Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Published stories from each town's past.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1896

CHRISTMAS

Saltcoats:
At the post office there was an unprecedented briskness, parcels showing an increase of about 50 per cent, while letters were also more numerous than usual. To cope with this extra business additional men were engaged, so that the work was got through speedily without any hitch whatsoever.

Midnight Mass was celebrated in St. Mary’s R.C. Chapel, Rev. P. McColl officiating.

In the afternoon yesterday rain set in, which prevented many people from being about the streets.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:08 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1899

CHRISTMAS

Saltcoats:
Showers of snow and sleet fell during the day, and out of doors was very disagreeable.

At the post office a brisk business has been done.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:09 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1899

DEATH

CAMPBELL: At 17 Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 24th instant, Margaret Minto, aged 78, wife of James Campbell, senior.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:19 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 DECEMBER 1887

CHRISTMAS

Saltcoats:
The letters which passed through the post office were very numerous, and showed no decrease on the preceding year; but being spread over Friday, Saturday, and Monday, there was not the same pressure on the officials. Saturday was a special busy day at the post office, and the letter carriers were on duty from early morning till late at night. There was an increase of one-fourth in the number of parcels.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 DECEMBER 1892

CHRISTMAS

Saltcoats:
At the post office there was a light increase in the number of parcels, but letters were much the same as last year. The work of the despatch and delivery was spread over a larger time than usual, consequently everything was satisfactorily disposed of with slight delay.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 DECEMBER 1897

CHRISTMAS

Saltcoats:
At the post office there was an unusual pressure of business, letters and parcels being more numerous than formerly, but the deliveries were effected expeditiously.

The usual service of Mass was celebrated in the R.C. Chapel – Rev. P. McColl officiating.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1891

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS VICTORIA v. BEITH


At Knockbuckle Park, Beith, before a sparse crowd. A drizzling rain and high wind had a great effect on the game.

Playing against the wind, the Victoria opened the scoring immediately the ball was kicked off. Beith retaliated with two goals soon after, and although they kept up a high pressure till half-time were only able to add another.

Saltcoats scored a minute from resumption, and Beith added a fourth. Then Saltcoats scored twice within as many minutes, making the game equal. A few minutes before time the home team put on the winning point, and an exciting finish resulted in – Beith, 5; Victoria, 4.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1894

DEATH

CHISHOLM: At Saltcoats on the 27th instant, aged 32 years, Alexander Chisholm, ship carpenter.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:13 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1894

MARRIAGE

DALZELL – CREE: At Blair Athol, Saltcoats, on Christmas Day, by the Rev. R. S. Macaulay, Irvine, William T. Dalzell, C.E., Northwich, to Margaret Lindsay Reid, youngest daughter of the late John A. Cree, Irvine.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1895

DEATH

MACALPINE: At Blackford Villa, Saltcoats, on the 27th instant, Mrs. Jane Ann Brown or Macalpine, widow of John Macalpine, and daughter of Captain peter Brown, of Culevin, Rothesay, and Bellvue, Castle Douglas.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:15 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1898

A CURIOUS ACCIDENT AT SALTCOATS

A heavy sea was rolling in yesterday at Saltcoats, and a breach was made in the concrete embankment protecting the Glasgow & South-Western Railway. A portion of the sleeper fence at this point was carried away.

Mr. Gilmour, stationmaster, and a number of workmen were at hand removing debris cast on the line. The sea, breaking in at the embankment, was carried across the railway and into Canal Street, flooding gardens and back courts. Fortunately the railway track was uninjured, and there was no interruption to traffic. Trains passing Canal Street crossing had to run through great clouds of spray blown over the line, which completely enveloped them, and where carriage windows were left open passengers had a disagreeable experience.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 14294
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:13 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 DECEMBER 1893

MISSION COAST HOME

The annual meeting of subscribers to the Mission Coast Home, Saltcoats, was held in the Christian Institute, Glasgow. Councillor McCutcheon presided.

The proceedings were opened with prayer by Rev. Doctor Scott.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

Post Reply