Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1906

THE NEW YEAR

Saltcoats:
All the licensed houses were closed. The streets were busy with people on holiday, who were very orderly.

Entertainments were promoted by the Temperance Union in the Town Hall. The first for children took place in the afternoon. Bailie Donaldson presided over the entertainment for adults in the evening. On both occasions the hall was crowded.

A free breakfast to children was given on New Year’s morning, preceded by a Hogmanay supper to adults on Saturday night in the Christian Institute.

The League of the Cross Society had a social presided over by the Rev. Father Cronin, followed by an assembly.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1891

DEATH

HAMILTON: At Braefoot, Saltcoats, on the 2nd instant, aged 61 years, Angus Hamilton, joiner, late of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1893

FOOTBALL
VALE OF LEVEN v. SALTCOATS VICTORIA


Played at Saltcoats, and resulted in a draw – 2 goals each.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1893

THE NEW YEAR

Saltcoats:
A supper was given to the poor in the Albert Hall by the Young Men’s Christian Association. On Sunday morning the poor children of the town were entertained to breakfast by the same association.

The shops were mostly open, the merchants having decided to observe Wednesday as a holiday.

The usual dinner took place in the Mission Coast Home.

Last night a soiree was held in connection with the League of the Cross Temperance Society – Rev, J. Mackintosh presiding. There was a large attendance, and the meeting was a success.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1898

THE NEW YEAR

Saltcoats:
The poor children of the town were treated to a substantial breakfast in the Christian Institute on New Year morning.

At noon a united service was held in the West Church.

The Temperance Union held a festival in the Town Hall – Rev. A. Morris Moodie presiding. There was a good musical programme, which, with addresses by several speakers and exhibition of cinematographic made a capital evening’s entertainment.

On Hogmanay the poor were entertained to supper in the Christian Institute.

A soiree, followed by an assembly, was held in the League of the Cross Hall – Rev. P. McColl presiding – and the meeting was a great success.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1899

THE NEW YEAR

Saltcoats:
A good many visitors were in the town, and the streets were thronged with holiday-makers. The weather was bright and fine, but cold. At the Mission Coast Home the usual dinner took place. An excellent entertainment was given to juveniles in the Town Hall, under the auspices of the Saltcoats and District Temperance Union – Provost Smith presiding.

In the evening an entertainment was given by the same body to adults, under the presidency of Rev. David Greenhill, the programme including vocal and instrumental music, recitations, addresses, selections from gramophone and exhibition of cinematographic.

A soiree was held by the League of the Cross Society – Rev. P. McColl presiding.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JANUARY 1891

FOOTBALL
IRVINE RANGERS v. SALTCOATS VICTORIA
At Quarry Park, Irvine


Result: - Victoria, 5; Rangers, 2.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JANUARY 1904

ALLEGED CULPABLE HOMICIDE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday – before Provost Hood, Hon, Sheriff-Substitute – JOHN ANDERSON MARTIN, (23), labourer, Canal Street, Saltcoats, was examined and committed on a charge of culpable homicide.

Deceased was an unmarried man.

FATAL BRAWL – SALTCOATS

A quarrel which took place on New Year’s Night between two young men has resulted in the death of one of them.

MICHAEL McCUE, (26), a miner, and JOHN ANDERSON MARTIN, (23), a labourer, met on the bridge over the Glasgow & South-Western Railway at Kyleshill between seven and eight o’clock on New Year’s Night. Both men had been drinking. McCue asked Martin if he had a bottle, as he wanted a drink. The latter replied that he had no bottle. The two quarrelled, and it is alleged that Martin struck McCue on the jaw, knocking him down on the frost-bound road, with the result that the base of his skull was fractured.

McCue was removed first to the house of Martin’s mother in Canal Street, Saltcoats, and afterwards to his own lodgings in Townhead, Stevenston. Martin remained beside the injured man, and assisted in his removal.

McCue was a native of Donegal, Ireland. His friends were informed by telephone of the occurrence.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday Martin was committed to prison pending inquiry, bail being refused meantime.

A post-mortem examination of the body was ordered.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1904

PROPOSED NEW PARISH CHURCH FOR SALTCOATS

A meeting of the heritors was held yesterday afternoon regarding the proposal to erect a new parish church on the present site, to cost £8000, at the expense of the new or real rent heritors, of which sum the congregation will pay £3000.

There was a large attendance at the meeting, which took place in the parish church – Mr. James Mutter presiding.

Provost Young, Ardrossan, moved – “That in the opinion of this meeting the Parish Church, with the repairs as proposed, will be a substantial, sound, serviceable building; therefore this meeting resolves to oppose the erection of a new church at the expense of the rent heritors.”

Major Hogarth, Ardrossan, seconded the motion.

Mrs. P. Burns, Kilmarnock, moved, as an amendment, that the meeting approves of the terms proposed by the valued rent heritors but do not approve of the erection on the present site, and recommend that another be obtained.

Captain Wylie seconded the amendment

Mr. A. Wood, ex-Bailie Miller; Mr. Boyd; Mr. Murray, solicitor, Glasgow; Councillor Bogle; and others spoke.

On a vote being taken, 136 were for the motion and 33 for the amendment. A number of mandates were used.

Several parties intimated their dissent from the resolution.

On the motion of Bailie Miller, a committee was appointed to act in regard to the matter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JANUARY 1908

BIRTH

HOUSTON: At Parkfield, Saltcoats, on the 6th instant, the wife of John Houston; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JANUARY 1908

THEFT BY HOUSEBREAKING

On Tuesday night Mr. R. C. Wilkie’s shop at Saltcoats was entered and a quantity of tobacco, some bottles of whisky, and a small sum of money stolen. The premises are in Dockhead Street, and entrance was obtained by breaking a skylight window at the back of the shop.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:58 am

GLASGOW HERALD
8 JANUARY 1869

Sir,

MISSION COAST HOME, SALTCOATS

Please be so kind as to acknowledge with sincere gratitude from me a number of sums varying from 5s to £10 from a number of sincere friends for the benefit of “The Home at Saltcoats; also, £5 10s from the U.P. Church, John Street, Glasgow (Rev. Doctor Anderson’s and Rev. D. McEwan’s).

Be so good also as to give a corner of the Herald for the following letter, with thanks – I never can express – for its precious contents.

JAMES SMITH

“120 Cannon Street,
LONDON,
4 January 1869.

Dear Sir,

I have received the report of your “Mission Coast Home,” which I have perused with interest, and feel much gratified with the amount of good work you have done with the small amount of subscriptions placed at your disposal.

I enclose cheque for £10 as my usual subscription; and as I fear your efforts will still be much fettered by the want of proper accommodation, I will cheerfully give £1000 as the purchase money of one or two cottages, which you may occupy free of rent or charge.

I shall be well pleased if you give the proposal your earliest attention; and if a suitable house or houses cannot be got I shall be glad to build one with proper requirements for carrying out your most benevolent object.

Yours truly,
THOMAS CORBETT”
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