Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by hahaya2004 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:07 pm

Scott McCallum wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:24 am
You are right for Brewery Park, Penny Tray, but that was Saltcoats Vics first park and was abandoned in about 1899 when the team went out of existence for a while. The park that I'm talking about was their second ground from about 1911 to 1936 sometimes called Victoria Park in Rocky Knowe.
You can see film from there on the celebrations of Saltcoats quatercentenerary - youngsters athletic competitions etc. I just don't know where exactly it was?
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This is from the book "Saltcoats Old and New":
Through parks a former generation could pursue a right-of-way, coming out at Rocky Knowe. Today, the route to the Loanhead Well, the scene of plighted troths and the rural glory of a once beautiful neighbourhood, is scarcely traceable.

From the OS Name Book:
Loanhead Well - A springwell on the South Side of a public footpath between Townhead Road and Old Raise road.-
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:44 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1907

DEATH

GORDON: At Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, Mrs. Elizabeth Kennedy Gordon, of George Street, Glasgow.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1907

BATHING POND AT SALTCOATS

Saltcoats Town Council held a special meeting last night to consider the question of providing a large pond for bathers at the North Pans.

A plan and estimate of the costs was submitted by the surveyor.

Mr. H. Arnott, convenor of the Shores Committee, moved that steps be taken to have the pond constructed. The committee, he said, had gone carefully into the matter, and were convinced that the pond could be constructed for £516, and they were certain that from the revenue derived from the Bathers’ Club, and the general public there would be a balance.

Mr. Hugh Thomson said he had also gone into the matter and could assure the members that if the pond was gone on with it would cost at least £1000. The estimate was quite out of it – the price allowed for the concrete work under the sea being the same as for dry land.

Mr. Blakely seconded the motion, and thought that even if the pond cost £1000 it would be money well spent.

Mr. McGavin moved that the matter be remitted back to the committee for further consideration. He thought it would be better to do this and make sure of what the cost would be.

Bailie A. S. Millar seconded.

The Provost, Bailie Christie, and Mr. McKirdy spoke in favour of the motion.

A vote was then taken, which resulted in the motion being carried by five votes to three, one member declining to vote.

To carry out the resolution requires a clear majority of two-thirds of the members present. So that the motion fell through.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1903

CRUELTY TO CHILDREN

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday – before Sheriff Mackenzie – DONALD SINCLAIR, labourer, Windmill Street, Saltcoats, was charged with having, between 20th September, 1902, and 7th January, 1903. Cruelly ill-treated five step-children and one of his own children, whose ages ranged from two to thirteen years.

He pleaded not guilty, but was convicted and sentenced to 60 days imprisonment.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:44 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1908

DEATH

SINCLAIR: At 4 Springvale Street, Saltcoats, on the 23rd instant, Anne Sinclair, daughter of the late William L. Sinclair, Breakplough, Stevenston.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1850

MARRIAGE

At Galston, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. R. McIndoe, Mr. Robert Hutchison, Saltcoats, to Jane, daughter of the late William Allison, agent there.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:15 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1905

MR. AINSWORTH, M.P., AT SALTCOATS

Last night a large meeting was held in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, in connection with the Liberal Association – Mr. William Guthrie presiding.

Mr. Ainsworth, M.P., said there was no reason why North Ayrshire at the next election could not achieve as notable a victory as had been won in Argyllshire.

If all sections of the party became united they could achieve anything.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1867

BIRTH

At Braehead, Saltcoats, on the 25th instant, Mrs. M. Brown; a son.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1891

SALTCOATS – NEW TOWN HALL

Some time ago, in answer to an invitation, 17 designs were sent in by architects for the proposed new Town Hall. After long and careful consideration, the Commissioners were not satisfied with any one of the plans, and appointed a committee to endeavour to put into shape the views expressed in consultation.

The committee prepared a pencil sketch of the hall in accordance with the views expressed by the commissioners. This sketch has been approved of, subject to such alterations as might appear advisable afterwards.

The Commissioners agreed to invite architects who had sent in plans to state on what terms they would be willing to prepare complete plans for the new hall, taking the pencil sketch as a basis.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1904

BIRTH

At Saltcoats, on the 25th instant, the wife of George W. King (late of Galashiels); a daughter.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:22 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1904

THE EARL OF LYTTON AT SALTCOATS

Last night in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, Lord Lytton, delivered an address on “Some Suggestions for Industrial Reform.”

The address was under the auspices of the local Literary Society, and there was a good attendance.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:23 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1913

ARDROSSAN AND SALTCOATS GOLF CLUB

Fulton Medal Competition – Principal Winners: -

John Fulton, (14) 72 (Winner);
Drummond McGillivray, (4) 79;
Harry Gaul, (scratch) 80; and
Robert McGillivray, (16) 80.
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