Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 FEBRUARY 1906

BIRTH

CAMPBELL: At Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 3rd February, the wife of James Campbell, junior; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1901

SOUTH BEACH UNITED FREE CHURCH – SALTCOATS

At the annual meeting of this church – Rev. C. Lamont presiding, Mr. Connell, treasurer, reported that the income from all sources last year was £429 16s 7½d and there had been sent to the Sustentation Fund £132 14s 5d. For the first time in its history the congregation had become self-supporting.

The membership is 198 as against 186 nine months ago.

Rev. Mr. Fraser, Tradeston, afterwards gave an address.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1901

GUN ACCIDENT

Yesterday ALEXANDER NIVEN, collier, Ettrick Place, Saltcoats, went out shooting. On the High Road, about a mile from Saltcoats a crow which he had shot fell into a hedge, and when the man was getting it out one of the barrels went off through the trigger catching on a twig, shattering his left wrist.

At the Cemetery Cottage his wound was temporarily dressed, and he was removed to the Western Infirmary.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1907

DEATH

LITTLE: Suddenly, at Seaside Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 7th instant, Janet Robertson, in her 80th year, relict of Walter Little, shipmaster.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1900

DEATH

McMASTER: At 95 Argyle Road, Saltcoats, on the 7th instant, Isabella Rennie, widow of John McMaster, Stranraer.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1909

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL

At the monthly meeting of Saltcoats Town Council last night – Provost Donaldson presiding – a report was submitted of a meeting of the North Ayrshire Combination Smallpox Hospital Committee at Kilwinning.

The statement showed that the proportion payable by Saltcoats Town Council to the combination amounted to £471.

The Town Clerk pointed out that when the first allocation of £311 was made against the burgh the combination had not been effected, and that Saltcoats had refused liability for interest of that sum. When the constitution was signed on behalf of Saltcoats Town Council it was specially provided that interest should not be paid by them.

The Council agreed to offer to pay to the joint committee the principal sums allocated against the Town Council with interest from June 8, 1908.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1846

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT

On Saturday last was received the melancholy intelligence of the loss of WILLIAM GOOD, master of the schooner JEAN AND GRACE of Saltcoats, while the vessel was lying in Sligo Bay. He lost his hold on the chains, and fell into the sea.

The accident was discovered too late to render assistance. There was a strong current running at the time and the body was immediately swept away.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1900

SALTCOATS AND DISTRICT LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION

Under the auspices of the above association a public meeting was held in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, on Thursday evening to hear a lecture entitled, “Through Africa” by Mr. Thomas Hurst, of the West of Scotland Liberal Unionist Association. Provost Guthrie presided over a large and enthusiastic meeting.

The chairman, in introducing Mr. Hurst, referred to the war which Britain has been called upon to wage, but they all hoped it would soon be ended, and that with a complete victory for the British arms.

The lecturer then proceeded with his lecture, and gave a lucid historical description of the various places of interest. A large number of slides were shown of the important places touched upon and the chief personages connected with Africa. A collection of war pictures was also shown, which met with a great outburst of cheering.

Votes of thanks closed a most successful meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1904

PROPOSED NEW BATHING POND

At a meeting of Saltcoats Town Council – Provost Guthrie presiding – it was reported that, in accordance with a resolution of the Council, the Shores and Improvements Committee had instructed the surveyor to prepare a plan showing a large bathing pond at the Saltpans bathing ground.

The plan was submitted at the Council meeting and the committee recommended that the pond be constructed.

Mr. Bogle, in moving the adoption of the recommendation, pointed out that the pond would provide ample accommodation for swimmers and bathers at all stages of the tide.

The estimated cost was £260, and by making a small charge the cost of construction and upkeep would be met.

The proposal was fully discussed, but on account of the increase in taxation it was decided to abandon the project meantime.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1909

GOLDEN WEDDING

Mr. and Mrs. DAVID M. SCOTT, Ardeer Cottage, Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, have celebrated their golden wedding. They were married at Arbroath by Rev. Walter Irvine, parish minister, in 1859.

Mr. Scott was for 32 years a lighthouse keeper, and has served on several of the East and West Coast lighthouses. Fourteen years ago he retired and came to reside in Saltcoats.

He is an elder in Erskine United Free Church, chaplain of the local Masonic lodge, and takes an active part in the working of the craft. He is also a keen bowler.

During his stay in Saltcoats Mr. Scott has kept a daily register of the rainfall, and publishes monthly and yearly reports on it. For several years he has been water inspector under the Irvine and District Water Board.

Mr. Scott is the fourth of the Scott family to celebrate his golden wedding. His father and he have received Government pay and pension between them for over 100 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1932

BANDSTAND

In response to an application by Saltcoats ministers, Saltcoats Town Council have granted the use of the bandstand for religious meetings on Sundays at 8 p.m. during July and August.

Applications are also to be invited from bands for the free use of the bandstand to give performances during the season on the same conditions as formerly – the Council granting to each band selected a sum of four guineas to cover expenses. The bands will be permitted to take a collection from the audience at each performance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1908

DISPOSSESSED CONGREGATIONS

A public meeting in connection with the dispossessed Congregations of the U.F. Church was held in Trinity Church, Saltcoats, last night – Mr. James Cant, Kilmeny, in the chair.

The Rev. Alexander Bain (Kingussie), the Rev. Norman Fraser, B.D., (Edinburgh), the Rev. S. C. McLellan (Crieff), and the Rev. R. M. Thomson (Ardrossan), addressed the meeting in favour of the scheme for providing churches for the dispossessed congregations.

Mr. E. S. Wilson (Saltcoats) moved and Mr. R. W. Boyd (Saltcoats) seconded a resolution approving of the scheme.

The resolution was unanimously carried.
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