Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1902

BIRTH

HOGARTH: At Dyke Mains, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, Mrs. John Hogarth; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1902

BIRTH

HAMILTON: At Staffa Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, the wife of Alexander Hamilton; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1906

SALTCOATS MAN FOUND DROWNED

Yesterday the body of WILLIAM BROWN, aged sixty, a dynamite worker, residing in Green Street, Saltcoats, was found in the harbour.

Deceased had for the last six months been in poor health. Last night he went out of his house, and was seen in the streets about half-past nine. As he did not return home, a search was made for him.

Brown was married, and leaves a wife and family.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 MARCH 1908

EDINBURGH GAZETTE NOTICE – SEQUESTRATION

DAVID ARNOTT, mason, residing sometime at 104 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, now at 31 Rosebery Street, Polmadie, Glasgow.

Creditors to meet in the Faculty Hall, St. George’s Place, Glasgow, March 16, at twelve o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 MARCH 1871

SALTCOATS – ANNIVERSARY SERVICES

On Sabbath last, anniversary services were conducted in the Independent Chapel, forenoon, afternoon, and evening, by the Rev. Professor Kirk, of Edinburgh.

The annual tea soiree in connection with the church was held on Monday evening, and was well attended.

Mr. Nelson, Ardrossan, occupied the chair, and during the evening the Rev. Doctor Morison of Glasgow, the Rev. Professor Kirk of Edinburgh, and the Rev. Fergus Ferguson, Glasgow, gave appropriate addresses.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 MARCH 1878

MARRIAGE

MITCHELL – KERR: At Windmill Street, Saltcoats, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. George Philp, John Mitchell, shipmaster, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Captain Duncan Kerr.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 MARCH 1905

DEATH

STIRRAT: At Brython, Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 8th instant, Elizabeth Reid, in her 94th year, relict of William Stirrat.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 MARCH 1909

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL

At the monthly meeting of Saltcoats Town Council last night it was intimated that the men employed at the North Pans bathing pond had now been withdrawn, as the funds available for paying them were exhausted.

Mr. Arnott, convenor, said that as there seemed to be no prospect of these men getting employment elsewhere in the district arrangements had been made to have a concert to raise funds to help them.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 MARCH 1888

BREAKING A WINDOW TO GET LOCKED UP

Early yesterday morning a tramp named JAMES SMITH deliberately smashed a pane of glass in the window of a house at Saltcoats, and on being arrested said he broke the window so that he might get locked up and have shelter.

At the Police Court – Provost McIsaac and Bailie Campbell – the accused was sent 21 days to prison.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 MARCH 1899

DEATH

CRAWFORD: At Liverpool, on the 7th instant, Captain Robert Crawford, late of Cunard R.M.S. “ETRURIA,” son of Captain Robert Crawford, of Glencairn Cottage, Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
10 MARCH 1915

Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, Private JAMES HUGHEY, (36), 1ST Battalion Irish Rifles – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mrs. Hughey, 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats, and the late James Hughey.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported:-

On Friday morning Mrs Hughey, 4 Arthur Street, Saltcoats, received official notice that her son Private James Hughey, Royal Irish Rifles, had been killed in action on March 10.

Private Hughey joined the Irish Rifles in 1896, and served twelve years. During that time he had been in India and South Africa with his regiment.

He was a well-known hockey and football player.

On the expiry of his term of service he came to reside in Saltcoats, and entered Messrs Nobel’s Factory in 1908. He was a member of the Ardeer Company of Territorials, and left the Factory in January to join his old regiment.

He had only been at the front about six weeks when he fell in action.

Private Hughey was unmarried and resided with his mother, and was a most exemplary young man. His father was Sergeant Major Hughey, of the Royal Marine Artillery, and saw service in the Crimea. His brother, Mr. Arthur Hughey, is at present the secretary of the Ardeer Section of the Scottish Union, and was also for some years in the army.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 MARCH 1886

MARRIAGE

McCALLUM – ANDERSON: At 4 Burnbank Terrace, Glasgow, on the 10th instant, by the Rev. James Troup, M.A., Helensburgh, and the Rev. George Fairgrieve, Saltcoats, Duncan McCallum, son of the late Mungo McCallum, Glasgow, to Helen Willox, daughter of Hugh Locke Anderson, Ava Lodge, Helensburgh.
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