Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1870

DEATH

At Windmill Street, Saltcoats, on the 28th instant, Daniel Nicol, 85 years, 40 years a widower.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1877

SALTCOATS FREE CHURCH

The annual congregational meeting of the Free Church was held on Wednesday – Rev. D. Scott in the chair.

The reports show that the congregation is making good progress numerically and financially. The total funds raised were £440 – being £34 more than the previous year.

Speeches were delivered by the Rev. J. Stewart of Ardrossan, and Messrs Fullerton, Galloway (of Glasgow), and others; and the choir sang some anthems.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1901

CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

On Thursday evening the Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston Choral and Orchestral Society gave their second concert this session, when Handel’s oratorio “The Messiah” was rendered to a large audience in the Town Hall, Saltcoats.

The seats were almost entirely taken up by reserved ticket holders and honorary members.

The chorus and orchestra numbers 170 performers under the leadership of Mr. W. G. Burgoyne, town organist, Ayr, and they played their part skilfully, and were frequently applauded.

The principals were – Miss Maggie Jaques, soprano; Miss Alice Lakin, contralto; Mr. Joseph Hanson, tenor; and Mr. Arthur Barlow, bass.

At the social event after the concert, the President, Mr. J. C. Stewart, and Mr. Burgoyne, congratulated the members on the success of their efforts.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1905

Sir,

HOME FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN, SALTCOATS

May I, through your kindness, appeal to the citizens of Glasgow on behalf of the children in the two homes at Saltcoats so long supervised by the late Mr. John Galloway.

The directors are, as usual, arranging for sending about 20 of the children to Canada, where comfortable and happy homes are found for them by our representative, Rev. Robert Wallace.

The children will leave Liverpool next week by the S.S. VIRGINIAN.

The total cost of emigrating them will be about £200, and for this sum I venture to make an urgent appeal.

The excellence of the reports periodically sent home, and the fact that many of the children so endear themselves to those in whose charge they are placed as to be adopted by them, are sufficient indications of the value of the work and of the great change which comes into the lives of the children who, in almost all cases, have been rescued from miserable and degrading surroundings.

Subscriptions earmarked for the “Emigration Fund” may be sent either to Mr. Alexander MacKeith, 18 Howard Street, Glasgow, treasurer of the Glasgow Evangelistic Association or to yours &c.

A. B. BIRKMYRE SCOTT,
116 Hope Street,
Glasgow.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
31 MARCH 1906

LATEST WILLS

The inventories of personal estate recently lodged with the Sheriff Clerk at Kilmarnock included the following: -

JAMES HOGG, Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Edinburgh, sometime residing at 6 Springvale Place, Saltcoats, and latterly at the Royal Temperance Hotel, Saltcoats (including heritage), £4231 14s 2d.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 am

GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1839

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

On Monday evening last two men attempted to force their way into the manse of the Rev. JOHN BRYCE, at Saltcoats, but the Rev. Gentleman, being on the alert, seized a horse pistol, and undauntedly issuing out of doors, attacked the fellows, felled one of them to the ground, and broke the butt-end of it over the arm of the other.

The robbers, on receiving such an unlooked for reception, beat their retreat, leaving the spirited clergyman in undisputed possession of the field.

A number of loose and disorderly characters have been observed in the vicinity of Saltcoats of late, and it is to be feared that other outrages may be attempted.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1902

DEATH

GLEN: At Rockvale, Saltcoats, on the 30th ultimo, Mary, eldest daughter of the late George Glen, Bannockburn, for eighteen years matron in the Homes for Destitute Children, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1909

DEATH

DONALD: At Springvale Hospital, Saltcoats, on the 30th ultimo, Elizabeth Aitken, in her 51st year, wife of William Donald, explosives chemist.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 APRIL 1900

SALTCOATS FREE GAELIC CHURCH

At the Bible-class social meeting on Friday, 30th ultimo, the members presented the Rev. Charles Lamont with a handsome marble timepiece and ornaments, and Miss Lamont with a gold brooch set with pearls.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 APRIL 1906

BIRTH

HAMILTON: At Maryville, Winton Circus, Saltcoats, the wife of Captain James Hamilton; a son (still born).

DEATH

HAMILTON: At Maryville, Winton Circus, Saltcoats, Louisa, the wife of Captain James Hamilton, and eldest daughter of the late John Porter, Birkenhead.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
4 APRIL 1903

Sir,

GLASGOW UNITED EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION

We have pleasure in acknowledging subscriptions, donations, collections, &c., received since our last, amounting to £1973 6s 9d, and these have been apportioned, as requested to the following funds – Fresh Air, Preparation, Amelioration, and Destitute Children’s Homes, Saltcoats.

I am &c.,
Alexander MacKeith,
18 Howard Street,
Glasgow.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 APRIL 1906

DEATH

LANG: At Appin, Argyle Road, Saltcoats, on Tuesday, 3rd instant, Mary, beloved wife of Archibald Lang, retired marine engineer (late of Dumbarton).
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