Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1904

SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS AT THE SALTCOATS SHORES

At a meeting of the Town Council – Provost Guthrie presiding – a recommendation of the Shores and Improvements Committee to let six sites for the sale of goods and merchandise at the West Shore for £5 each and one site for mineral or musical entertainment at £1 per week, with a minimum of £10 for the season, was agreed to.

It was also resolved to license boat hirers on this shore.

A proposal to open the bathing-house on the North Pans until one o’clock on Sunday was defeated by the Provost’s casting vote.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1907

SALTCOATS BOWLING CLUB AND ITS LICENSE

Saltcoats Town Council were last night informed by Kilmarnock Sheriff Clerk that Saltcoats Bowling Club had applied for registration under the Licensing Act.

Mr. Arnott inquired if the club could not apply to the Magistrates for a special license when required instead of having the club registered.

Mr. Thomson (a bowler) said the rules of the club prohibited liquors unless at special games. The club first applied for registration because they could not rely on the Magistrates of that period granting a special permit when required, and they did not want to arrange a game and find that they could not entertain their friends.

Mr. Arnott said they surely had not much faith in the Magistrates, and Mr. Thomson retorted that they had no faith in them at all.

The matter then dropped.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1900

SCOTCH BANKRUPT – SEQUESTRATION

JAMES BRANNIGAN, contractor, Springvale Street, Saltcoats. Creditors to meet in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, 20th April, at two o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1902

DEATH

PATON: At 4 Galloway Place, Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, Ellen Smith, wife of Robert Paton, watchmaker.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1903

DEATH

SERVICE: At 15 Springvale Street, Saltcoats, on the 12th instant, Margaret Bone, in her 86th year, relict of William Service, Kilwinning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1903

DEATH

JOHNSTON: At 8 Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, Barbara Moffat, widow of George Johnston, wine merchant, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1904

SALTCOATS – REPRESENTATION ON ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL

At present the Parish Council is made up of eight members from Ardrossan Burgh, six from Saltcoats (Parish of Ardrossan), and one from the landward part of the parish.

The Local Government Board fixed the number of members for each ward in 1895. Since that date the population in the various parts has materially altered in proportion.

Having regard to the existing population and the special wants and circumstances of the parish, the Town Council of Saltcoats recommends that there shall be seven councillors from the burgh of Ardrossan, seven from Saltcoats, and one from the landward part of the parish.

A copy of the recommendation is to be sent to Ardrossan Town Council and the County Council for approval.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1909

SALTCOATS LICENSING COURT

Provost Donaldson presiding.

All the applications for renewal of certificates were granted.

The only recommendation made by the Court was to have the boundary wall at the Crown Hotel increased in height.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1903

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – IRVINE AND DISTRICT WATER BOARD PROVISIONAL ORDER

At the monthly meeting of Saltcoats Town Council – Provost Guthrie presiding – the minutes showed that a special meeting had been held, at which the Council unanimously approved of the terms of the settlement agreed to at the inquiry in Edinburgh as to the formation of a Water Board, and gave instructions to have the Order confirmed.

It was also unanimously agreed to record in the minutes an expression of the Council’s appreciation of the skilful and thorough manner in which the case for the promoters had been prepared by Mr. James Campbell, the Town Clerk.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1908

MARRIAGE

LAMONT – MONRO: At 10 Clairmont Gardens, Glasgow, on the 14th April, by the Rev. P. Carnegie Simpson, and the Rev. P. D. Thomson, the Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats, to Ellen Kirkpatrick, daughter of the late William Monro, M.D., Arbroath.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1908

SALTCOATS LICENSING COURT

Provost Donaldson presided at the half-yearly Court for Saltcoats.

A petition was read from the ratepayers in favour of six-day hotel licenses being granted for the Saracen’s Head Hotel and Crown Hotel instead of seven-day licenses.

A petition with the same object was also read from the kirk session of the Landsborough Church.

Mr. Kirkland, writer, appeared on behalf of the license holders, and objected to the first petition, holding that the signatures were not people resident in the vicinity.

The Landsborough Church petition was thrown out because the license holders had not been served with a copy, but the Court allowed the first petition.

Mr. Kirkland said this petition had not been got up spontaneously, but was the result of great efforts and energy by the teetotal party. It had evidently been intended to make it as representing the churches, for among the names were those of three ministers, an organist and precentor, and a beadle. There were no specific charges in it, but general objections. He thought it would be an extraordinary affair if the parties coming to Saltcoats on Sunday could not be provided with food and drink.

After consideration Bailie Christie moved that the licenses be renewed as formerly, and Bailie A. S. Millar seconded. The motion was carried by two votes to one.

Mr. Kirkland said if these objections were confirmed year after year he would ask the Court to allow the license holders expenses. He would not insist on expenses this year, but he thought license holders should be protected from this form of persecution. Mr. Mitchell held that only if the objections were considered by the Court to be frivolous could expenses be granted.

The matter then dropped.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 APRIL 1901

RETIRED PUBLICAN ASSAULTS HIS WIFE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday before Mr. James Henderson, Hon. Sheriff-Substitute, WILLIAM GIBSON, retired publican, Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, was charged with having, on 13th instant, assaulted his wife, Grace Stevenson, by striking her a blow on the left eye with his clenched fist and kicking her on the back with his booted foot.

There were six previous convictions recorded against accused. He pleaded guilty.

Mr. Joseph Kirkland, writer, Saltcoats, explained that arrangements were being made between the husband and wife for a separation, and as there was not likely to be any recurrence of the altercations between them, he asked that the accused should get the option of a fine, especially as no serious injury had been done by the assault.

The Sheriff said he was reluctant to give the alternative of a fine, but in the hope that accused would not be back again he would give him another chance.

The penalty would be £10 or 60 days’ imprisonment.
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