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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Hughie » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:09 pm

Kilmarnock Herald
September 23, 1949

Mystery Solved

Mr Louis Scott, well-known Saltcoats proprietor, got quite a shock on Wednesday morning when an item, .complete with photograph, in a morning paper informed him that his son, Cesare ("Chez') was reported as a "tattooed mystery man" found to be suffering from loss of memory in Glasgow the previous night.

The "mystery" was soon solved, however, "Chez" had been to Irvine Central Hospital for treatment and had apparently boarded the wrong, bus when he came out. The treatment may have caused the temporary lapse of memory. On Thursday he was back to normal and safely back home. He was not missed on the Tuesday night because he habitually resides at his father's poultry farm in Dunlop, Ayrshire.

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:39 pm

This is how the Glasgow Herald raised the topic on 21 September, 1949:-

"LOST MEMORY APPEAL

Glasgow Police last night issued the description of a man, believed to be a seaman, who is suffering from loss of memory and whom they wish to have identified.

He is aged between 25 and 30, dressed in American-style clothing, and with three tattoos on his forearm, including one of a dog's head with the name "Bruce" below it. He had a wallet in his possession bearing the initials "C.T." or "C.S."

Any person who may be able to help to identify the man is asked to communicate with the Central Division police office."
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:04 am

GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1886

NORTH AYRSHIRE VOTERS ROLL

The new roll, just made up, shows a remarkable decrease in the number of persons entitled to vote in the election of a Member of Parliament in North Ayrshire.

Saltcoats:
1885-86, 922;
1886-87, 781;
Decrease, 141.

The decrease is due to an unusual indifference to political rights, to bad trade, which has increased the number of people who have failed to pay poor-rates, and to a decrease in the population.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:35 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 OCTOBER 1877

DEATH

At 15 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 28th ultimo, aged 13½ years, Willie, eldest son of the late Rev. R. Kennedy, Canada.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:38 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 OCTOBER 1911

PROPERTY FOR SALE

There will be exposed for sale, within the Faculty Hall, 84 St. George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday, 10th October, 1911, at 2 o’clock afternoon (unless previously disposed of privately) the desirable property at the corner of Dockhead Street and Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, occupied as Temperance Hotel, licensed grocery shop, etc. Latent ground, 37 falls or thereby, Scots measurement. Tack duty nominal. Rental £160. Upset price, £2300.

For further particulars apply to Pattison & Son, writers, 13 St. James’ Place, Paisley.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:33 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 OCTOBER 1879

MARRIAGE

SHARP – MAXTON: At Aberdargie Manse, Perth, on the 2nd instant, by the Rev. D. P. Fenwick, M.A., minister of Logie, Fife (brother-in-law of the bridegroom), John Sharp, assistant secretary, Life Association of Scotland, Edinburgh, to Elizabeth Baid, second daughter of the late Robert Maxton, M.E., Saltcoats, Ayrshire.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 OCTOBER 1908

SAD ACCIDENT

A sad accident occurred in a tenement at Windmill Street, Saltcoats, on Thursday night, whereby a ship carpenter named MALCOLM McKENZIE KERR, 73 years of age, lost his life. He was taking a grandchild upstairs when he lost his balance and fell to the bottom.

Dr. D. B. Campbell was promptly in attendance but the old man’s skull was fractured, and he died an hour later.

The child fell with him but received no injuries.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1874

DEATH

At 2 St. Marnock’s Buildings, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, Elizabeth Anderson, the infant daughter of Captain A. Ritchie.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1881

DEATH

PHILP: At East U.P. Manse, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, aged 3 years, George, third son of Rev. George Philp.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1885

BIRTH

ANDERSON: At 2 Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, the wife of William Anderson; a son.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:02 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1886

CHILD DROWNED – SALTCOATS

On Saturday, a child three years of age, named ANNIE ARNOTT, strayed from home, and, although a search was made for her, no trace could be found for several hours.

In the afternoon a boy discovered the body of a child lying at the shore on the rocks behind the Saracen’s Head Hotel. It is supposed that she wandered down to the shore, fell down the stairs leading to the rocks, and was drowned.

She was a daughter of Mr. Arnott, mason, Raise Street, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:56 pm

Penny Tray wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:00 am
GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1874

DEATH

At 2 St. Marnock’s Buildings, Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, Elizabeth Anderson, the infant daughter of Captain A. Ritchie.
I’ve never heard of St Marnock’s building anyone any idea where it was? I suspect it’s long gone.

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