Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

A thin attendance in market on 30th ultimo on account of Kilmarnock Show.

There were 50 bolls of wheat and 12 bolls of oats exposed. Of 22 bolls of oat meal exposed, 4 sold at 22s 6d, and 18 at 22s 1½d.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 NOVEMBER 1920

FOOTBALL - SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP – 3rd ROUND

Kilwinning Rangers, 1; Saltcoats Victoria, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1882

BIRTH

HUNTER: At Cuban Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 8th instant, the wife of William Hunter, Chapelhill, Ardrossan; a son.
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Post by Hughie » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:01 am

There's an interesting article from the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald here in threetowners about the history of the Hunters of Chapelhill.

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Post by Hughie » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:14 pm

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
November 10, 1905

Birth

McCallum - At 5 Eglinton Place, Saltcoats, on the 9th November, the wife of Robert McCallum, plasterer: a son.
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My great grandfather Hugh McCallum and family lived at the same address in Raise Street during the 1891 census as the above McCallum family - they were unrelated. In later years my dad's sister married into this family of plasterers.

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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 NOVEMBER 1915

Died on service, Company Sergeant Major RITCHIE BROWN LOCKHART, (28), 1/4 Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, - Theatre of war, Gallipoli – son of John and Mrs A. Lockhart, 6 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

Mr and Mrs Lockhart, 6 Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats, have received intimation from the War Office that their son, Company Sergeant Major RITCHIE BROWN LOCKHART, 1/4 Royal Scots Fusiliers, had died on November 11 from beriberi.

Sergeant Major Lockhart is the third member of the family to lose his life since the outbreak of war.

The first member of his family lost his life through the sinking of the LUSITANIA, and the second brother died in Flanders a few weeks ago.

Mr Lockhart has a fourth son who has been invalided home from the Dardanelles, and is at present in Stobhill Hospital.

Sergeant Major Lockhart was 28 years of age, and was for eleven years in the Volunteer and Territorial Forces in Saltcoats. He was promoted to the post of Senior Sergeant Major of the Company while in training at Stirling. He had been at the Dardanelles since May, and had been through a number of actions.

Prior to the war he was employed as a joiner at Nobel’s Factory.

The family is particularly well-known in the district owing to the long association with the Volunteer Force. Mr John Lockhart, father of Sergeant Major Lockhart, was for many years connected with the Force, and was a recognised shot in his day.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1916

DEATH OF MRS JAMES McISAAC OF PARKEND

Mrs McIsaac, of Parkend, Saltcoats, died on Sunday, after a brief illness. She was the widow of James McIsaac, ship-owner, Glasgow, who was for a number of years Provost of Saltcoats.

Mrs McIsaac took a prominent part in the work of Ardrossan Parish Church and the local Sick Nursing Association, and was a generous benefactor to other charitable institutions.

She was 83 years of age.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 NOVEMBER 1876

DEATH

At Bay View, Saltcoats, on the 13th instant, aged 81 years, James Smith, writer, formerly of Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1972

MARRIAGE

At 19 Bradshaw Street, Saltcoats, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. Mr Cairns, Stewarton, assisted by the Rev. Mr McGregor, Kilwinning, the Rev. George Philp, of the East U.P. Church, Saltcoats, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Mr Alexander Campbell.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1875

DEATH

At Ivy Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 12th instant, Sarah Graham Crawford, wife of the Rev. A. M. Crawford, minister of Brownfield Chapel, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1881

NEW SCHEME OF WATER SUPPLY – SALTCOATS

Mr Moffat, C.E., has now submitted additional information as to the best mode of acquiring the water-works of the Ardrossan Gas & Water Company, and extending them so as to be capable of suppling the towns of Ardrossan and Saltcoats.

The quantity of water required daily at present for the two towns, allowing 25 gallons per head, he estimated at 257,175 gallons; but at the present rate of increase it would be prudent to provide for a daily consumption of 400,000 gallons.

Assuming that a half-yearly supply was stored, a total storage capacity of 73,000,000 gallons, or an addition of 45,928 gallons to the quantity contained in the company’s reservoir at Whitlees and Parkhouse would be required.

Putting aside the proposed reservoir higher up the valley, above Busbie, on account of the extra cost he now recommends the construction of a reservoir at Busbie capable of containing 48,000,000 gallons.

The area covered by water would be 18 acres, and the greatest depth 31 feet. The height above sea level is 368 feet. The drainage area is 370 acres, consisting almost entirely of mountain pasture, which gives off the largest percentage of rainfall, and is the poorest condition of any land in the neighbourhood. This would give water enough, but should an additional supply be desired it could be obtained by a catching water drain round the slope of the hill. It was not necessary to depend entirely on the drainage area of this reservoir, as he proposed that it should only be used to supply the existing reservoirs, so as to keep them always full; and that a new pipe should be taken from Whitlees reservoir for the supply of the whole town of Saltcoats.

By this arrangement the water would not become stagnant in summer, because fresh water would be kept continually flowing into the reservoirs, so as to keep them full and the quality of water would be the best possible.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1879

FOOTBALL
CRESCENT v. IRVINE


Played on the ground of the former, Plantation Park, Saltcoats, and resulted in favour of the Crescent by three goals to one disputed goal.
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