Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:30 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 DECEMBER 1915

Died on service, Lance Corporal ROBERT LOGAN JOHNSTON, (27), Household Cavalry – Theatre of war, Gallipoli – son of Robert and Margaret Johnston, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 DECEMBER 1877

DEATH

At 21 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, Agnes Macaulay, only daughter of the late Mr David Smith, clothier, Dalry.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 DECEMBER 1911

FALL FROM SALTCOATS PROMENADE – COURT OF SESSION – BEFORE LORD DEWAR

The records were closed in actions by Mrs Morrison, widow, 25 Cuthill Road, Denmark Hill, London, and Thomas Taylor, engineer, 6 Glebe Street, Townhead, Glasgow, against the Burgh of Saltcoats for £1000 and £500 respectively in respect of personal injuries.

The pursuers, who are related, were, in August, 1911, in company with Mrs Taylor, walking along the promenade on the embankment overlooking the East Shore Saltcoats.

Mrs Morrison was leaning on Mr Taylor’s arm, when he slipped, and both fell down the embankment, a distance of about 15 feet. Mrs Morrison’s skull was fractured and Mr Taylor’s nose broken.

The pursuers attribute the accident to the unsafe condition of the promenade for foot passengers and to the failure of the defenders to remedy the defects.

The defenders deny fault, stating that the footpath of the embankment is private property, and is not under their control.

Issues for trial were ordered.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 DECEMBER 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was an average attendance at market on Thursday.

There were 48 bolls wheat exposed, 10 of which sold at 37s and 5 at 20s.
Two bolls of English seed wheat sold at 42s.
There were 34 bolls of oatmeal offered, 10 of which sold at 20s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 DECEMBER 1904

SALTCOATS DEAN OF GUILD COURT

A diet of this Court was held on Monday night – Councillor Bogle presiding, and Councillor Blackley.

The petition by Mr Ralph Brown to erect dwelling-houses in Canal Street was passed, that of Mr Thomas Miller was continued by consent.

Mr David Millar lodged a plan for structural alterations on a building. The Chairman asked if the petitioner or anyone representing him was present. A reply in the negative was given, and it was further stated that it had been customary to pass plans to which no objection was taken even if the petitioner was not present.

Councillor Bogle said it may have been the custom in the past, and it might possibly be a custom in the future, under certain circumstances, but he would not countenance it. He considered it was not respectful to the Court or its members, who may have come, at inconvenience to themselves, to perform the duties appertaining to the Court, and he thought the very least any petitioner could do was either to appear himself or have some responsible person representing them.

In order to emphasise this view, the Court declined to consider the plans, and the clerk was instructed to have the application continued till next Court.
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GLASGOW HERALD
DECEMBER 22 1870

BEITH LECTURE

On Tuesday night the first of a course of lectures, for the benefit of the funds of the Public Library, was delivered in the U.P. Schoolroom by the Rev. D. E. McNab, of Saltcoats.

The subject of the lecture was “The Cottar’s Saturday Night.

There was a very good attendance.
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GREENOCK ADVERTISER
25 DECEMBER 1849

DEATH

Mary Boyd, widow of James Gordon, manufacturer’s agent, Saltcoats, died at Greenock on 20 December, 1849.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 DECEMBER 1883

DEATH

BROWN: At Seafield, Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, in her 84th year, Margaret Reid, relict of John Brown, tobacco manufacturer, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1888

CHRISTMAS DAY – SALTCOATS

A large number of Christmas cards passed through the Post Office than on any former occasion, but the staff were able to overtake the work. Parcels were largely in excess of any former year.

The usual midnight service took place in the R.C. Church.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 DECEMBER 1877

COAL TO THE POOR

Through the liberality of two gentlemen in the district and the Parochial Board of Ardrossan, 90 tons of coal have this week been distributed to the deserving poor of Saltcoats.

The farmers in the neighbourhood kindly undertook the cartage free and Messrs Ingram and Grimwood took charge of the distribution.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1875

BIRTH

At Hill Street, Saltcoats, on the 26th instant, Mrs James Baillie; a daughter.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 DECEMBER 1889

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

Provost McIsaac presiding.

It was reported that the cost of macadamising Montgomerie Road, Park Road, and Hamilton Road amounted to £221 15s 11d, which has to be levied from proprietors of properties in those roads.

A letter was read from the secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association proposing that the Commissioners should purchase the whole of their ground as a site for the Town Council, and procure another site for a hall to be erected by the association.

A committee was appointed to meet with the Building Committee of the association.
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