Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1881

SEASONAL BENEVOLENCE

Upwards of £10 has been distributed among the poor of Saltcoats and Stevenston through the kindness of the Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston Benevolent Association in Glasgow, a similar proportion having been previously allocated to the deserving poor of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1889

HEALTH OF THE BURGH OF SALTCOATS

Dr. Brown, medical officer, reports that the deaths during the quarter were 26, the ratio per 1000 being 18.00. The total deaths during the year numbered 94, being in the ratio of 17.00 per 1000, as compared with 21 in the previous year.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1888

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday CATHERINE LIDDY or SCOTT, wife of a labourer, residing in Quay Street, Saltcoats, pleaded guilty to the theft of a metal pot and a sack from a house in Manse Street there, on the 18th instant, and having been previously convicted was sentenced to 15 days’ imprisonment.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:35 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1889

PROPERTY SALE

St. Margaret’s Cottage, Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, was yesterday exposed for sale in the Saracen’s Head Inn by Mr James Campbell, writer, at the upset price of £400, and sold at £430 to Messrs J. & J. McCosh, writers, Dalry, for a client.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:37 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
18 JANUARY 1915

Died on service, Private ALEXANDER SLATOR, 3rd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders – Theatre of war, home – son of Jessie Cameron Strachen (formerly Slator), 19 Raise Street, Saltcoats, and the late Edward William Slator.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 JANUARY 1888

DEATH

LEGG: At Carrick House, Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, aged 33 years, Janet Taylor, wife of Captain Clegg.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1885

BIRTH

TOWERS: At Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, Mrs James Towers; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1886

DEATH

HUNTER: Suddenly, at Cuban Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, aged 8 months, William Miller, son of William Hunter, Chapelhill, Ardrossan.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1887

BIRTH

DUGUID: At Winton Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, the wife of Charles Duguid; a daughter.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
21 JANUARY 1916

Died on service, Private JOHN TORRANCE BRADIE, (18), 2nd Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, Persian Gulf – son of Mr and Mrs Michael Bradie, Golf House, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Mr Michael Bradie, professional and greenkeeper to the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Golf Course Company, has received official notice that his son, Private Peter Bradie has been missing since 21 January. He was serving with the Expeditionary Force in the Persian Gulf.

Private Bradie, who was only eighteen years of age, joined the Army in May last. At the time of his enlistment he was employed at Nobel’s factory, but formerly was engaged on the golf course along with his father. He was very well known by all the golfers of the district, and was a remarkably good player, and agave promise of becoming a very creditable addition to the ranks of professional golfers in Scotland.

His father, who resides in the Golf House, Saltcoats, will be glad to receive any information regarding his son from any persons who are with the forces operating in the Persian Gulf.”
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:46 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1874

DEATH

Suddenly at Saltcoats, on 21st instant, aged 66 years, Captain Thomas Auld, late of the ship “Roseneath,” and 44 years in the service of William Kidston & Sons.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:48 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
22 JANUARY 1917

Died on service while in Stobhill Military Hospital, Private DAVID BLACK, Machine Gun Corps – Theatre of war, Home – son of Robert and Mary Black, 40 Wellpark Road, Saltcoats.
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