Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:31 am

GLASGOW HERALD
30 JANUARY 1866

DEATH

At Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, on the 28th instant, Mr James Willock, carrier.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 JANUARY 1917

Died on Service, Private JOHN ALEXANDER MELVILLE, (29), 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Agnes Harper or Melville, 44 Quay Street, Saltcoats; and son of Charles and Isabella Melville.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
31 JANUARY 1918

Died on service, Second Corporal JOHN BUCHANAN – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Born Glasgow; enlisted at Ardeer; Resident of Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1873

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a good attendance at market on January 30.

There were 60 bolls of wheat exposed, 4 of which sold at 19s, 12 at 18s 6d, and 12 at 18s. Of 54 bolls of oatmeal exposed, 10 sold at 20s 6d, and 24 at 20s. There were 30 bolls of beans offered, of which 8 sold at 24s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1876

ASSAULT AND BREACH OF THE PEACE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff and Jury Court yesterday, before Sheriff Anderson, WILLIAM HUGHES, a labourer, was charged with having in the house of William McGranahan, labourer, Kyleshill Street, Saltcoats, on the 31st December last, assaulted Mrs McGranahan to the serious injury of her person by striking her two blows on the forehead and right arm with a pair of tongs.

The accused, who was also charged with a breach of the peace and had previous convictions, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1881

DEATH

GUTHRIE: At Stanley Bank, Saltcoats, on the 31st ultimo, Mary, eldest daughter of Arthur Guthrie, publisher.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1869

SEVERE STORM AND HIGH TIDE

Saltcoats:
Behind Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, the wall of a weaver’s shop was thrown down by the fury of the sea, and the goods had to be removed; while a bakehouse in the same neighbourhood was completely flooded, and work has had to be stopped.

A number of workmen were employed on Sunday to prevent further damage.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1883

DEATH

HODGE: At Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 31st ultimo, Janet, fourth daughter of the late James Hodge, joiner, Saltcoats.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
6 FEBRUARY 1914

DEATH

ROME: At Keswickridge, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, at the residence of his son, William Rome, late of Kilmarnock, aged 74 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1888

DEATH

KIRKWOOD: At Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, aged 75, William Kirkwood, late farmer Dykesmains, Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
7 FEBRUARY 1917

Died at sea, ARCHIBALD McALLISTER, (33), second cook on the S.S. CALIFORNIA, husband of Elizabeth Kennedy or McAllister, 25 Gladstone Road, Saltcoats, and son of the late Archibald Dewar McAllister and Margaret Gray McAllister.

[The S.S. CALIFORNIA, a defensively-armed merchant/passenger ship, en route from New York to Glasgow, was torpedoed near Fastnet by German submarine U-85. Forty-three lives were lost.]
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:51 am

GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1884

DEATH

WILSON: At Countess Street, Saltcoats, on the 7th instant, Agnes Wilson, third daughter of the late Robert Wilson, shipmaster.
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