Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1888

DEATH

ROBERTSON: At Braehead House, Saltcoats, yesterday morning, the 7th instant in his 13th year, Willie, eldest son of Archibald Robertson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1882

SALTCOATS – THE NEW HALL

The committee appointed to adjudicate on the plans for the proposed New Hall, have selected the plan of Mr Thomas Glen, Saltcoats, as that which came nearest to the instructions given to the architects.

The hall trustees have confirmed that decision.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1888

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

On Tuesday night an attempt was made to break into the shed of Mrs Orr, grocer, Hamilton Street, Saltcoats.

A pane of glass in the back window was broken and removed, and then an attempt was made to force the inside shutter. This attempt failed, as the shutter is lined with lead and secured with an iron crossbar.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1888

SALTCOATS LITERARY SOCIETY

The monthly “At home” was held on Tuesday evening, and took the form of a Burns Lecture and concert. The lecture hall was filled to overflowing, many of the audience having to be content with standing room.

Provost McIsaac occupied the chair.

Dr. Milroy, of Kilwinning, delivered an eloquent lecture on “The Poetry of Burns,” and paid high tribute to the genius of our national bard, illustrating the lecture with many extracts from the writings of the poet.

Before and after the lecture a concert of Burns’s songs was given in the form of solos, duets, and part songs.

The vocalists were Miss McAusland, Ardrossan; Mrs H. B. Fullerton, Saltcoats; Miss Grierson, Glasgow; and the choir of St. Andrew’s Church, Ardrossan, with Mr H. B. Fullerton as conductor and accompanist.

The lecture was listened to throughout with the closest attention, and was much appreciated.

The concert also was much appreciated, especially the songs by Miss McAusland and Miss Grierson, who is a pupil of Miss McAusland’s.

The customary votes of thanks brought a very successful and enthusiastic meeting to a close.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1880

DEATH

HAMILTON: At Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 10th instant, Leslie McDonald, aged 13 years and 4 months, second daughter of Captain William Hamilton.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1880

DEATH

HARRIS: At Vernon Street, Saltcoats, on the 9th instant, John Clark, aged two years and five months, second son of Robert Harris, spirit merchant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1886

BIRTH

SMITH: At Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 10th instant, Mrs John Smith, junior; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1882

DEATH

MILLER: At Cuban Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 13th instant, aged 66, Margaret Shank, widow of William Miller, shipmaster, Saltcoats.
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Post by Hughie » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:38 am

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
February 15, 1952

Life Saving Presentations

Three local men, Messrs. George Kelly, Harry Docherty and David Bell received Royal Humane Society Parchments for their efforts to save a small boy, William Watt, from drowning at the harbour on 11th October. Police Inspector George Simpson said that Kelly dived into the water and rescued the boy. The other two men, who are both retired, applied artificial respiration for 20 minutes before the boy recovered. Kelly received the Society's Life Saving Certificate and the other two each were presented with a Resuscitation Certificate.

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1873

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

An average attendance at Market on Thursday.

There were 141 bolls wheat and 10 bolls of oats exposed. Of 56 bolls of oatmeal exposed, 40 sold at 20s 6d, and 16 at 20s; average 20s 3d. There were 7 bolls of beans exposed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1876

DEATH

At Daisy Bank Cottage, Saltcoats, on the 12th instant, William Dunning, aged 50 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 FEBRUARY 1878

DEATH

REID: At Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 14th instant, Mr, James Reid, formerly of Kilwinning.
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