Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a good attendance at market on Thursday.

There were 134 bolls of wheat exposed, of which 34 sold at 23s 6d. Of 24 bolls of oats exposed, 12 sold at 21s. There were 110 bolls oatmeal exposed, of which 42 sold at 18s 6d, and 32 at 18s 9d. There were 35 loads of beans exposed, of which 12 sold at 48s, and 4 at 42s 6d There were 50 bolls ryegrass seed exposed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1875

FREE CHURCH PRESBYTERY

A meeting of the Irvine Presbytery was held yesterday at Kilmarnock – Mr Clugston, of Stewarton, moderator.

A petition from the Free Gaelic congregation at Saltcoats to the General Assembly for the restoration of that church to the platform of the equal dividend was sanctioned, and cordially recommended.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1877

SALTCOATS MINISTERS

Both of the U.P. ministers here have unfortunately been compelled to abandon their ministerial duties on account of indisposition.

Today the Rev. George Fairgrieve, of the West U.P. Church, in accordance with medical advice, leaves London for Jamaica. He took farewell of his congregation last Sunday.

The Rev. George Philp, of the East U.P. Church has for nearly a year been suffering from an acute disease, and last week he underwent an operation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 FEBRUARY 1874

DEATH

Drowned off Cheefoo, North China, on 20th October last, aged 42 years, Captain Robert Bryce, eldest son of Robert Bryce, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 FEBRUARY 1888

PROPOSED NEW SLAUGHTER HOUSE AT SALTCOATS

On Monday night the Police Commissioners met to consider the offers for the proposed new slaughter house. The gross amount of the lowest offers were about £650.

It was remitted to the Works Committee to consider the matter with a view to reducing the cost.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
22 FEBRUARY 1916

Died on service, in hospital from bomb wounds, Second Lieutenant WILLIAM FREDERICK HUNTER CLARK, (22), Munster Fusiliers - Theatre of war, Salonica – son of Mr and Mrs John McNeil Clark, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official intimation has been received by his parents in Saltcoats of the death from wounds of Second Lieutenant William Frederick Hunter Clark, Munster Fusiliers. He was 22 years of age and enlisted from Glasgow University about a year ago.

In March he obtained a commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and later was transferred to the Munster regiment. He had a promising career,

In Saltcoats Public School he won a bursary which enabled him to go to Ardrossan Academy. In 1913 he was dux and medalist of the Academy, and winning another bursary proceeded to the university. At the university he continued to add to his laurels. In 1914 he won first prize for French and first prize in the study of Alfred de Musset’s works. He also won the John Clark Mile End Bursary for French in a competition, winning it over some Frenchmen.”
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 FEBRUARY 1888

DEATH

KENNEDY: At Bankside, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, David Kennedy, evangelist.
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