Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 MARCH 1915

Died on service, Private ANDREW BRYCE, (26), Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; husband of Isabella Hay Bryce, Glengarnock.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 MARCH 1917

Died at sea on the S.S. FOLIA, Second Engineer DAVID MARTIN BOYDborn at Saltcoats; son of the late James and Agnes Boyd; husband of Margaret McMillan Smith Boyd, 33 Clifford Street, Glasgow.

[The S.S. FOLIA was torpedoed south of Ireland by German submarine U-53.]
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Post by Hughie » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:25 pm

Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
March 11, 1949

Music while you drink
- Permission Granted for Radio in Saltcoats Pub

Have you been torn between the conflicting desires of popping down to the corner shop for a pint or sitting by the fireside listening to that favourite wireless programme. If so—and you happen to reside in Saltcoats -it will be unnecessary to make such a choice in the future. On Tuesday, at the half-yearly meeting of the Licensing Court for the Burgh of Saltcoats, despite objections by the Chief Constable, the Magistrates granted an application by the Licensed Trades Association for permission to install radio sets in public houses, to be played during licensed hours.

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CASUALTY OF WAR
12 MARCH 1915

Died on service, Private JAMES ALLAN, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats, husband of Mrs Jessie Allan, Little Barcosh, Dalry.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official information has been received from the War Department by Mrs James Allan, Little Barcosh, Dalry, that her husband, Private James Allan, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action at the front on 12th March.

While no reference was made as to the engagement in which he met his death, it has been ascertained from other sources that Private Allan was killed at the big fight at Neuvo Chapelle.

Private Allan, who was over fifty years of age, enlisted on 3rd September last, and after undergoing the usual training was removed along with his company on 7th February to France. In writing home to his wife he expressed himself well and hopeful.

Private Allan was a native of Saltcoats, where he was well known, but for many years had resided in Dalry, following the occupation of dealer or labourer.

Mrs Allan is left with ten of a family, and has three sons and one step-son serving with the Colours, two of whom are at present in France.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
12 MARCH 1918

Died on service, Private ROBERT HAMILTON, (22), 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr and Mrs William David Hamilton, 31 Countess Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official information has been received by Mr and Mrs W. David Hamilton, that their son, Private R. Hamilton, R.S.F., has been killed in action on 12 March, 1918.

Private Hamilton, who was 22 years of age, was educated at Saltcoats Public School, and previous to enlisting was employed in Nobel’s factory.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 MARCH 1871

DEATH

At Countess Street, Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, Marion Lambie, wife of William Howie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1871

DEATH

At 30 Grove Street, Glasgow, on the 12th instant, aged 61, Agnes Brown, widow of David Alexander, builder, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1873

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was a good attendance at market on the 13th of March.

There were 10 bolls wheat offered. There were 12 bolls of oats exposed, which sold at 22s 6d. There were 12 bolls of oatmeal exposed, which sold at 20s. Of 24 bolls of beans exposed, 16 sold at 24s.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
14 MARCH 1918

Died on service, Second Lieutenant JAMES BRAND SCOTT MILLER, (27), Royal Garrison Artillery, son of the late Thomas and Catherine Miller, 13 Springvale Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“The news was received with very deep regret in Saltcoats on Monday night that Second Lieutenant James Brand Scott Miller, R.G.A., had been killed in action on the 14th instant.

Second Lieutenant Miller, who was 27 years of age, was fourth son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Miller, 13 Springvale Street, Saltcoats. He was a native of the town, and after receiving his scholastic education at Ardrossan Academy, he served his apprenticeship to the banking profession in the Bank of Scotland, Saltcoats. He was later transferred to the Milngavie and Bearden branches of the Bank, where he was serving prior to joining up in 1916.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1871

SCOTCH BANKRUPT

ALEXANDER MACKAY, spirit dealer, Saltcoats. Creditors to meet within the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, 24th March, at eleven o’clock.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:05 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1886

CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION

The annual meeting of the Saltcoats, Ardrossan, and Stevenston Conservative Association was held in the Town Hall, Saltcoats, on Friday night – Mr J. H. Mearns presiding.

The membership was reported to be in a satisfactory position.

The following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year: -

Hon. President, Mr David Goodwin, Ardrossan; president, Mr Arthur Guthrie; vice-presidents – Ardrossan, Mr James Butler; Saltcoats, Mr R. L. Alpine; Stevenston, Mr Andrew Cumming.

The customary committees were also elected.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 MARCH 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

This market was very well attended on Thursday.

There were 144 bolls of wheat exposed, of which 20 sold at 25s, and 24 at 24s 9d.
Of 70 bolls of oats exposed, 12 sold at 22s 6d, and 20 at 20s 6d.
Of 36 bolls of black oats exposed, 16 sold at 24s.
There were 70 bolls oatmeal exposed, of which 20 sold at 18s 3d.
There were 15 bolls beans exposed, of which 8 sold at 24s 3d, and 7 at 24s.
There were 40 bolls of rye grass seed exposed, of which 5 sold at 20s.
Ten bolls of barley were exposed.
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