Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:02 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 APRIL 1912

CHILD KILLED ON THE RAILWAY

Jeanie Tainsh Scott, aged 2 years, daughter of John Scott, Dynamite Worker, Seabank Street, Saltcoats, was yesterday, at the level crossing at the No. 1 Pit, Auchenharvie Colliery, Saltcoats, on the Glasgow & South-Western Railway, knocked down by the workers' train from Ardeer Factory and so seriously injured that she died later in the evening.

It had been her custom to walk with an elder brother, aged 3 years, a short distance up the road to meet her father, who cycled from his work.

It is not known how she managed to find her way to the railway.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
5 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private WILFRED HUGH McILVEAN, Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – listed as being born at Saltcoats.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
5 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private ALEXANDER MURPHY, (24), 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of John and Ellen Murphy, Quay Street, Saltcoats (later Broadway, County Wexford, Ireland.)

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received by Mr and Mrs John Murphy, 28 Quay Street, Saltcoats, that their son, Private Alexander Murphy, R.S.F., was killed in action on 5th April. He was 24 years of age, and was previously employed in Nobel’s factory. He had been in the Army for about a year.

The deepest sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs Murphy, especially as they have lost other two sons in the war – Laurence, who was killed at Mons, and John, who fell at Ypres.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 APRIL 1870

HOUSE LETTING

Influenced, no doubt, by the charming weather of the past few weeks, furnished houses are already beginning to let both in Ardrossan and Saltcoats. We believe the demand for the larger class of houses is better than it has been for several years, and there is every prospect that our visitors, who are at all times welcome, will this season be even more numerous than usual.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 APRIL 1872

SALTCOATS GRAIN AND MEAL MARKET

There was an average attendance at the market on Thursday.

There were 55 bolls of wheat, 10 of oats, and 10 of ryegrass seed exposed, and two of the latter sold at 22s.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
6 APRIL 1918

Died on service of pneumonia contracted on service, Captain Dr. WILLIAM TURNER, Royal Army Medical Corps, late of Saltcoats, and husband of Bella Wallace Barr Turner, Lufra, West Kilbride.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“The community was deeply grieved to learn of the death of Captain William Turner, R.A.M.C., late of Saltcoats, which took place at 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne, on Saturday as a result of acute pneumonia contracted on service.

It was in Saltcoats about sixteen years ago that he made the first real start in his professional career, and built up an extensive practice.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to Ardrossan Cemetery, and the very large turnout was a high tribute to the memory of the late doctor.

A service was held in the Parish Church, Saltcoats, and the congregation was thoroughly representative of the community, and included many brethren of Lodge Kilwinning Neptune, No. 442, of which deceased was a member.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 APRIL 1911

CHURCH OF SCOTLAND – ASSEMBLY COMMISSIONERS

Ministers – Revs. J. W. Gardner, and W. D. M. Sutherland, Saltcoats.

Elder – J. Marshall, Saltcoats
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 APRIL 1914

DEATH

GOODWIN: At 3 Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on 4th April, David Fulton, aged 7 years 6 months, only child of David and May Goodwin.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
7 APRIL 1917

Died on service in Ebrington Military Barracks Hospital, Londonderry, having been gassed and wounded in action, Private JAMES HAVLIN, Black Watch – Theatre of war, home – son of William Havlin, and nephew of Mrs George McCulloch, 12 Vernon Street, Saltcoats.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private J. Havlin, Black Watch, who died at Ebrington Military Barracks Hospital, Londonderry, on 7th April, as a result of being gassed the first time and wounded on both knees the second time.

He belonged to Stevenston, and resided with his aunt, Mrs George McCulloch, 12 Vernon Street, Saltcoats.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:51 am

GLASGOW HERALD
8 APRIL 1896

A FREQUENT OFFENDER

MARY DUNN or ANDERSON created a disturbance at the Big Close, in Green Street, Saltcoats, and was fined 10s, or 10 days. She had 27 previous convictions.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 APRIL 1870

SALTCOATS FREE CHURCH SOIREE

The annual congregational meeting of Saltcoats Free Church, which this year took the form of a soiree, was held on Thursday evening. The minister, the Rev. D. Scott, presided, and there was a large attendance.

Tea and accompaniments were served by the young ladies of the congregation.

After some remarks by the Chairman, Mr J. G. Halkett read the financial statement, from which it appeared that nearly £1600 had been collected for all purposes during the year. The report was adopted, on the motion of Mr William Aitken, seconded by Mr James Fullerton.

Mr Kennedy, missionary, then gave an interesting account of the mission work carried out under his superintendence.

A report on the Sabbath schools connected with the congregation was given by Mr Wilson, superintendent.

The Rev. Messrs Treadwell, Stevenston; Landsborough, Kilmarnock; and Wilson, Irvine, delivered able and instructive addresses.

The choir, under the leadership of Mr Patrick, sang at intervals, with much taste and effect, a number of beautiful pieces.

The usual votes of thanks were given at the close.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:58 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
9 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Second Lieutenant J. Douglas Blakely, (22), 9th Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats – son of Robert and Jean L. F. Blakely, 20 Kingsborough Gardens, Glasgow.
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