Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:57 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 DECEMBER 1898

THE STORM

Ardrossan:
Yesterday the storm was very severe. A strong wind, blowing in wild gusts from the north-east, prevailed all afternoon, rendering walking difficult.

Between three and four o’clock a sailing vessel appeared outside. She attempted to make the harbour, but was driven away to the south. A tug boat sent out to her assistance failed to reach her. She was a barque, loaded, and stood under main topsail, mizzen staysail, and fore topsail.

Intelligence of her position was wired along the coast.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 DECEMBER 1889

LORD EGLINTON’S BIRTHDAY

The customary dinner in honour of the anniversary of the birthday of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Winton was held in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, yesterday afternoon – about 30 gentlemen being present. Mr. David Cunningham, Chapelton, took the chair.

In proposing the toast of the evening, “The Health of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Winton,” the chairman said: -

“Gentlemen, - we have now arrived at the principal toast of the evening, and before giving it I ask your indulgence for a short time.

It is now nine years since the Earl of Eglinton succeeded to the estates and titles, through the lamented death of his worthy father, whose memory is dear to us all. Since that event his Lordship has taken a deep interest in the welfare of his numerous tenantry. We have repeated proofs of this, and since we last met on a similar joyous occasion to the present we received a very tangible proof of the interest he takes in us by tiding us over a very disastrous season. Along with that we received an expression for our welfare that does him high honour.

Lord Eglinton’s life is before all of us. He resides very much at home on his estates, and his charities are bestowed with great liberalities, and in a way that renders them doubly valuable (Applause.)

He is fond of the chase, granting those who can afford it an opportunity of spending their time and means at home.

As a British peer he does not follow the example of his late lamented and honoured father as a statesman; but he sets a noble example of non-interference with the rights of others.

In conclusion, I feel confident that I express the feelings of this meeting when I say that we are proud of the connecting link which exists between us and our noble landlord.”

The toast was received with great enthusiasm.

The other toasts were – The Countess of Eglinton and family,” “The Harbour of Ardrossan,” “The Strangers,” “The Agricultural Interest,” &c.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 DECEMBER 1890

ACCIDENT

Yesterday forenoon, a man named ROBERT McMILLAN, residing in Ardrossan, while engaged working on the roof of the U.P. Manse, lost his hold and fell to the ground, a distance of nearly two storeys.

He was taken up unconscious and conveyed home. Medical aid being procured, it was discovered that he had sustained serious internal injuries, and from the nature of these it is supposed that he alighted on his feet.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1898

BIRTH

PROUDFOOT: At 27 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 5th instant, Mrs. William Proudfoot; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1895

THE STORM

Ardrossan:
The storm was very severely felt here. A number of vessels were unable to call, and had to proceed up the firth to Greenock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1895

MARRIAGE

McBRIDE – COCHRANE: At 19 Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. R. M. Adamson, M.A., David McBride, Port Glasgow, to Agnes Muir, eldest daughter of John Cochrane.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1893

ARDROSSAN INDEPENDENT CHURCH

The congregation of this church have presently under consideration the propriety of building a manse, and a committee representative of the deacons, managers, members, and adherents was appointed a week or two ago to consider the question of ways and means.

At a meeting of the committee held in the church on Monday evening the desirability of providing additional and improved church accommodation was introduced, and it was unanimously resolved that a congregational meeting be called, at which the committee should ask for further powers, so as to be able to deal with the matter of church accommodation also.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 DECEMBER 1887

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this Board was held yesterday afternoon – Mr. Kirkhope presiding.

The officer’s returns showed that in Ardrossan there were 885 children of school age, 870 of whom were attending, while in Saltcoats there were 740, 706 of whom were attending.

Six defaulters were brought before the Board for non-attendance of their children, most of the cases being continued for a month on promises of improvement.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 DECEMBER 1898

DEATH

THOMSON: At 26 Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 4th instant, Janet McIntyre, in her 77th year, relict of Robert Thomson, shipmaster.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 DECEMBER 1898

RENT DISPUTE

In Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, Sheriff Hall has decided in favour of the defender in the action at the instance of John Hogarth, Ardrossan, and others, as acting trustees for the Ardrossan Artillery Volunteer Corps, against John G. Sturrock, the commanding officer of the 1st Ayr and Galloway Volunteer Artillery, for payment of £30 as rent for the Drill Hall, Ardrossan, for the half-year ending Whitsunday, 1896.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 DECEMBER 1898

BIRTH

MURCHIE: At 127 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on Sunday, 4th instant, Mrs. Alexander Murchie; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 DECEMBER 1897

MARRIAGE

NEWBIGGING – MARWICK: At West St. Giles Parish Church, Edinburgh, on the 8th instant, by Rev. Alexander Williamson, D.D., assisted by Rev. John Masterton, Ardrossan, Thomas Duncan Newbigging, M.B., C.M., Seamill, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, to Maggie Sommerville, eldest daughter of T. P. Marwick, Esquire, architect, 43 Lauder Road, Edinburgh.
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