Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1907

BIRTH

WYLLIE: At 13 Seton Street, Ardrossan, on the 8th instant, the wife of David Wyllie; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1883

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

The monthly meeting was held on Monday evening – Bailie Gilfillan presiding.

The report on licensed premises showed that, with one slight exception, the houses had been generally well conducted.

The meeting sat as the Local Authority, when the medical officer’s report was submitted, which showed that 26 deaths had occurred during the quarter.

The sanitary inspector’s report stated that the town was in a cleanly state.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1883

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this board was held yesterday – Provost Barr presiding.

The reports on attendance showed the following results: -

In Ardrossan the number of children of school age was 749; average attendance was 76 per cent.

In Saltcoats the number of children of school age was 687; average attendance was 68 per cent.

It was explained that there had been a good deal of sickness among the children, but several members thought the irregular attendance did not altogether arise from this cause.

It was resolved to take some steps to enforce regular attendance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1884

MISSING VESSEL

The following was posted at Lloyd’s yesterday as a missing vessel: - the SATANELLA (of Ardrossan), which sailed from the Tyne for Woolwich on December 10.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1884

CHARGE OF HOUSEBREAKING

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday PATRICK DAWSON was examined before the Sheriff, and committed on a charge of having, on the morning of 8th instant, broken into the villa of Mr. Smellie in Grange Terrace, Kilmarnock, and stolen 19 silver spoons, two silver necklets, 2 silver lockets, a jacket, and other articles.

He is also charged with having, on the 4th or 5th instant, broken into three villas at Ardrossan, and stolen from that of Provost Barr a silver tea service.

What are believed to have been the articles stolen at Ardrossan have been recovered in the shape of bars of silver.

The articles stolen at Kilmarnock have been recovered intact and identified.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1899

MUNICIAPL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Young presiding.

It appeared from the minute of a special meeting that the Commissioners had agreed upon the purchase of Kilmahew, for the purpose of erecting a town hall, burgh building, &c., on the site.

A draft circular agreement with the Electric Traction Company regarding the introduction of a car service between Ardrossan and Saltcoats was submitted and considered.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1907

ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL

At the monthly meeting of the Ardrossan Parish Council, the clerk submitted a statistical report from which it appeared that the total number of poor on the roll at January 15, 1907, was 108 adults and 97 dependents, an increase of 4 adults and a decrease of 8 dependents compared with last year.

There were also 19 adults and 21 dependents living in the parish but chargeable to other parishes.

In the poorhouse there were 20 adults and 8 dependents, an increase compared with last year of 8 adults and 8 dependents, while in the lunatic asylum there were 27, a decrease of 1.

The total poor chargeable to the parish was 155 adults and 105 dependents, an increase of 11 adults. The increase was attributed to the fact that the number in the poorhouse is subject to considerable fluctuation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1833

PRESENTATION TO REV. JOHN BRYCE

The congregation of Ardrossan have presented the Rev. John Bryce, with an elegant pulpit gown and a piece of silver plate, in testimony of their approbation of the diligent, assiduity, and success with which he has hitherto discharged his ministerial duties in the parish.

At the same time they presented Mr. Young, precentor, with a handsome cloth cloak.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1900

DEATH

GILFILLAN: At 5 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 14th instant, Thomas Gilfillan, painter, aged 70 years.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
15 FEBRUARY 1915

Died on S.S. MEMBLAND, presumed mined somewhere in the North Sea, WILLIAM GUTHRIE, first engineer, husband of Janet Crawford Guthrie, who died with him; and son of John and Elizabeth Henderson Guthrie, 90 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 FEBRUARY 1865

SALE OF WRECK - (On account of whom it may concern)

There will be sold by public auction on the Island of Islay, on Tuesday the 21st February, 1865, at eleven o’clock a.m., the hull of the barque “EWERETTA” of Ardrossan, as it may then lie stranded near Port Charlotte, and also a quantity of materials, which have been landed, in lots to suit purchasers. Terms cash.

Further particulars will be learned on application to Mr. James Shearer, at the wreck, or to Wingate, Burrell & Company, Salvage Agents, Royal Exchange, Glasgow.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:27 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1864

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE

Lamlash, 13 February – GLENGARIFF, Hook, from Ardrossan for Naples, with loss of bulwark, and making water; will return to Ardrossan for repairs.
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