Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1902

NORTH AYRSHIRE LIBERALS

At the half-yearly meeting of delegates of the North Ayrshire Central Ayrshire Liberal Association, held at Ardrossan on Saturday, Mr. R. W. Knox of Moorpark, Kilbirnie, occupied the chair.
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Post by Hughie » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:38 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
March 25 1898

Death of Ardrossan Ironfounder
IN MEMORIAM - MR DAVID GOODWIN


The death of Mr David Goodwin, Arran Place, Ardrossan, on Sabbath morning last, after a brief illness, recalls the fact that it was to the brothers Goodwin that Ardrossan is indebted for the industry of ironfounding. They came strangers over 10 year ago, built up prosperous business within a few years by hard work: identified themselves with the best interests of the place and were respected as townsmen and employers. Of the five brothers, Mr James the eldest), residing in Ardrossan, and Mr John, residing in Motherwell, alone service: a with the collapse of Goodwin, Jardine, & Co. some years ago there works here and in Motherwell passed into other hands.

The respect in which all the brothers were held were shared in to a very large measure by Mr David, who has just gone from us. He had a singularly amiable disposition - had always a smile and cheery word for his friends, and to the general community was perhaps the best known personality in the firm, from being the resident manager, more especially after Mr James had practically retired. He took a great Interest in the progress of the Fre e Church, and it will be noticed that sympathetic reference was made to this at the annual meeting on Wednesday evening. A serious illness a few years ago impaired his general health, and prepared ton way for the illness to which he has succumbed. We will miss a familiar figure: and much sympathy is felt for his widow and family. He died age 64.

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1872

PIG IRON SHIPMENTS

The following were the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan harbour during the week ending March 23rd: -

Foreign – 700 tons; Coastwise, 4078 tons; Total, 4778 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1878

ARDROSSAN LITERARY SOCIETY

This society closed the session by a tea and assembly, which took place in the Town Hall on Friday evening. About 100 ladies and gentlemen were present.

In the course of the evening excellent addresses were delivered by Messrs David Hamilton, president, and Robert Sweet, vice-president.

The secretary, Mr. Thomas Wallace, submitted a gratifying report which showed that the society had been in a flourishing condition during the year.

The meeting was a great success, the dance music being ably furnished by Mr. Muirhead’s band.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1902

THE STRANDING OF THE SPORTSMAN – BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY

Decision was given yesterday in the Board of Trade inquiry held in Glasgow into the circumstances attending the stranding of the Ardrossan bound steamship SPORTSMAN off the coast of Wigtownshire in February in February last.

The Court found the master and the second mate in default, and suspended the master’s certificate of four months and the second mate’s for three months.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1909

BIRTH

MORRISON: At 183 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 22nd of March, the wife of David Morrison, marine engineer; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1874

MARRIAGE

At 73 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 24th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Gilchrist, M.A., B.D., Mr. John Kay, to Marion, second daughter of the late Mr. Joseph McCubbin, Strathhaven.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1877

TRADE REPORT

The following is the shipment of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week: -

Coastwise, 2395 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1873

VESSEL ASHORE AT WHITING BAY

The steamer ROSE arrived in Greenock yesterday morning from Londonderry, and reported that when she passed Whiting Bay, Arran, a double-topsail yarded barque was observed ashore. The vessel’s hull was painted black, and her lower masts painted white; her sails were all furled, and she appeared to be pretty far up on the shore. The barque seemed to be light.

On the fact being reported here, one of the Clyde Shipping tug-steamers was despatched to render assistance.

A telegram from the Glasgow Underwriters’ agent at Lamlash states that the barque is the JENNIE ARMSTRONG, from Liverpool for Ardrossan, in ballast.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1873

SCHOONER ASHORE AT ARDROSSAN

About one o’clock yesterday morning, during dense fog, a schooner named EXPRESS, belonging to Dumfries, while making the harbour, went ashore on the Horse Island. She was, however, got off shortly after daylight.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1879

BIRTH

CAMERON: At Harbour Buildings, Ardrossan, on the 25th instant, Mrs. Hugh Cameron; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1909

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Dunkirk, March 26 – The ship ARDNAMURCHAN, of Ardrossan, from Iquique, Chile, via Falmouth, lost anchors and broke adrift during a gale. Has been towed in here. Particulars of damage unknown.
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