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GLASGOW HERALD
12 SEPTEMBER 1883

COUNTY OF AYR – VALUATIONS

The following are valuations for the Cuninghame district of Ayrshire for 1883-84. Railways are not included: -

Ardrossan - £37,807 0s 0d.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 SEPTEMBER 1887

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN ENSIGN v. GLASGOW INSURANCE

Played at Ardrossan

Result: - Ensign, 6 goals; Insurance, 0 goals.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 SEPTEMBER 1882

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this Board was held yesterday afternoon in the Secretary’s office – Provost Barr presiding.

The officers’ returns were read, showing the following results: -

In Ardrossan the number of children of school age was 755, and in Saltcoats 690. Of these 721 and 688 respectively were attending school.

The officers submitted lists of children who were irregular in attendance, and, after some conversation, it was agreed that if the attendance of these children was not improved next month the Board would prosecute the parents.

An answer from Mr Sandford, of the Education Department, to the Board’s letter on secondary education was read.

This was all the business of importance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 SEPTEMBER 1882

ARDROSSAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS MEETING

The monthly meeting of Commissioners was held in the Town Clerk’s office on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

It was reported that Messrs Shields & Young, Millport, had secured the contract for making the new drains at Harbour Street and South Crescent, and that the work was proceeding.

The meeting agreed to the request of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company to have new drain from their new station at Holm Junction, provided it be constructed to the satisfaction of the Commissioners.

The meeting then sat as the Local Authority.

The Sanitary Inspector reported that the town as in a cleanly state; and the Medical Officer’s report showed that the burgh was in a healthy state.

This concluded the business.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 SEPTEMBER 1885

5TH BATTERY 1ST AYRSHIRE AND GALLOWAY ARTILLERY (ARDROSSAN) v. 7TH BATTERY ARTILLERY (KILMARNOCK)

A shooting competition (ten men a side) took place on Saturday at the Battery, Ardrossan.

Ardrossan won by 59 points.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 SEPTEMBER 1887

ARDROSSAN – ST. ANDREW’S MEMORIAL PARSONAGE

Yesterday the foundation stone of this parsonage was laid by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Winton.

A short service was held in the church (which adjoins the new parsonage) prior to the ceremony, which was conducted by the Rev. Robert Mordue, who in the course of a few remarks stated that the parsonage was being erected in memory of Lady Sophia, Countess of Eglinton, whose kindness to the poor would be long remembered.

The company then adjourned to the new building, where Mr Mordue introduced Lord Eglinton, and explained that copies of each of the two local papers had been deposited inside the jar, together with a sovereign and a double sovereign of the jubilee year.

Mr Cook, writer, Ardrossan, who acts as honorary treasurer of the parsonage fund, proposed a vote of thanks to Lord Eglinton, which was heartily awarded, and the proceedings were closed with prayer.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 SEPTEMBER 1882

DEATH

COOK: At Ardrossan, on the 11th instant, aged 11 months and 11 days, John Neil, son of Neil Cook, Penang.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 SEPTEMBER 1886

ARDROSSAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS

The monthly meeting of Police Commissioners was held on Monday evening – Provost Hogarth presiding.

A report from the Works Committee stated that the committee had met with the road surveyor and the railway engineer regarding the deficiencies in the levels at the new railway bridge in Glasgow Street. The negotiations were still in progress, and the committee hoped that a satisfactory arrangement might soon be come to.

It was afterwards explained that the Works Committee would refuse to sanction the shutting up of Paisley Street during railway operations till the required alterations had been carried out.

Both matters were left in the hands of the Works Committee with full powers.

The Works Committee were instructed to examine the burgh streets and pavements, with a view of having them put in order.

The rate of assessment for the year from 15th May, 1886, to 15th May, 1887, was fixed at 10d per £1 within the unexempted area, and 4d per £1 within the partially exempted area, the dates of payment and Appeal Court to be fixed as formerly.

The Commissioners then sat as the Local Authority, when the assessment for public health purposed was fixed at one penny per £1.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
15 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died on service, Private JAMES MUIR, (28), Service No. 71975, 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mrs James Muir, Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan, Canada, and father of one child; son of Mr and Mrs Matthew Muir, 31 Winton Street, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private James Muir, Canadian Army, reported missing on 15th September, 1916, is now officially presumed to have been killed.

He was a son of Mr and Mrs Matthew Muir, 31 Winton Street, Ardrossan, and was born in the town. He was educated at Eglinton School, and before leaving for Canada ten years ago, he was engaged on the Glasgow & South-Western Railway. Two years ago he paid a visit home on furlough. He went to the front in September 1915, and was killed a year later.

Private Muir leaves a widow and child in Canada.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 SEPTEMBER 1884

VALUATION COURT AT ARDROSSAN

A court for hearing appeals against valuations in the parishes of Largs, West Kilbride, Kilwinning, Stevenston, and Ardrossan was held yesterday. Captain Boyle presided.

Mr Mackintosh, on behalf of Messrs Merry and Cuninghame, asked to have the furnaces at Ardeer reduced, on the ground that several of them were out of blast.

The appeal was dismissed on the ground that the works must be valued in whole rather than in part.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 SEPTEMBER 1887

ACCIDENT AT ARDROSSAN

Yesterday afternoon a navvy named THOMAS DOWNIE, aged 35 years, belonging to Ireland, with no fixed place of residence, while attempting to go over the paling surrounding the dock, fell and broke his leg a little above the ankle.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 SEPTEMBER 1889

DISTRICT APPEAL COURT AT ARDROSSAN

A District Appeal Court was held in Ardrossan Town Hall on Saturday – Provost Hogarth presiding.

The vacant houses on the site of the new Y.M.C.A. Hall at Saltcoats were struck off.
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