Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:24 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1905

SPRING HOLIDAY TRAFFIC

A great many holiday-makers visited Ardrossan yesterday, and an even greater number passed through to Arran. The spring sailings to the island have now been taken up by the JUPITER and the DUCHESS OF ROTHESAY, and despite the bitterly cold wind which blew all day both steamers had well-nigh their full complement of passengers for the morning sail across the firth.

On Saturday night too an unusually large number of passengers crossed to Belfast via Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 APRIL 1915

The photograph below refers to a JAMES WHITEHEAD, a name which appears on the WW1 Memorial at Ardrossan, but which isn’t accompanied by any family intimation in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald to pinpoint exactly who he was.

However, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and www.naval-history.net both list a Petty Officer James Whitehead, Service No. 1/1853, Clyde Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, who died at the Gallipoli Campaign on 25 April, 1915, and this link seems likely.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 APRIL 1907

DEATH

McKAY: At 17 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 24th instant, Jessie Craig McKay, aged 78 years, widow of David McKay, sailmaker, Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 APRIL 1915

Died on Service, Private GEORGE STIRRAT REID, (63), Service No. 5087, South African Infantry, attached South African Field Post and Telegraph Corps – Theatre of war, South Africa – born at Ardrossan; son of George Stirrat Reid and Rachel Tyre Reid.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 APRIL 1918

Died on service, Private THOMAS FULLERTON, Service No. 305215, 13th Battalion Tank Corps -Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Ardrossan; husband of Agnes Fullerton, 37 Cochrane Street, Bathgate.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1875

SEVERE ACCIDENT - ARDROSSAN

Yesterday, a fireman named JAMES MILLIKEN, on the Glasgow & South-Western Railway, fell in front of a mineral train, and no fewer than 20 waggons passed over his hand, amputation of which was found necessary. He is progressing favourably as could be expected.

Milliken, who belongs to Ayr, had only been about a week at the Ardrossan station.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1900

DEATH

SIMPSON: At 498 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, on the 25th instant, James, aged 27 years, seventh son of James and Helen Simpson, formerly of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1903

MARRIAGE

McQUEEN – TANNOCK: At the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, on Friday, 24th instant, by the Rev. R. M. Adamson, M.A., William McQueen (of Alex. S. Miller & Company, coal exporters) to Jessie Richmond, eldest surviving daughter of William Tannock, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1904

DEATH

HOGARTH: Suddenly at 8 The Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 24th instant, Hugh Hogarth, ship-owner, Glasgow and Ardrossan, in his 64th year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 APRIL 1909

PROVISIONAL ORDER INQUIRY – ARDROSSAN HARBOUR

The inquiry will open at 10.30 a.m. on May 4, in the New Justiciary Court, East Clyde Street, Glasgow, when the Ardrossan Harbour Order will be taken.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
27 APRIL 1921

Listed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as a casualty of war, having died of sickness, Private DUNCAN GARDINER, (31), Service No. 5343, 2nd Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, Home – buried at Ardrossan Cemetery; son of William and Helen Gardiner, Cemetery Lodge, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 APRIL 1872

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

The firm of Messrs Barclay & Sons launched on Saturday afternoon a fine schooner for a Fleetwood firm.

She was named the “EMMA GRACE” and her neat model reflects credit on the builders.
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