Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MAY 1885

THE STRANDING OF THE STEAMER AYRSHIRE

The Board of Trade inquiry into the stranding of the steamer AYRSHIRE on the coast of County Down was resumed yesterday in the Glasgow Debts Recovery Court, before Sheriff Murray.

Further evidence was heard on behalf of the owners and captain of the vessel (from Thomas Kirkhope, Solicitor, Ardrossan), and the Court then decreed the suspension of the captain’s certificate for three months.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MAY 1906

MARRIAGE

HOGARTH – LEASK: At Redholm, Ardrossan, on 30th April, by the Rev. J. D. McCall, assisted by the Rev. William McGilchrist and the Rev. J. Kirkland Cameron, Hugh Hogarth, son of the late Hugh Hogarth, ship-owner, Ardrossan and Glasgow, to Thirza Jessie, daughter of Thomas Leask, of Ardrossan and Klerkdorp, Transvaal. At home, Birkhead, Ardrossan, Thursday and Friday, 7th and 8th June.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MAY 1908

MARRIAGE

HERBERT – GILLIES: At 30 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 24th ultimo, by the Rev. J. Kirkland Cameron, James Joseph Herbert, Ardrossan, to Mary Crawford, eldest daughter of Daniel Gillies, Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
1 MAY 1916

Died on service, Private JAMES IRVINE, (24), Service No. 16956, 7thBattalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Resident of Irvine; Enlisted at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MAY 1851

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW – SESSION 1850/1851

On Thursday the annual distribution of prizes was made in the Common Hall of the College, by Lord Rector, Sheriff Alison, the Principal and Professors, in presence of a numerous meeting of the University, with many Reverend and respectable gentlemen of the city and neighbourhood.

The prize winners included: -

BREADALBANE SCHOLARSHIP OF £50 A YEAR, TO BE HELD FOR 3 YEARS – For Master of Arts for either of the two preceding years who passed the best examination last November on the books and subjects –

JOHN KER, M.A., Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MAY 1888

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

This Board met yesterday afternoon – Rev. Mr McCall in the chair.

The officers’ reports showed an attendance at the Saltcoats schools of 754, average attendance, 83.4 per cent. At Ardrossan the attendance was 861, or 81 per cent.

It was agreed that a leet of the young men who are candidates for the vacancy of assistant teacher in Saltcoats Public School should appear and conduct classes in the school in the presence of the Board on Thursday.

The clerk explained that he was in communication with the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company as to the formation of footpaths at the bridges at Ardrossan and Saltcoats Public Schools, and it was likely the company would lay the footpaths at one if not both of the schools.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MAY 1906

BIRTH

McKIE: At 213 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 28th April, to Mr and Mrs McKie; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 MAY 1870

ARDROSSAN FARMERS’ SOCIETY’S ANNUAL CATTLE SHOW

The annual Cattle Show, under the auspices of this prosperous society, took place yesterday in a field at the head of Glasgow Street.

The weather was fine, and there was a good turnout of spectators, who evinced great interest in the proceedings.

The arrangements, as usual, were under the able management of Mr James Campbell, writer, Saltcoats, the energetic secretary, and were carried out with that gentleman’s usual ability.

On all hands the show was considered a good one, the entries in all classes being numerous, while the quality of the animals shown was first class. The show, in fact, was fully equal to any of its predecessors.

Immediately after the show the members, judges, and friends sat down to a dinner in the Eglinton Arms Hotel. The company numbered about fifty, the chair being occupied by H. M. Lang, Esquire, of Groatholm, while Mr William Mutter, Esquire, of Meiklelaught, and Francis Russell, Esquire, of Kirkland, West Kilbride, discharged the duties of croupiers.

A number of appropriate toasts were given and responded to, and a pleasant afternoon spent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 MAY 1906

THE ARDROSSAN – BELFAST TURBINE

The Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company have this week successfully completed the official trials of the new fast turbine steamer VIPER, built to the order of Messrs G. & J. Burns for their summer daylight service between Ardrossan and Belfast, to replace the paddle steamer ADDER.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 MAY 1916

DEATH

CRAIG: At Craigard, Ardrossan, on Monday 2nd instant, James Craig, colliery agent, of Craigard, Ardrossan, and Pinwherry House, Pinwherry, beloved husband of Isabella Johnstone.

DEATH OF A GLASGOW AGENT

Mr JAMES CRAIG, of Messrs James Craig and Co., colliery agents, 17 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, died yesterday at his residence, Craigard, Ardrossan.

Mr Craig was a traveller in the coal trade prior to 1905, when he started business on his own account. He also had a residence at Pinwherry, and was a member of Colmonell School Board.

Mr Craig, who was 48 years of age, has left a wife and two children.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 MAY 1917

Died on service, Lance Corporal DAVID BOYD, (25), 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Mr and Mrs David Boyd, 153 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Lance Corporal David Boyd, who was reported missing on 3rd May, 1917, and is now officially presumed killed, was the third son of Mr and Mrs David Boyd, 153 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. He joined the Black Watch in September, 1914, and about a year ago transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Lance Corporal Boyd, who was 25 years of age, was educated at Eglinton School, Ardrossan, and was at one time a telegraph messenger and then a postman in Ardrossan. He afterwards entered the Ardrossan Shipyard as an apprentice carpenter, and had only served two years at his trade when he was enlisted.

After about a year’s training he was drafted to the front. He was wounded, and was home about a year. He was again sent to the front, and was only about six or seven months out when he was reported missing.

His brother John was killed on 9th August, 1915. Another brother, Archie, is serving with the Colours and is presently at one of the fronts.

He took an active interest in football.

General sympathy will be felt for Mr and Mrs Boyd in this further bereavement suffered by them through the war.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 MAY 1917

Died on service on 3 May, 1917, Private JAMES GRAY, born Glasgow, Service No. 38712, 12th Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private JAMES GRAY, Royal Scots, who was reported missing on 3 May last, has now been officially presumed killed.

Private Gray was the elder son of Mr and Mrs James E. Gray, of the Crown Picture Palace, Ardrossan. He received his later education at the Athenaeum and Skerry’s College, Glasgow, and afterwards attended the dairying classes at the West of Scotland Agricultural College, Glasgow. He took a deep interest in the technical side of dairying and he carried on a successful business at Garrioch Dairy, Maryhill, for about ten years.

While in Glasgow he also carried through the work of booking the films for the picture house, and he was engaged for some time in Ardrossan assisting his father.

Private Gray joined the Army in January of last year, went to the front on 3rd April, and was reported missing a month later.

He was well liked by a large number of friends both here and in Glasgow, and genuine sympathy will go out to Mr and Mrs Gray in their loss.”
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