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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN BOWLING CLUB

The annual supper in connection with the closing of this green took place on Monday evening in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Preceptor MacDonald, vice-president of the club, occupied the chair.

The chair presented the prizes to the successful competitors during the season, viz.: -

A pair of silver-mounted bowls given by the lady patroness of the club – gained by Mr William Walls, merchant;

A writing desk, given by the vice-president, Mr A. G. MacDonald, gained by Mr John Boyd, builder; and

Lord Eglinton’s Gold Medal (champion prize) – gained by Mr James Goodwin, junior.

Rink Prizes: -

A pair of silver-mounted bowls given by a member of the club for rink competition, the winning rink to play off for possession of the bowls – gained by the following rink, Messrs John Boyd, skip; William Comrie, John Hunter, and Alexander Guthrie; single handed tie gained by Mr John Boyd, builder;

Mr Moffat’s Silver Cup, for rink competition, gained by the following rink – Messrs George Barrie (skip); James Goodwin, James Young, and Robert Sweet; and

Dr. Stevens’ Silver Medal, for rink competition – gained by the rink skipped by Mr John Craig.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1877

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

A few samples of new what were shown at this market on Thursday, and found purchasers at 26s per boll.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1877

NEPTUNE KILWINNING ARDROSSAN ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER, No. 111

This chapter continues to prosper, and its financial affairs are in a satisfactory position.

At the recent annual convocation the following appointments were made: -

Companion James Robertson, M.E.PZ.
Companion Francis Goodwin, Past Z.
Companion Peter Cameron, E.P.H.
Companion Peter Sharp, E.P.J.
Companion William Ross, Treasurer.
Companion T. McNidder, S.E.
Companion John Robertson, S.N.
Companion Charles Adair, 1st Soj.
Companion John Trodden, 2nd Soj.
Companion Alexander Michand, 3rd Soj.
Companion William Marshall, 1st Standard Bearer.
Companion Caldwell Anderson, 2nd Standard Bearer.
Companion Hy. Barr, Janitor.

It was agreed by the companions that they would meet one night in each week during the winter months for instruction.

The Chapter was closed in due form.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 SEPTEMBER 1877

SALES OF PROPERTY

A somewhat extensive sale of property took place in the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, yesterday. The attendance of bidders was large, and the various lots brought good prices.

Lot No. 2, a dwelling-house, 3 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, at an upset price of £300, was knocked down to Mr James Goodwin, ironfounder, Ardrossan, at £395.

Lot No. 3, a dwelling-house, 5 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, with garden attached, the upset price being £600, was purchased by Mr McCormick for Mrs Borland, at £815.

Lot No. 4, a dwelling-house, with garden attached, 4 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, upset price £570, sold at £750 to Captain Archibald Thomson, Ardrossan.

Messrs Moncrieff, Paterson, Forbes & Barr, writers, were the agents, and Mr Symington acted as auctioneer.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
28 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Private ALEXANDER McINTOSH, (27), Service No. S/16684, 2nd Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, Salonika – born at Newton Grange; Resident of Newton Grange; enlisted at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 SEPTEMBER 1880

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

This old-established club is the first to lead off the season in Scotland.

The wonderfully fine weather that has prevailed, especially on the West Coast, had so advanced harvest operations that all the grain over the lands usually coursed, was safely housed nearly a month ago, and the committee felt themselves justified in bringing forward their fixture from October to September.

Unfortunately in doing so they have inadvertently fallen foul of the Fast Day in Ardrossan, but as some parts of the lands lie in adjoining parishes, it is meant to confine operation the first day to the outside, and finish up on Thursday over the rest of the estate.

The entry secured numbers twenty-six for the St. Leger, and fifteen for the Castle Stakes, the only one in the former known to fame being BANNERMAN, who ran and won on courses in Ireland last week.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 SEPTEMBER 1886

ARDROSSAN FREE CHURCH

A meeting of this congregation was held on Monday night, presided over by the Rev. W. MacKenzie, West Kilbride, moderator.

The object of the meeting was to elect a minister for the church, rendered vacant by the death of the Rev. John Stewart. The Selection Committee agreed to place before the members the names of the Rev. Alexander Gray, Torrance of Campsie, and the Rev. William Jamieson, Edinburgh.

On a vote being taken there voted for the former 46 and for the latter 33, the numbers showing less than half of the total membership.

It was then intimated that the Rev. Gray had been duly elected, and there being no dissent, a deputation, consisting of Messrs Peele (elder), Harvey and James Dickie (members), was appointed to appear before the Presbytery in support of the finding.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private PATRICK DOCHERTY (sometimes DOHERTY), 2ND Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mary Anne McLaughlin, and father of Elizabeth, Herald Street, Ardrossan: -

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Private Patrick Doherty, whose wife resides at 13 Herald Street, Ardrossan, was killed in action in France on September 30. He was in the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers, and before enlisting last January was engaged as a craneman at the harbour.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private JAMES REILLY, Service No. 6804, 2nd Battalion Irish Guards – Theatre of War, France and Flanders – resident of Bray, County Wicklow; enlisted at Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
30 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Lance Corporal JAMES COOK ROXBURGH, (21), 9th Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Margaret and the late James C. Roxburgh, 6 Vernon Terrace, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1849

GLASGOW, KILMARNOCK & ARDROSSAN RAILWAY

On Friday, at two o’clock, a half-yearly meeting of the proprietors was held at 40 George Square, Glasgow, the Earl of Eglinton in the chair, but a quorum could not be formed.

In answer to a question, the Secretary said no proxies had been sent out by the Directors for this meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1888

ARDROSSAN - FATAL ACCIDENT AT HARBOUR

Late on Friday evening, as the Glasgow & South-Western Railway pilot-engine was running from the harbour to the Princes Street passenger station, a seaman was run over and killed instantaneously close to the level-crossing opposite the shipbuilding yard entrance.

The body was identified as that of JAMES HAMILTON, 30 to 40 years of age, seaman, of the smack MARY ELIZABETH. He was unmarried and belonged to King's Cross, Arran.
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