Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 SEPTEMBER 1879

VESSEL SPOKEN

The Herbert Maxwell, of Ardrossan, from Greenock for Port Natal, July 28, in latitude 1N, longitude 25W.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
2 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Lance Corporal JAMES RODGER, (21), Service No. 345733, Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Glasgow; enlisted at Ardrossan; son of James Rodger, 224 North Woodside Road, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1872

VESSELS SPOKEN

The JOHN ELLIS, from Ardrossan for Providence, August 16, in latitude 40 40, longitude 68 45.

The BROTHERS, from Ardrossan for Providence, August 18, in latitude 41, longitude 66 45.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1874

MARRIAGE

At Harbour Place, Ardrossan, on the 1st instant, by the Rev. A. Cross, Captain Andrew Hepburn, of the barque “Josephine”, to Agnes, elder daughter of Mr Adam Steedman, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1874

VESSEL SPOKEN

The MALTA, of Ardrossan, bound west, August 30, in latitude 51N, longitude 18W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTMEBER 1877

VESSEL SPOKEN

The SPRITE, of Ardrossan, from Glasgow, 15 days out, August 30, in latitude 47 40N, longitude 6 50W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1877

TRADE REPORT

The shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week were: -

Coastwise, 1945 tons; Foreign, 550 tons; Total, 2495 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 SEPTEMBER 1877

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT ARDROSSAN

On Saturday forenoon the inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the steamer AMELIA, of Glasgow, on the 15th August, near Cape Caroviero, on the coast of Portugal, was continued.

Mr Thomas Kirkhope, for the Board of Trade, made the following charge against DAVID GILLIES, master, viz.: -

“That the stranding of the said ship, time and place aforesaid, was caused by the wrongful act or default of the said David Gillies, in so far as having regard to the hazy or foggy state of the atmosphere, the proximity of the ship to land and the liability to mistake the low flat land inside of Cape Caroviero for the Burlings Channel, the said David Gillies did carelessly navigate the said ship by going full speed ahead, and failing to use the lead.”

Mr Campbell examined the following witnesses for the defence: - Mr C. H. Seligmann, Glasgow, one of the managing owners of the AMELIA; John Richards, ship husband of the firm; and Captain John Joseph Walker, master of the steamer IBERIA.

Mr Campbell afterwards addressed the Court for Captain Gillies, and Mr Kirkhope replied.

The Court then adjourned.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died on service, Private JOHN BURNS, Service No. 815, Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Paisley; enlisted at Dumfries; resident of Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died on service, Private EDWIN WATT, Service No. 30959, Machine Gun Corps – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Ardrossan; enlisted at Glasgow; resident of Ardrossan; son of Robert Hunter Watt, Kirn, Argyllshire, and the late Jessie Hutchison Watt.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 SEPTEMBER 1872

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

On Monday evening the monthly meeting was held in the Town Clerk’s Office – Provost Barr presiding.

The Sanitary Inspector reported that the state of the town was satisfactory.

The Provost referred to reports which had been published as to the sanitary conditions of Harbour Place, and requested the committee to meet with him and have the subject inquired into.

The meeting appointed Mr Robert Emslie collector of rates under the Act, at a commission of 5 per cent for the money collected.

The Clerk read a circular from the Board of Supervision, containing instructions as to the treatment of vessels arriving in port, and supposed to have cholera on board. Copies were ordered to be sent to the Medical Officer and Harbourmaster.

The Medical Officer’s report for July and August was read. In his report Dr. Robertson stated: -

“I am glad to be able to report that during the months of July and August the health of Ardrossan was excellent. The number of deaths from all causes is the same as that of the corresponding months in 1871 – viz., twelve.

As the period for which I promised my services as Medical Officer for Public Health expires today this report brings my duties in connection with the sanitary affairs of Ardrossan to a conclusion.”


On the motion of the Provost it was agreed to write Dr. Robertson, and ask if he was willing to continue his services as medical officer, and on what terms.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 SEPTEMBER 1875

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held I the Saltcoats Town Hall, on Thursday night – Mr Fullarton in the chair.

It was announced that a Government grant of £110 10s had been received on behalf of lunatics.

It was resolved that in future children whose school fees were paid by the Board should not be admitted by teachers without an order from the inspector.
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