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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1871

ARDROSSAN BOWLING CLUB

On Monday evening the members of this club were engaged playing for a series of prizes given by the President (the Hon. Seton Montgomerie) and others. The game consisted of twenty-one heads, and was played single-handed.

A handsome inkstand given by the president formed the first prize, a pair of bowls the second, and there were several other minor prizes.

The final tie between Messrs Kirkhope and Gray was not concluded when darkness set in, and it was agreed to play it off yesterday afternoon, which was accordingly done, when Mr Gray beat his opponent only by one shot, the players having repeatedly stood pars.

The first prize thus falls to Mr Gray, the second to Mr Kirkhope, the third to Mr Marr, and the fourth to Mr Morris.

Several consolation prizes were also given, which fell to the following – Messrs John Boyd; George Barrie, John Craig, and J. Emslie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1873

GOOD TEMPLARISM

On Saturday, the various Good Templar lodges in the north-western district of Ayrshire had an excursion to Ardrossan.

Arriving at Saltcoats about twelve o’clock they were joined by contingents from Ardrossan, Saltcoats, West Kilbride, etc. Headed by the Dalry Brass Band and Doura Flute Band, they returned to Ardrossan in the afternoon, remaining until evening.

The weather was fine.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1877

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this board was held in Saltcoats Town Hall on Thursday evening – Mr James Fullarton presiding.

The committee appointed to inquire as to children sent to industrial schools submitted a report, in which they recommended that in any case of a child being brought before the Court under the Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act, where the expenses would be likely to fall on the Parochial Board, the board craves to be heard before any decision is come to, and would feel obliged if the officials of the Court would give intimation to the inspector of the board.

The report was adopted, and the inspector instructed to forward extracts of the minutes to the magistrates.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1877

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM – THE S.S. WAKEFIELD

The arrival is announced at Adelaide, on the 6th September, of the WAKEFIELD, Captain McGowan, from Ardrossan. This little craft of 53 tons register went out to Adelaide under sail in 118 days.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 SEPTEMBER 1879

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the past week: -

Coastwise, 1925 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 SEPTEMBER 1871

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The usual monthly meeting of this board was held in Saltcoats Town Hall on Thursday evening – Mr Alexander Ingram presiding.

The list of paupers was placed in the hands of members. The number of paupers chargeable at 4th August last was 173.

The chairman detailed the result of an inspection in the town of Saltcoats, conducted by Doctors Littlejohn, Kinnear, and himself, and concluded by reading a report made to the Board of Supervision by Dr. Littlejohn on the subject, which was highly satisfactory.

In reference to the temporary hospital, the chairman intimated that Mr Stewart, factor to Lord Eglinton had granted a site, should the accommodation unhappily be required.

Several members spoke in condemnatory terms of the sanitary condition of the Saltcoats part of Stevenston parish, and urged enforcement of strict sanitary measures.

This terminated the business.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1873

DEATH

At Ardrossan, on Tuesday the 9th instant, Agnes, eldest daughter of the late David Gray, timber merchant, Douglas Street, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1874

DROWNING

A lad named Thomson was drowned last night near Ardrossan Harbour by the capsizing of a boat.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1874

ARDROSSAN BOWLING CLUB

Mr Craig, vice-president of this club, recently announced his intention of presenting a pair of bowls for competition among young members, and playing for the trophy has been carried on with great spirit.

The final tie was played on Tuesday between Messrs Robert Hogarth and Thomas Phillips, and terminated thus: -

Phillips, 21; Hogarth, 19.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1877

TRADE REPORT

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

Coastwise, 1470 tons; Foreign, 25 tons; Total, 1495 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1884

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this board was held yesterday afternoon in the secretary’s office – Rev. D. E. McNab presiding.

The officers submitted their reports, which, showed an average attendance of 86, 75, and 84 per cent at the three schools.

The Visiting Committee were instructed to take steps to have the attendance improved.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 SEPTEMBER 1915

DEATH

CURRIE: At Kildonan, Marldon Avenue, Crosby, Liverpool, on 8th September, Archibald Currie, aged 69 years, retired Board of Trade surveyor, Liverpool and Southampton, the beloved husband of Mary Currie, and third son of the late Bailie Currie, Ardrossan.
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