Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JUNE 1885

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this Board was held yesterday afternoon – Mr Kirkhope presiding.

The officers’ returns showed the attendance at Ardrossan schools stood at 882, and at Saltcoats 759.

The cases of several defaulters were brought before the Board, and in one case it was arranged to get the child sent to an industrial school, while two cases were ordered for prosecution.

The abstract of accounts, as audited by Mr Bailey, was read to the meeting and considered satisfactory.

The inspector’s reports on the three Board schools were read and considered highly satisfactory.

The grant for No. 1 School reached £115; No. 2, £297 13s 9d; and Saltcoats School, £451 4s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1870

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The usual monthly meeting of this board took place on Thursday evening – Alexander Ingram, Esquire, chairman of the board, presiding.

For the most part, the business of the evening was of a somewhat routine character.

In passing the accounts, a conversation arose when one for the burial of a man who had recently died very suddenly in a house at Harbour Buildings, Ardrossan, was being scrutinised. One of the members intimated that he had, on information of his illness, personally called and seen the person, and the sudden result of the case had caused him much concern, as when he first visited the poor fellow he appeared only to be suffering from a slight pain in the head; but on the following day, when he saw him, his sufferings had alarmingly changed, and he died that afternoon.

He had been told that the dying man had had no medical assistance; but to this the inspector replied that he could testify that one, at least, of the medical officers of the board had attended the patient and prescribed for him.

Several members expressed the opinion that, were the medical officers present at their monthly meetings, such a question as this could be speedily and satisfactorily put right.

The Chairman thereupon moved, and it was agreed, that the inspector be instructed to communicate to all the medical officers in the district that it was their duty to attend the monthly meetings of the board while they were officers of the board.

The inspector having read the minutes of the last meeting with reference to the motion made to petition Parliament against the proposed “Bill to amend the Act for the valuation of land and the levying of assessment in Scotland,” the Chairman intimated that he had drawn up the necessary petition and forwarded it to Mr Finnie, M.P., along with a letter to that gentleman, copies of which he read to the meeting.

Mr Finnie very promptly and very cordially returned the answer acknowledging receipt of the petition and letter. In this letter, which the Chairman also read, Mr Finnie said: “I may mention that the matter will be referred to a Select Committee, of which, I believe, I am to be a member.”

The board approved of what had been done, and, on the motion of Mr Fullerton, awarded a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman for his conduct in the matter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1873

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

On Monday evening the monthly meeting was held. Provost Barr occupied the chair.

The clerk was instructed to send in a claim for £15 to Messrs Wallace & Crawford, for services rendered by the fire brigade at the recent fire on the premises of these gentlemen.

A report from the medical officer was read to the meeting, from which it appeared that since his appointment in October last there had been no epidemic nor infectious disease in the burgh, and that the sanitary condition of the town was excellent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1877

TRADE REPORT – ARDROSSAN

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

Coastwise: - 1924 tons; Foreign, 150 tons; Total, 2074 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1877

SCOTCH BANKRUPTS

Barclay, Robertson & Company, shipbuilders, Ardrossan, as a company, and Hugh Barclay and James Paterson Robertson, both shipbuilders there, the individual partners of that company, as such, and as individuals, to be examined within the Sheriff Court House, Ayr, 8th June, at ten o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1879

PASSENGER SERVICE BETWEEN GLASGOW AND BELFAST

The summer arrangements of the Ardrossan Shipping Company for a service of steamers between Ardrossan and Belfast have just been completed.

Trains leaving Glasgow and Paisley at 9.30 and 9.33 p.m. respectively (Sundays excepted), catch the steamer leaving Ardrossan at 4 a.m., in time for the early trains to Dublin, Londonderry, etc.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JUNE 1917

DEATH

RUSSELL: At a nursing home, Glasgow, on the 3rd June, 1917, in his 84th year, Joseph Russell, shipbuilder, of Seafield, Ardrossan, and The Knowe, Port Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1872

VESSEL SPOKEN

PECULATOR, from Ardrossan to Montreal, May 11, in latitude 48N, longitude 30W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1874

MARRIAGE

At 90 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. William McGilchrist, M.A., B.D., David Gillies, moulder, to Martha, only daughter of the late William Cowan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1875

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

On Thursday evening this board held their ordinary monthly meeting in the Town Hall, Saltcoats – Mr Fullerton in the chair.

It was, the chairman stated, expected that the new site for the hospital would be granted, and plans of the proposed building had been forward to the Hon. Mr Vernon, Lord Eglinton’s Commissioner.

The Inspector said the expenditure for the past year was £1864 3s 7d, and the funds were in a satisfactory state. He was granted £170 to meet current expenses.

On the motion of Mr Guthrie, it was agreed to petition in favour of the Permissive Bill.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1891

AYRSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION

The seventeenth annual prize meeting of the Ayrshire Rifle Association was opened yesterday at Irvine.

Among the prize winners listed on the first day was: -

Gunner J. Alexander, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1895

BIRTH

KINNEAR: At Stanley Park, Eglinton Street, Ardrossan, on the 4th instant, the wife of George Kinnear; a son.
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