Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1861

MARRIAGE

At 23 Union Place, Edinburgh, on the 5th instant, by the Rev. R. S. Drummond, M.A., The Rev. William Rigby Murray, U.P. Minister, Ardrossan, to Elizabeth Low, youngest daughter of Mr Robert Bruce.

GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1911

GOLDEN WEDDING

MURRAY – BRUCE: At Edinburgh, on 5th June, 1861, by the Rev. R. S. Drummond, D.D., the Rev. William Rigby Murray, Ardrossan, to Elizabeth Low, younger daughter of Robert Bruce, Esquire.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
6 JUNE 1917

Died on service, Private WILLIAM McLAUGHLIN (sometimes McLOUGHLIN), Service No. 45680, Northumberland Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Ballymore; enlisted at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1871

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

The Council had their usual monthly meeting in the Town Clerk’s office on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

The Provost reported that the minute to the Lord Advocate, directed to be prepared at the meeting of 5 May, had been handed by him to a party to be presented to the Lord Advocate, but that he had had no communication yet on the subject.

The Provost reported that some of the pavements had not yet been put in order, and moved that the Council should call a meeting of the Works’ Committee to have the work done.

The meeting instructed the Clerk along with the Inspector, to take the necessary steps in cases of parties desirous of getting their houses registered as lodging houses, and report to the Board of Supervision.

It was agreed that no water cart should be procured by the burgh.

A printed copy of a memorial to different Presbyteries of different denominations by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of Kilmarnock, was read as to abolishing Sacramental Fast Days; and the meeting agreed to take no steps in the matter.

This was all the business of interest.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1871

ARDROSSAN REGATTA

A meeting of the promoters of this regatta was held on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

It was resolved that the regatta be held in the end of July or beginning of August, and an influential committee was appointed to carry out the arrangements.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1872

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The THERESA, Ardrossan to New York, has put back leaking, and with cargo shifted.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1873

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The monthly meeting was held last night – Mr Ingram, chairman, presiding.

The chairman announced that he had been in communication with the clerk of the School Board in reference to providing a school rate. It was stated that the amount required was £450, which it was proposed to raise by an assessment of 4d per £1.

Several members held that the proposed rate was excessively high, and was creating much dissatisfaction amongst the ratepayers.

After some discussion, Mr Kirkhope moved the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the action of the School Board, and report to a future meeting, which was agreed upon.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1875

HOUSE LETTING – ARDROSSAN

The largest of our houses are fairly let, but we regret to say that many of the smaller class are still unoccupied. So long as the high rate of fares prevail on the Glasgow & South-Western Railway, so long shall we have an effectual barrier against our prosperity as a watering place.

Even in Arran, we believe, a good number of houses are still unlet – the late date of the school vacations in Glasgow being set down as the cause.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1876

SCOTCH BANKRUPT

DUNCAN WILKIE, ship chandler, Harbour Place, Ardrossan, to be examined within the Sheriff CourHouse, Kilmarnock, 10 June, at ten o’clock.

Creditors to meet within the Chambers of Messrs Reid & Mair, C.C., St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, 21 June, at twelve o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1878

THEFT FROM A VESSEL

On the night of Monday last the cabin of the schooner ANNIE B SMITH, presently lying in Ardrossan Harbour, was broken into, and the whole of the captain’s clothing, etc., was carried off.

Information having been lodged with the police, a search was made, the result of which was the nearly the whole of the stolen property was found on board the schooner CONDOR.

Two seamen were at once taken into custody, charged with theft, and they were wearing part of the stolen property when apprehended, the remainder being found in the forecastle of the CONDOR.

Both prisoners were brought up at the Police Court yesterday, and were sent to the Sheriff at Kilmarnock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1870

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

The Council held its usual monthly meeting on the evening of Monday last, in the Town Clerk’s office – Provost Barr presiding.

It was agreed, on the motion of Bailie Hogarth, to take in offers to make the proposed drain in Quarry Lane.

Provost Barr intimated that the two Bailies and himself had waited upon Mr Moffat with reference to the drain to be carried out into the beach so far as the outlet may be washed by every neap tide, with a plan of what was proposed to be done.

It was agreed to remit it to the three magistrates.

A letter was read by the Clerk from Mr Charles G. Shaw with reference to the latter carrying out the provisions of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act within the burgh, and also the answer thereto by the Provost.

It was intimated that the Sergeant of the County Constabulary in the district had received instructions since that Mr Shaw was to carry out the Act within the burgh of Ardrossan, which the meeting approved of.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1871

CLYDE SHIPBUILDING

The HEATHER BELL, an iron paddle steamer of 450 tons and 150 horse-power, built by Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow, for the Duke of Hamilton, and Ardrossan/Arran trade.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1891

AYRSHIRE RIFLE ASSOCIATION

The seventeenth annual prize meeting of the Ayrshire Rifle Association was brought to a successful close on Saturday.

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

Gunner Alexander, Ardrossan.
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