Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:09 am

GLASGOW HERALD
30 OCTOBER 1914

CASUALTY OF WAR

Presumed killed on this date, Second Lieutenant JAMES ALEXANDER CHRYSTIE, (36), Royal Scots Fusiliers - Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Provost James Brown Chrystie, and Elma Eliza Chrystie, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by hahaya2004 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:13 am

Hughie wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:26 am
Don't know much about such things, but wonder what would have ignited the Dynamite in a situation like this.
I'd image such cargoes came to Ardrossan by rail? And here it was again heading back through the three towns. :roll:
Hi Hughie,
dynamite is classified as a primary explosive with a mass explosion risk. The impact would have been enough.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
31 OCTOBER 1891

DEATH

MILLER: At Glenfoot, Ardrossan, on the 30th instant, in her 81st year, Jane Broom, wife of the late John S. Miller, of Springfield.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
31 OCTOBER 1894

MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOMINATIONS

Ardrossan:
Thomas Kirkhope, solicitor; John McLean, builder; John Harvie, butcher; William Smith, builder; and Frank A. P. Bennett, auctioneer and valuator.

Mr. Kirkhope is the only member seeking re-election.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 NOVEMBER 1899

MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOMINATIONS

Ardrossan:
William Young, engineer, North Crescent; John Anderson, retired grocer, Eglinton Street; Robert Shields, harbourmaster; F. A. P. Bennett, auctioneer.

Four candidates for three seats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 NOVEMBER 1898

THEFT FROM R.M.S. GORILLA

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday, JOHN LENNON, (19), labourer, of no fixed residence, appeared on a charge of having stolen a bag belonging to a seaman from the Belfast Steamer GORILLA.

It appeared that on Saturday night the accused went on board the GORILLA at Winton Pier, and the owner of the bag being away procuring a ticket, Lennon seized the opportunity and committed the theft.

The matter was reported to the police, and the thief was apprehended with the bag in his possession.

Sentence of 20 days’ imprisonment, without the option of a fine, was imposed.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1898

MUNICIPAL ELECTION – RESULT

Ardrossan:
Three vacancies. Smith, 287; Goodwin, 251; Barrie, 199; and Kerr, 136.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1894

DEATH

KAY: At 4 Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 1st instant, aged 79 years, John Kay.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1893

MUNICIPAL ELECTION NOMINATIONS

Ardrossan:
There are three vacancies for which four candidates have been nominated: - John Boyd, retired shoemaker; John McLean, builder; John Anderson, retired grocer; and Archibald Gray, C.E.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1893

PROMPT DESPATCH AT ARDROSSAN HARBOUR

On Saturday the steamer DUKE OF PORTLAND, belonging to Messrs J. & A. Wyllie, Troon, and loading at No. 2 hydraulic hoist a cargo of coals, consisting of 280 waggons, containing 1910 tons, took the first waggon on board at 10.15 a.m. and the last at 9.45 p.m.

This is an average of one waggon every 2½ minutes, and is excellent work.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1892

MUNICIPAL ELECTION - RESULT

Ardrossan:
Three vacancies. Successful – Messrs Peter McCarroll, grocer, 293; George Barrie, coal merchant, 228; William Walls, merchant, 209. Unsuccessful – Mr. John Allison, draper, 152.

Twelve papers were spoiled.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:35 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 NOVEMBER 1895

RECKLESS DISCHARGING OF FIREARM

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JAMES ARMSMTRONG, labourer, Quarry Lane, Ardrossan, plead guilty to recklessly discharging five shots from a revolver in Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, and on the public road leading to West Kilbride, on the 16th ultimo.

He was fined in £5 or 30 days’ imprisonment.

A number of girls had been very much frightened by Armstrong’s conduct.
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