Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CLYDEBUILT SHIPS
19 NOVEMBER 1895

COLIN CAMPBELL

The wooden sailing smack, COLIN CAMPBELL, launched at Ardrossan on 14 April 1865, by Barr & Shearer, Ardrossan, foundered off the Ayrshire coast.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 NOVEMBER 1895

ASSAULT AND BREACH OF THE PEACE

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning DAVID TRODDEN, labourer, Princes Lane, was convicted of having on Saturday night assaulted a lad named Robert Smith by striking him on the face with his clenched fist and kicking him on the legs.

The assault was committed in a stable in Montgomerie Lane.

Trodden was fined 21s, with an alternative of 14 days.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 NOVEMBER 1897

DEATH

BORLAND: At No. 5 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 18th instant, Janet McLachlan, in her 81st year, widow of Andrew Borland.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 NOVEMBER 1898

FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday before Sheriff Hall and a jury, an inquiry into the death of PATRICK LONG, a fireman, residing at Carlingford, County Louth, Ireland, who, while engaged cleaning machinery on board the BASSBROOK, of Newry, in Ardrossan Harbour, on the 27th ultimo, was fatally injured by a crank being set in motion and coming down against his breast.

The vessel was bumping against the quay at the time, but the jury were unable to determine from the evidence how the crank had been set in motion.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1895

CRIME IN AYRSHIRE

Yesterday at a meeting of the Quarter Session of Peace for the County of Ayr – Mr. Sommervell of Sorn presiding – the Chief Constable reported that the number of crimes and offences committed during the last quarter had increased.

The parts of the county in which the increase was most marked were the parishes of Beith and Dalry, and the burghs of Irvine, Ardrossan, and Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1899

DEATH

STIRRAT: At Rockmount, Hill Place, Ardrossan, on the 18th instant, Annie Young, aged 53, beloved wife of James Stirrat, of Earl Court Salvage Company, Leith.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1899

FIRE

On Saturday afternoon the offices occupied by the water-manager for Ardrossan burgh were destroyed by fire.

The offices were situated in Harbour Street, adjoining the Town Hall. The fire was first observed shortly after four o’clock. The fire-engine shed is close to the spot, and the brigade was at once summoned. The fire was practically confined to the offices where it originated.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1894

AYR QUARTER SESSIONS

Yesterday the Quarter Sessions of the Peace for Ayrshire was held in the County Buildings, Ayr – Colonel Dickie, Kilmarnock, presiding.

ROBERT EASTON, Princes Lane, Ardrossan, appealed against a conviction by the Saltcoats Justices, in which he was found guilty of selling beer and whisky, without a license.

Mr. W. Wilson, solicitor, Irvine, who appeared for the appellant stated that the conviction was null and void, seeing that it had been signed by one of the presiding Justices who was a practising solicitor. He quoted authorities in support of his contention.

Mr. Kirkhope, for the local Courts, said there was two points to decide – namely, whether the Justice in question had a right to sit on the bench, and if he had not, whether the objection was good. He contended that it had been the practice in the Court for practising solicitors to sit on the bench. The conviction, besides, had been signed by two Justices.

In accordance with the ruling of the assessor, the appeal was sustained.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
21 NOVEMBER 1914

Private ALEXANDER McASKILL, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Maggie Lewis, 15 Hill Street, Ardrossan.
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Post by George Ardrossan » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:58 am

21 NOVEMBER

MEMORIAL WINDOW IN ARDROSSAN CHURCH

A memorial window in remembrance of the mother and sisters of Mr M T Black, Harrogate, has been dedicated in Saint John’s Church, Ardrossan (shown below in 1913). The donor is Mr M T Black, son of the Reverend David Black, formerly minister at Tillicoultry and those commemorated in the window were for many years members of Saint John’s. The window, entitled Jesus in The House of Martha and Mary, has been designed and executed by Mr Walter J R Cook, D A (Edinburgh) who recently supplied the Haig windows for the Scots Kirk, Aldershot. It was dedicated by the Reverend Dr Adamson, minister of Saint John’s.
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The Scotsman, 21 November 1935

FOUR-YEAR-OLD ARDROSSAN BOY’S DEATH – SECOND FATALITY IN ONE STREET THIS WEEK
Colin Maclean, the four-year-old son of Robert Maclean, garage proprietor, 218 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, was yesterday knocked down and fatally injured by a motor bus opposite his home. Within the past six weeks, there have been three bus fatalities in Glasgow Street and yesterday’s was the second this week.
The Scotsman, 21 November 1936

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 NOVEMBER 1893

MARRIAGE

McKAY – MANWELL: Daniel McKay, Ardrossan, to Davida Jane Adam, daughter of the late David Manwell, contractor, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 NOVEMBER 1897

FREE GARDENERS’ PRESENTATIONS

The annual festival of the Ardrossan Tree of Life Lodge was held in the Commercial Rooms on Friday night – Mr. Charles Murchie presiding.

Presentations were made to Brother Alexander Wallace, Glasgow; Brother David Haining, and Brother R. H. Dunlop.

Brother Wallace was presented with a Past Master’s diploma, Brother Haining with a Master’s diploma, and Brother R. H. Dunlop with a handsome gold chain in acknowledgment of his services as secretary.
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