Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1894

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
The works in the town closed on Saturday for the New Year holidays. Work was suspended at the foundry on Thursday evening, but the cessation from labour was not general till Saturday at midday. Both the outgoing and incoming trains were heavily freighted on Saturday afternoon. The town was very busy in the evening. The weather was mild and pleasant.

A summer ice tournament, which will extend over the whole week, began in the Eglinton Arms Hotel on Saturday afternoon.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1896

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Watch Night services were held in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. In the Independent Church services were enjoyed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1900

DEATH

CLARK: At London on the 30th ultimo, of pneumonia, William B. Clark, in his 27th year, eldest son of the late James Clark, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1901

MAN DROWNED

Early on Sunday morning, when the Belfast steamer was on the point of leaving Montgomerie Pier, Ardrossan, an alarm was raised that a man had fell overboard. A soldier leapt from the deck of the steamer into the water, but though lights were brought to assist him in his search, he found nothing to explain the alarm. The search was continued but without result.

The search was renewed yesterday morning, and the body of a man apparently about 32 years of age was recovered.

The body was removed to the mortuary to await identification.
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1 JANUARY 1968

RAILWAY STATION CLOSES DOWN

Ardrossan Town railway station, Princes Streets, is closed down.

[The station re-opened on 19 January, 1987.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1900

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
New Year’s Day passed quietly here, most of the public-houses being closed for the day. There was considerable traffic at the railway stations. Among the New Year greetings which came to the district was one from Ladysmith from General Hunter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1901

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Fine weather prevailed, and great enthusiasm was manifested.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1901

A WOMAN DISAPPEARS

On Sunday afternoon, about half-past four o’clock, a woman named ISABELLA THOMSON or HOSIE, aged abut 40, the wife of John Hosie, mason, left her home at 25 Harbour Place, Ardrossan, and has not since been heard of.

Before leaving, she handed her purse to her son, telling him to cake care and not to lose it, as it contained a large sum of money. When the lad asked her where she was going, she replied that she was going out for pies for the tea.

A number of articles of female clothing – a red knitted should cape, a plaid, and an apron – have since been found close to the seashore at the Inches. The articles have been identified as the property of the missing woman.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1903

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Work at the harbour and the shipyard was suspended, and probably will not be generally resumed until next week. Several shops were closed, but those which remained open were gaily decorated. Large numbers from Glasgow and elsewhere joined the steamers for Belfast which left Ardrossan in the early hours of yesterday morning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1904

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Yesterday was, of course, a general holiday. All the public works and most of the shops were closed. The streets were much thronged. The public-houses were closed during a considerable part of the day.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1905

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Save for the suspension of labour of the harbour and the shipbuilding yard New Year was much as other days at Ardrossan. The sailings to Belfast have been augmented as usual and there has been a large exodus by each boat. The public-houses are open only from noon till four o’clock, and a number of other shops are closed for the whole day. Otherwise nothing unusual is taking place.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1906

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Business at the harbour was suspended, and most of the shops and all the licensed premises were closed. A great many people passed through the town en route for Belfast and Arran. Locally nothing out of the common occurred.
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