Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1905

IRVINE AND DISTRICT WATER BOARD

At a meeting of Irvine and District Water Board, held at Kilwinning last night – Mr. J. B. Black presiding, two analyses were submitted of samples of water taken from the Munnoch Reservoir which supplies, Irvine, Kilwinning, Saltcoats, and Ardrossan. The one sample was taken from the sand bed filters, and the other after the water had passed through the mechanical filters.

Both samples were pronounced to be good and safe for dietetic uses.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1908

DEATH

McCALLUM: AT 13 Barr Street, Ardrossan, on the 10th instant, Duncan McCallum (for many years the timekeeper at Ardrossan Harbour).
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1909

MARRIAGE

KENNEDY – NEWBIGGING: At Seamill Hydropathic, West Kilbride, on 10th February, by the Rev. John McMillan, Ardrossan, and Rev. Edward Bruce Kirk, Barrhead, Robert Pettigrew Kennedy, M.R.C.S. Eng., to Janet Prentice, third daughter of James Newbigging, Esquire, Seamill Hydropathic – At home, Culzean House, Blairhill, Coatbridge, 18th and 19th March.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1909

NEW JUSTICES OF THE PEACE

On the recommendation of the Right Hon. the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire, the following gentlemen have been added to the Commission of Peace for the county: -

GEORGE MORTON, of Montfode, Ardrossan;
JOHN STEWART, Royal Bank, Ardrossan; and
WILLIAM GUTHRIE, Harbour Lane, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1909

AN AYRSHIRE DISPUTE

The recent appointment by Cuninghame Combination Poorhouse Board of a governor of the institution, which has aroused some discussion throughout the parishes interested, was before Ardrossan Parish Council.

Police Judge Crawford, in moving that they strongly protest against the arbitrary manner in which the appointment had been carried out, said that not outside Russia lived such an autocrat as the chairman of the Board. It was entirely out of the question to make such an appointment. It was an insult to the ratepayers of North Ayrshire, and he hoped they would take up a strong stand and not be led by the nose any longer by a secret conclave that decided what was to be done in defiance of common sense and common justice.

The motion was agreed to, and it was decided that the Council’s delegates at the first opportunity move the reduction of the governor’s salary to the amount of his predecessor.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1844

GIRVAN – THE LATE SHIPWRECK

The wreck of the schooner ANNE, of Ardrossan, has been visited by several vessels. She has not moved much from the spot where she was first found, which is supposed to be the result of her anchors having been bent to the chains, and having slipped or broken their lashings, taken the ground; otherwise the current and wind would have changed her position.

Several of the Clyde tug steamers have since been seen cruising about, but none have succeeded in taking her ashore.

The fishers from this port have not seen the wreck for three days, and are of the opinion that she must have gone done.

No more bodies of the crew have been found on this shore since the last publication of the Ayr Advertiser.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1902

DEATH

POLLOCK: At Beaumont, Ardrossan, on the 11th instant, Margaret Galbraith, widow of William Mather Pollock, of Lounsdale, Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1904

COAL SHIPMENTS

Ayr Harbour maintains its lead in coal shipments over the other Ayrshire ports, the increase for this year up to date being 2000 tons, while Irvine and Troon have decreases, and Ardrossan an increase of only 500 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1884

VIOLENT STORM

From an early hour yesterday morning a violent storm was experienced at Ardrossan, the wind blowing chiefly from the south-west. The tide, which was full about noon, rose to an unusual height, reaching within a few feet of the level of the quay. Outside the sea had a very wild appearance during the entire day.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1888

PROPERTY SALES IN ARDROSSAN

On Saturday there were exposed for sale, in the Eglinton Hotel, Ardrossan, the dwelling-houses 182-190 Glasgow Street, and 2-6 Winton Street, there; rental £157 10s; feu-duty, £4 12s. The upset price was £2350.

After spirited competition the block was sold to Mr. Thomas Kirkhope, writer, for a client, at £2570.

There were also exposed, at the reduced upset price of £1450, the dwelling-houses, 23-25 Harbour Place and 5-7 Harbour Lane; rental £142; ground rent, £6 10s. There being no offers the sale was adjourned.

The properties belonged to the trustees of the late Captain McMillan.

Mr. John Emslie, writer, was agent, and Mr. James Clark, auctioneer.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1895

CONTINUANCE OF SEVERE FROST - ARDROSSAN

The frost continues here with but slight abatement.

At the monthly meeting of Commissioners on Monday evening – Provost Young, as convenor of the Gas Committee reported that the Peebles oil gas enrichment process recently adopted at the gasworks had been temporarily suspended owing to the frost, coal alone being used in the production of the gas presently consumed. On Sunday the holders had been frozen, and attempts to thaw them were vigorously tried on Monday.

At North Beach the sea is frozen over a considerable distance from the shore.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1901

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS

At the close of the usual business at the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Town Council yesterday, Mr. Guthrie drew attention to the fact that Bailie Goodwin was a member of a firm who had a contract with the Council, and wished to know whether certain payments made to the firm disqualified Bailie Goodwin.

Bailie Goodwin defended himself, and a heated discussion ensued. The Council, however, decided to take no action in the meantime.
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