Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1906

MARRIAGE

BIRKS – NEWBIGGING: At Seamill Hydropathic, West Kilbride, on the 13th instant, by the Rev. J. M. Wright, Ardrossan, assisted by Rev. E. B. Kirk, Barrhead, Walter Hutton Birks, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, to Marion Grierson, youngest daughter of Mrs. James Newbigging, Seamill, Hydropathic.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1900

MARRIAGE

KINNEAR – SMITH: At 16 South Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. R. M. Adamson, United Free Church, assisted by the Rev. J. D. McCall, Established Church, and the Rev. C. Lamont, Free Gaelic Church, David M. Kinnear to Margaret Watt, second daughter of Mr. John Smith, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1900

ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL – THE NEW COUNCIL OFFICE PROPOSAL

The monthly meeting of the Parish Council was held in the Parish Council rooms, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan – Mr. John Anderson presiding.

Mr. Hugh Currie moved in terms of notice previously given, that a resolution passed on 8th August last, to the effect that a piece of ground near the boundary line between the burghs of Ardrossan and Saltcoats be secured for the purpose of erecting Council chambers, instead of having separate offices in Ardrossan and Saltcoats as at present, be rescinded, and the committee in charge of the proposal thanked for their services and discharged.

Captain Torrance seconded.

Mr. Alexander Hamilton, Saltcoats, moved the previous question, and Mr. Duff, Saltcoats, seconded.

On a division, the motion was carried by a majority of 8 votes to 6.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1904

DEATH

WALLACE: At 26 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 12th instant, Elizabeth Bennett, wife of William Wallace.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1906

DEATH

At 13 Barr Street, Ardrossan, on the 14th March, Gilbert Campbell, journalist, aged 34, of 64 Percy Street, North Kelvinside.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MARCH 1904

PORT PARAGRAPH

Ardrossan Harbour is still exceedingly busy. Three cargoes of iron ore, totalling something like 9500 tons, came into the port on Monday. One of the vessels alone carried 6200 tons. She is the ENESA of Bilbao, and has the distinction of being the largest vessel that has ever brought a cargo of ore from the Mediterranean to Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MARCH 1905

STORM - BREAKWATER SUBMERGED

Ardrossan:
Heavy seas rolled up the firth, and the breakwater at the harbour has frequently been submerged.
No accidents have yet been reported, but a number of vessels are wind-bound in the harbour.

It is said that the barometer has not been so low in these parts for several years.
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16 MARCH 1906

MARRIAGE

MILLER – BELL: At 13 New Stock Street, Paisley, on the 14th instant, by the Rev. W. H. Rolls, James Miller, Saltcoats, eldest son of John Miller, draper, Leslie, Fifeshire, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late George Bell, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MARCH 1909

RAILWAY COMPANIES AND ARRAN SERVICE

Mr. Calthrop, general manager of the Caledonian Railway, received a deputation yesterday, representing residents of Whiting Bay, Lamlash, and Brodick, which waited upon him with reference to the withdrawal of the company’s steamer from the Ardrossan and Arran service.

It was urged that the curtailment of the service would have a prejudicial effect in regard to house-letting, and a suggestion was made for an extra run on Friday afternoon direct to Whiting Bay from Ardrossan.

Mr. Calthrop stated that this suggestion would be considered. The companies, he said, intended to make a trial of the restricted service for a year.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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16 MARCH 1966

THE CANONBAR

The steel screw steamer CANONBAR, built by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company, and launched on 14 April, 1910, was sunk in the Mekong River by North Vietnamese gunfire.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MARCH 1900

DEATH

GILDEE: Suddenly, at 11 Vernon Terrace, Ardrossan, on the 15th instant, JOHN GILDEE, tailor, late of Glasgow.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MARCH 1873

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM

Rio Janeiro, February 18 – The KELVIN, Hammond, from Ardrossan for Buenos Ayres, which put in here, November 8, badly damaged, was sold on 10 January, and realised about £970.
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