Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1881

ARDROSSAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS

This Board had its monthly meeting on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

It was agreed to carry out the proposed system of drainage for Montgomerie Street and Glasgow Street as recommended by the committee.

Provost Barr protested against the former scheme. He owned one half of the houses in the district complained of, and had never heard a complaint from any of his tenants as to a nuisance or anything hurtful to health. He thought that before proceeding to spend public money they should weigh the matter well, and get the report of a medical man.

He moved that the matter be postponed for twelve months, and that a medical man be called to report on the matter.

This was seconded by Mr. Anderson.

Bailie Hogarth moved that the recommendations of the committee be agreed to and the work proceeded with, which was seconded by Mr. Boyd, builder.

Bailie Hogarth’s motion was carried – the Provost dissenting.

The Clerk was instructed to advertise for offers for the work.

Messrs Boyd, builder, and Gilfillan were appointed a committee to look after the numbering of houses in Glasgow Street.

The Clerk said the quarterly report of the burgh analyst, stated that he had received three samples of whisky from the sanitary inspector, all of which were good.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1883

DEATH OF DOCTOR ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER OF BOYDSTONE

Doctor Archibald Alexander of Boydstone, Ardrossan, died at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

The deceased gentleman had only gone to Cheltenham a few days ago, and was then in his usual health, but he succumbed somewhat suddenly to heart disease.

Doctor Alexander was at one time attached to the 4th Hussars, and after his retirement he acted as Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals. He was a Justice of the Peace for Ardrossan district, a Road Trustee, and a Commissioner of Supply.

Doctor Alexander, who was seventy years of age, leaves a widow and two sons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1888

DEATH

ANDERSON: At Woodstock Street, Kilmarnock, on the 11th instant, in her 86th year, Jane Anderson, late of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 APRIL 1909

DEATH

HOGARTH: At Clutha Villa, Ardrossan, on the 12th instant, Mary Ann Jamieson, wife of James Hogarth.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1880

DEATH

SWEET: At Church Place, Ardrossan, April 11th, aged 10 months and fifteen days, Robert, only son of Robert Sweet.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1900

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS

Eight candidates were nominated for seven seats, the seven members of the old Board, and Mr. Thomas Miller, Saltcoats, a new candidate.

Mr. Morris, one of the old members, withdrew in order to prevent an election, but then Mr. Miller withdrew on the ground that he was nominated without his consent being obtained.

It is expected that Mr. Morris will now cancel his withdrawal, and the personnel of the new Board will remain as before.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1905

DEATH

DUNCAN: At Nursery Holm, Ardrossan, on the 11th instant, Thomas Duncan, in his 89th year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1906

Sir,

SECONDARY EDUCATION IN ARDROSSAN

Some months ago attention was drawn in your columns to an attempt on the part of a reactionary party in Ardrossan School Board to arrest the development of secondary education. The danger was a very grave one, for the chance majority were in such acute conflict with the Government that the reduction of one academy had been threatened by the authority in London.

I am now happy to give prominence to the fact that the School Board election Saturday last has resulted in an overwhelming victory for progressive secondary education, six of the seven members returned being pledged to maintain the academy as a higher grade school.

The educational prospect four our neighbourhood is thus very bright, and the academy, which has so steadily grown in efficiency, bids fair to become one of the very foremost in the West of Scotland.

I am &c.,
ROBERT M. ADAMSON,
Parish of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1902

VESSEL SPOKEN

CONDOR, Ardrossan to Coquimbo (Chile), April 2, 25N 21W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1903

SEVERE SNOWSTORM – ARDROSSAN

A severe snowstorm broke suddenly over Ardrossan district yesterday evening, and raged with great fury for several hours. Steamers which were coming up the channel when the storm began report that they experienced exceedingly rough weather and were unable to see many yards in advance.

Five vessels sheltered off Arran while the storm was at its height.

The storm was the severest which has occurred in the West of Scotland for several years.

A number of telephone wires are broken at Ardrossan, and the snow is lying on the streets to a depth of about three inches.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1908

BIRTH

HASTINGS: at 2 Yarborough Place, Ardrossan, on the 14th instant, the wife of William Hastings, solicitor; a son.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:25 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 APRIL 1904

PORT PARAGRAPH

The steamer MARY, which arrived at the Tail of the Bank yesterday from Bilbao with a cargo of minerals for Glasgow, is to discharge at Ardrossan.
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