Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by MandyMcKMichael » Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:37 pm

Hello.. are there any photos of Provost McKellar?

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm

'GEORGE ARDROSSAN' previously posted a photograph on 1 May 2017. Hopefully it will appear in the following link: -

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Post by Hughie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:26 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
July 7, 1893

Births:

McKellar - At 9 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 6th inst., the wife of George McKellar : a son.

This came up in the list of births on this day - see previous two posts.

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Post by Hughie » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:20 am

Kilmarnock Herald
July 9, 1948

School To-day - League Football To-morrow

The envy of his chums is 15-year-old Willie "Stonewall” Jackson, of 15 Kirkhall Drive, Ardrossan. At School up to the end of the term last Friday, he left home on Saturday morning to join the English Football League Club, Bradford, who have had their eye on the youngster for some time. Willie has been playing in schools football and for Ardrossan Y.M.C.A. who at a celebration on Wednesday of last week presented him with a Biro pen and a sum of money. Not of age to sign on as a professional player, Willie will learn the joinery trade while in Bradford.

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Post by Hughie » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:05 pm

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
July 18, 1902

Level Crossing - Princess Street.

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We congratulate the Town Council of Ardrossan in once more resolving to refresh the memory of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Company as to their limitation in connection with level crossings. The complaint against these survivals of a bygone system of passing through a town are not of yesterday. For years the crossing at Princess Street and the Harbour have been sources of annoyance ; and, as was the only natural result from an increasing harbour business, the gates are in more frequent use than ever. It is, of course, easier to complain of the detentions than to suggest remedy.

The Company refer us to the bridge, and say no one need stand at the crossing a moment longer than he cares to. That is very true, but for every one who use the bridge, involving 54 steps, there are twenty who prefer to trust to the train passing through with reasonable speed. The mere passing through would never be objected to. It is the stoppage of a heavy mineral train mid-my, and the shunting and re-shunting which is permitted to take place in the presence of gathering crowds on both sides of the gates. Apart from that there is a fixed limit of time allowed by law: and because no one in authority has directed the attention of the Company to the repeated violations of their power, their inch of privilege has become an ell. The Company require more shunting accommodation that is frankly recognised by those who suffer most from the detention, but even under present condition the suspicion prevails that the Princess Street Crossing more frequently abused than it might be.

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Post by Hughie » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:14 pm

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
August 3, 1906

Ardrossan Metallic Manufacturing Company

The application by the Ardrossan Metallic Manufacturing Company for permission to erect new works was again before the Dean-of-Guild Court at Ardrossan on Monday, and, being supported by the necessary consents, etc., was granted.

The site of the new works is on the Dalry Road, in Ardrossan Burgh, on the north side of the road and above the G. & S. W. line to Largs. Operations are now proceeding briskly, and it's anticipated that the new premises for the company will soon be ready for the machinery. Since the destruction by fire of the company's Glasgow Street premises, the work has been carried on with but little if any delay in temporary quarters, where any machinery saved has been re-fitted. The new premises, which are from plans by Mr Allan Gilfillan, will be of corrugated iron, and will embody the latest in facilities for the carrying on of the work.

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