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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 OCTOBER 1875

TRADE REPORT

The shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending Saturday past were: - 1918 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 OCTOBER 1876

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

The monthly meeting was held on Monday evening – Bailie Hogarth presiding.

The chairman reported that the cleaning of drains in Princes and Montgomerie Lanes was being proceeded with, and the Works Committee were deputed to arrange for a flushing valve for a drain in Glasgow Street.

The Clerk intimated that the returning councillors were Provost Barr and Bailie Hogarth, and Councillors Goodwin and Craig.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1870

SHIPPING CASUALTIES

The LOUISE JEWETT, Ardrossan to Matanzas, Cuba, has been lost at Materolles Point.

The HANNAH, from Ardrossan to Cherbourg, France, has put in at Plymouth.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1872

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The Ardrossan Parochial Board met on Thursday evening in Saltcoats Town Hall – Mr. James Fullerton presiding.

Messrs Fullerton and Marshall were re-appointed auditors. The Inspector remarked that very probably by next year, under Mr. Craufurd’s Poor Law Bill, a public auditor would be appointed.

The Appeal Courts were fixed for the 21st and 22nd November.

The Inspector stated that the Board had been called upon to deal with four new cases of insanity within the last few months – a very large increase, certainly, considering the size of the parish.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1872

ARDROSSAN DORCAS SOCIETY

The annual meeting has just been held. From the report of the proceedings we are glad to learn that the late Miss M. Miller, Arran Place, Ardrossan, has bequeathed the handsome sum of £100, the interest of which will be applied to the general purposes of the society.

[A Dorcas Society is a local group of people, usually based in a church, with a mission of providing clothing to the poor. They are named after Dorcas, a person described in the Acts of the Apostles – Wikipedia.]
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1874

THE STORM

The severe gale which broke out late on Thursday night continued on Saturday with great violence. Indeed, the storm is described by channel-going steamers as being one of unusual severity; and fears are expressed that shipping casualties may yet be reported in connection therewith.

ARDROSSAN:
Here, as elsewhere, we have experienced the full fury of the gale, which has raged incessantly since Friday, and up to Saturday night, and posted no signs of abatement.

We have heard of no damage worth reporting, but judging on the appearance of the sea, which shows one sheet of foam, casualties at sea must have been numerous.

The Arran steamer ROTHESAY CASTLE sustained some slight damage to her galley on Friday, and on Saturday did not attempt her usual morning and evening runs.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1886

FAIRS AND STOCK SALES

Ardrossan:
The first of a series of weekly auction marts for the sale of cattle, etc., took place yesterday.

Over 60 Irish bullocks and heifers were exposed, and 10 home-fed queys, with about 3 score of black-faced sheep.

Irish bullocks sold at from £17 to £19, while queys averaged about £12.

There were over 200 people present, and the market all through was very good both for buyers and sellers.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1887

DEATH

CROSS: At Harbour Place, Ardrossan, on Sabbath evening, aged sixty-seven years, Rev. Alexander Cross.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 OCTOBER 1820

NOTICE TO SHIPPERS – TO MALTA AND TRIESTE

The sailing of the first-class brig BARON ARDROSSAN has been postponed till Wednesday the 11th current.

For freight or passage apply to Campbell & Company here.

Glasgow, 6th October, 1820
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 OCTOBER 1843

FETES AT ARDROSSAN IN HONOUR OF THE BIRTHDAY OF THE EARL OF EGLINTON

The anniversary of the birthday of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton has always been celebrated with the utmost éclat at Ardrossan, of which his Lordship is the feudal superior.

This year, the occasion was observed with more than the usual enthusiasm. In order, as it were, to concentrate the respect and attachment entertained towards the Noble Earl by the inhabitants of the adjacent towns and villages, it was proposed to establish a series of amusements at Ardrossan, on his Lordship’s birthday, to be designated “The Twenty-ninth September Games.”

The first of these took place on Saturday last. According to the calendar, the fetes should have come off on Friday, but as this would have interfered with the Caledonian Hunt and Western Meeting at Ayr, it was agreed to defer them till the day succeeding.

The Earl and Countess of Eglinton, and a select party (among whom we observed Lord Glenlyon, the Duke of Montrose, Lord William Graham, Lord A. St. Maur, Lord and Lady Drumlanrig, Lord Henry Lennox, Lord and Lady Ernest Bruce, Mr. Pepys Corkerell and the Misses Corkerell, Mr. Little Gilmour of Inch, and Captain Montgomerie, R.N.) attended and witnessed the different sports.

These, we may mention, were conducted with great spirit, under the able management of Messrs A. Young, Porteous, Cunningham, Dr. Munro, etc.

Subjoined is an outline of the day’s amusements: -

A horse race in heats, open to all Ayrshire and Island of Arran, carrying each 10st. 7 lbs. Distance to be twice round the course, to be formed on the South sands, for a prize of five pounds to the first horse, one pound to the second.

1. Mr. Robert Hill’s (Saltcoats) – BLACK BOB.
2. Mr. Francis Wark’s (Largs) – PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
3. Mr. J. Orr’s (Ardrossan) – JAMIE.

Owing to the slippery state of the beach, on which the race was contested, JAMIIE fell in the first heat, but he was soon on his feet again, and made a determined effort to make up his leeway. The PRINCE OF DARKNESS, who appeared to have some of the spirit of his “illustrious” namesake, bolted into the sea in the second heat; but before he had run far, his mettle began to cool, and he was glad to yield to the direction of his rider. BLACK BOB, in consequence won in a canter.

A race for ponies, not exceeding 13½ hands high, carrying not less than 8st. each, open to all, for a prize of two pounds to the first pony, and ten shillings to the second.

1. Mr. John Craig’s (Craigton, Stewarton) – JENNY NETTLE.
2. Mr. William Nicol’s (Ardrossan) – GEORDIE.
3. Mr. P. Croker’s (Saltcoats) – JESS.

A trotting race, open to Ayrshire only, carrying not less that 11st. each. Distance four miles, for a prize of three pounds to the first horse, and one pound to the second.

1. Mr. J. Cochrane’s (Chapelhouse, Dunlop) – BETTY.
2. Mr. J. Neil’s (Ardneil, West Kilbride) – DAINTY.

This was an excellent race.

A boat race, for any boat or yawl not exceeding 30 feet over all, pulling four oars, for a prize of one pound ten shillings to the first boat, and ten shillings to the second. Distance two miles.

1. Mr. Fife’s (Ardrossan) – GEM.
2. Mr. Bannatyne’s Arran) – HIGHLAND LASSIE.
3. Mr. Fife’s (Ardrossan) – BESS.

A boat race, pulling two oars, not to exceed 13 feet over all, for a prize of one pound to the first, and five shillings to the second. Distance two miles.

1. Mr. Crawford Hogarth’s (Portencross, West Kilbride) – FRITS.
2. -----------------------------(Ardrossan) – FERRET.

Frits led all the way, and was never passed.

A sailing boat race, by boats not exceeding 30 feet over all, for a prize of one pound.

1. Mr. J. Malcolm’s (Portencross, West Kilbride) – LARK.
2. Mr. E. Malcom’s (Portencross, West Kilbride) - PUCK.
3. Mr. D. Jackson’s (Troon) – AGNES.
0. Mr. Robert Tyre’s (Ardrossan) – JEAN.
0. Mr. W. Gibbon’s (Troon) – TWO BROTHERS.
0. Mr. W. Jack’s (Ardrossan) – PILOT.
0. Mr. John Shearer’s (Ardrossan) - EGLINTON
0. Mr. Browne’s (Plymouth) – LYNBAR
0. Mr. John Wyllie’s (Saltcoats) – DAFFODIL
0. Mr. James Clark’s (Saltcoats) – THE PILOT.

The wind was blowing right ahead; and, as the distance was round the Horse Isle and back, it required considerable experience and dexterity to keep the crafts from running to leeward.

While this match was proceeding, other games were contested on the common that intervenes between the road and the sea-beach, at the extremity of the town; and as these brought the manly strength and vigour of different parishes into competition, the interest that prevailed was intense.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 OCTOBER 1877

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The ordinary monthly meeting of this board was held in Saltcoats Town Hall on Thursday night – Mr. James Fullerton presiding.

The Inspector intimated that he had written to Mr. Cook, clerk to the School Board, requesting that children who might be brought before the Justices under the Industrial and Reformatory Schools Act should not be dealt with till the board had been heard.

Mr. Cook had replied that the School Board wherever practicable would do so.

The Inspector reporter that Doctor Kinnear had visited the pauper lunatics at Arran.

The Appeal Courts were fixed conditionally for the last Thursday and Friday of November.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
7 OCTOBER 1867

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION

At Ardrossan, on Friday next, the 11th instant, the remarkably fast-sailing cutter “THOMAS HUGHES,” now lying at Ardrossan, about 14 tons, 45 feet overall, 12 feet beam, 6 feet 4/10th depth, supposed to carry about 30 tons, built for a yacht of oak, beech, red pine, and larch, regardless of expense. Is well adapted for a yacht or trawler, or any trade her size may suit, when fast sailing and a good sea boat is required. She is all ready for sea.

Sale to commence on board the vessel, at the breakwater, in front of Montgomerie Street, at one o’clock.

Robert Green, Auctioneer.
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