Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
7 OCTOBER 1868

BIRTH

At Ardrossan, on the 6th instant, Mrs. Hugh Beckett, of 11 Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 OCTOBER 1869

MARRIAGE

At Park House, Ayr, on the 6th instant, by the Rev. John Robertson, the Rev. Thomas Gilchrist, Original Secession minister, Kirkintilloch, to Martha, daughter of John Barclay, Ardrossan.
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Post by Hughie » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:04 pm

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
October 8, 1909

Ardrossan Castle Curling Club

The annual general meeting of the above club was held in the Railway Hotel on Wednesday evening last. Treasurer's report showed a balance of £21 9s 2d. Office-bearers were elected as follows:- President, Alax, Wood; vice presidents, J. B. Chrystie and J. Crawford ; committee, G. O. Baird, W Craig, R. Torrance, W. Brown, D. Gemmell, D. B. Haining, A. Wallace, J. Tyre, W. Gardner, and J. Watson; skips, J. Crawford, W. Brown, W. Craig. R. Torrance, D. B. Haining, G. O. Baird, A. Copland, and W. Bryce; auditors, J. A. Crawford and James Jarvie; secretary and treasurer, W. Bryce.

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GLASGOW HERALD
8 OCTOBER 1877

TRADE REPORT

The following is the shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the past week: -

Coastwise, 885 tons; Foreign, 425 tons; Total, 1310 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 OCTOBER 1879

DEATH

MERCER: At 29 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 6th instant, Hugh Smyth Mercer, late of H.E.I.C.S.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1872

SHIPPING CASUALTY

BELFAST, OCTOBER 7: The CLARA, from Ardrossan to Dublin, with coals, is ashore on Ballyguin Point, and is reported likely to become a wreck.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1874

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

This market was well attended on Thursday, 50 bolls wheat and 20 bolls oatmeal being exposed, which sold as under: –

21 bolls wheat sold at 20s and 14 at 19s 6d, and 20 bolls oatmeal at 18s 6d.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1877

STRANDING OF AN ARDROSSAN SCHOONER

The schooner reported yesterday as having stranded on the afternoon of Sunday near to Campbeltown is the GRACE WALLACE, of Ardrossan, from Glasgow with coal. She is now making a good deal of water; but, as the weather keeps fine, hopes are entertained that she will be got off by discharging cargo.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1878

ARDROSSAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS

This body met on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

From the minutes of a meeting held on the 30th ultimo it appeared that the Commissioners had decided to apply the balance of assessment levied under the Burgh Act to paying off the debt on the Town Buildings; and also agreed to obtain a loan from the Bank of Scotland, to be guaranteed by the commissioners as individuals, to pay off the whole debt on these buildings.

The police assessment was fixed at 10d per £1, and the partially exempted area of the burgh at 4d per £1.

The minutes were agreed to.

It was reported that all the owners of property who had been notified to repair the pavements were about to comply, with the exception of Mr. Stewart, factor to Lord Eglinton, who declined, on the ground that he had examined the pavement opposite the Pavilion and saw no necessity for the repairs.

The Provost remarked that he was sorry Mr. Stewart should have written such a letter. The Earl of Eglinton was anxious to see the town kept respectable, and from the many favour he had got from his Lordship he (the Provost) would send a man to get the work done at his own expense, and have no more correspondence with Mr. Stewart on the subject.

Three additional lamps were ordered to be erected at the South Crescent, and three or four in Eglinton Street.

Plans for a proposed erection for drying and preserving the fire-engine hose were remitted to a committee.

It was agreed to take in offers and proceed with the erection of a building in which to store the water-cart.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1873

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The Board met yesterday – Provost Barr presiding.

The estimate of Mr. Alexander Armour, joiner, Saltcoats, for temporary additions to Ardrossan School, amounting to £114 7s 11d, was accepted, Mr. Thomson, manager to Barr & Shearer, being appointed inspector of works.

The Board examined a number of plans for proposed new school at Saltcoats. The plan of Mr. Alexander Adamson, Glasgow, costing £2800, was accepted.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1876

VESSEL SPOKEN

CAPE HORN, from Ardrossan to San Francisco, August 20, in latitude 20S, longitude 36W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1881

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN SEAFIELD v. KILMARNOCK ATHLETIC
Played at the ground of the former, Clutha Park.


The Athletic, in remarkably quick time, registered the first goal. After 25 minutes work, in which several good movements were effected on both sides, the home team scored their first goal, followed by a second, which was disputed. Before half-time was called Seafield scored their third goal.

In the second-half the Athletic registered another two goals, the game thus terminating in favour of the strangers by three goals to two and one disputed.
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