Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:47 am

GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1884

ACCIDENT

On Wednesday night Captain Fullerton, Saltcoats, while engaged superintending the loading of cargo of railway sleepers on board the ship INCH MURREN, was stepping off the ladder in the ‘tween decks, fell through an open hatch which had stupidly been left uncovered.

He fell into the forehold, a distance of 10 feet and sustained serious injuries on the head, but we are glad to learn he is progressing favourably.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1884

ACCIDENT

Yesterday morning an accident occurred at Ardrossan Harbour.

While a goods guard named ALEXANDER AULD, residing in Harbour Place, was engaged shunting some waggons near the berth of the Belfast steamer, one of the waggons unexpectedly left the rails, and Auld was caught by the buffer and jammed against the side of another waggon. One of his legs was broken.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1887

FOOTBALL
ENSIGN (ARDROSSAN) v. EVENING NEWS (GLASGOW)
Played at Ardrossan


The home team won by 9 goals to 0.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1907

TWO LIVES LOST IN LAMLASH BAY

There seems little doubt that JOHN McNICOL and NEIL STEWART, of the smack JANET McNICOL, of Ardrossan, have been drowned off the Holy Isle.

Their vessel entered Lamlash Bay for shelter on Tuesday, and the two men, who are natives of Corriegills, Brodick, in the course of the afternoon went ashore to assist the farmer on the Holy Isle. They returned on board shortly after dark, and yesterday it was found that the smack had been sunk during the night by the steamer GLENTOWER, of Belfast.

The smack had no lights visible.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:52 am

GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1908

Sir,

ARDROSSAN FOG HORN

As a shipmaster who has occasionally to be in Ardrossan, I would like your permission to draw attention to a matter of interest to seafaring people. The fog horn at present in use at that port, in addition to giving a very weak sound, is surely placed in the least effective part of the harbour. There is little doubt that if it were moved to a position adjacent to the lighthouse at the south side it would be of more service, and also in dark weather it would be a safe guide to the entrance of the harbour.

The Troon fog horn is much more effective, and the opinion is pretty general that a horn of the same quality would be an acquisition to the port of Ardrossan.

I am etc.,
SHIPMASTER.
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Post by Meg » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:44 am

Penny Tray wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:52 am
GLASGOW HERALD
10 OCTOBER 1908

Sir,

ARDROSSAN FOG HORN

As a shipmaster who has occasionally to be in Ardrossan, I would like your permission to draw attention to a matter of interest to seafaring people. The fog horn at present in use at that port, in addition to giving a very weak sound, is surely placed in the least effective part of the harbour. There is little doubt that if it were moved to a position adjacent to the lighthouse at the south side it would be of more service, and also in dark weather it would be a safe guide to the entrance of the harbour.
It’s one of my childhood memories, lying in bed and listening to the foghorn on a winter’s night - that was in Clyde Terrace so they must have improved the volume and position by then :wink:

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 OCTOBER 1871

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Belfast, October 10: The barque HOWARD (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia), Captain Shaw, from Ardrossan to Philadelphia, with pig iron, has put in here leaky.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 OCTOBER 1875

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

The adjourned meeting was held on Friday evening – Provost Barr in the chair.

On the motion of the Chairman, it was agreed to issue notices cautioning parties against laying down wrack opposite Montgomerie Street and North Crescent.

The names of retiring members were intimated by the Clerk, viz.: Bailie Currie, Councillors Fullerton and Guthrie.

It was remitted to the Works Committee to arrange as to some repairs to the Town’s House.

The Provost gave notice of a motion that parties should be summoned before the Magistrates who swept refuse and rubbish on to the streets.

The Council afterwards sat as the Local Authority.

The Officer reported the health of the town to be very satisfactory.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 OCTOBER 1878

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

From early morn till the despatch of our parcel rain has fallen incessantly, and when we mention that a cold nipping wind prevailed it will be easily understood that spectators were far from enjoying themselves at the opening of the proceedings of the Ardrossan Club.

Hares were rather scarce owing to the boisterous weather, but nearly all the trials were splendid.

The Eglinton St. Leger and the Ardrossan Castle Stakes were contested.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 OCTOBER 1879

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

At this week’s market the attendance on Friday was small, and business limited – 80 bolls new wheat, samples of oats, barley, and rye were in the market – 20 bolls wheat sold at 20s per boll.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
12 OCTOBER 1812

GLASGOW, PAISLEY & ARDROSSAN CANAL – NOTICE

On Thursday the 8th of October, 1812, the following new regulations, as to the running of the passage boats will commence.

A boat will start from Port Eglinton, at 10 o’clock forenoon, and pass through Paisley for Johnstone, at 12.

The same boat will leave Johnstone, at 4 o’clock afternoon, and start from Paisley for Port Eglinton, at 5.

Another boat will start from Johnstone, at 9 o’clock morning, and leave Paisley for Port Eglinton, at 10 – start again from Port Eglinton, at 4 afternoon, and pass through Paisley for Johnstone, at 6.

On Wednesday only, an extra boat will start from Paisley for Port Eglinton at 9 o’clock morning, and from Port Eglinton for Paisley, at 5 afternoon.

FARES

Betwixt Port Eglinton and Paisley – First cabin, 1s; second cabin, 8d.

Betwixt Port Eglinton and Johnstone, First cabin, 1s 6d; second cabin, 1s.

Betwixt Paisley and Johnstone, First Cabin, 6d; second cabin, 4d.

Intermediate distances to be paid for as in the way bill.

The above arrangement to continue till stopped by frost or advertisement gives.

CANAL OFFICE, PAISLEY
21 SEPTEMBER, 1812
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
12 OCTOBER 1818

ARRIVALS AND IMPORTS AT PORT GLASGOW

BARON ARDROSSAN, from St. John’s, New Brunswick, with pine timber, pine planks, lathwood, spars, to J. Bryce & Company.
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