Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
13 NOVEMBER 1873

ACCIDENT TO A CLYDE STEAMER

The CLARA, from Ardrossan to Bordeaux, with coals, has put into Kingstown windbound, and with the loss of foreyard and part of sails.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 NOVEMBER 1874

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

The market was well attended on Thursday.

There were 188 bolls wheat exposed, which sold as follows: -

10 at 21s;
38 at 20s;
19 at 19s 6d; and
40 at 19s 3d.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1870

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The LAND O’ CAKES, Ardrossan to Boston, has put into Kingstown, leaky.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1872

MARRIAGE

At 26 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, on the 12th instant, by the Rev. Archibald Fullarton, Cartsburn Parish, Greenock, brother of the bride, assisted by the Rev. William Millar, U.P. Church, Glengarnock, Mr Nicol, cashier, Glengarnock Iron Works, to Miss Jessie Fullarton, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1877

SHIPMASTER DROWNED

Yesterday morning about seven o’clock the body of a man was found in the dock at Ardrossan Harbour.

Deceased has been identified as HENRY EDWARDS, master of a Liverpool schooner. He went ashore on Thursday night last, when he was seen about eleven.

Deceased was about 40 years of age, unmarried.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1916

ARDROSSAN U.F. PRESBYTERY AND WAR SAVINGS

At a meeting of Ardrossan United Free Presbytery in St. John’s Hall, Ardrossan, yesterday, the Rev. W. D. M. Sutherland, Landsborough Church, Saltcoats, was appointed moderator.

A recommendation by a committee was moved by the Rev. J. Adamson, seconded by the Rev. W. Watson, that the Presbytery strongly recommend that War Savings Associations be formed in connection with every congregation and that ministers should bring the matter prominently to the attention of their congregations.

The Rev. Campbell Stephen, in moving an amendment that the Presbytery, without making any recommendation, invite sessions to take consideration of the matter, said that many people were finding it difficult enough to make a living at the present time, and he questioned the policy of the Presbytery making any such recommendation.

If the Presbytery recommended him to bring the matter before his congregation he would do so, but, personally, he would do nothing to assist in the prosecution of the war. As a Christian man he felt he should not do so. That was his interpretation, but he was quite willing that other individuals should interpret the matter in their own way.

Mr William Kerr said he was sorry to hear such an expression from one of their ministers. Wages at present were quite ample to allow of individuals lending their share financially to help finish the war, and it was the plain duty of everyone to help.

The recommendation was adopted, the Rev. Campbell Stephen entering his dissent.

Reports bore that for the first nine months of the year the contributions to the Foreign Mission within the Presbytery showed an increase of £40 5s 5d, to the Women’s Foreign Mission Fund an increase of £32 1s 7d, and to the Central Fund an increase of £71 14s 7d.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 NOVEMBER 1878

VESSEL SPOKEN

BELLAPORT, from Ardrossan for Rangoon, 35 days out, October 5, in latitude 2S, longitude 27 W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 NOVEMBER 1878

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM

The ship RED CROSS, of Greenock, left Ballinskelligs Bay, where she had been ashore, yesterday morning in tow of the Clyde Shipping Company’s tug steamer FLYING FOAM, for Ardrossan, where she will be docked for repairs.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 NOVEMBER 1878

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

There was a good attendance at the market on Thursday, and a strong demand for county wheat – 28 bolls wheat, 84 bolls oats, and 26 bolls barley were exposed for sale.

All the wheat sold at prices varying from 19s per boll to 21s. Oats sold at 19s per boll. Barley unsold.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1872

RAILWAY AND OTHER BILLS IN PARLIAMENT – ARDROSSAN DIRECT RAILWAY

The Ardrossan Direct Railway apply for leave to construct a line from the Beith branch of the Glasgow & Kilmarnock Joint Line to Ardrossan, with branches to the Glasgow & South-Western Railway near Kilwinning, and to Ardrossan Harbour, and also to construct a new pier and lines of rail at Ardrossan Harbour, as well as to widen and improve the existing northmost breakwater or pier there.

Power is also asked for the Caledonian Railway Company to contribute to and maintain and work the proposed undertaking, and to raise capital, and for traffic arrangements being made with the Caledonian and Glasgow & South-Western Companies and the Glasgow & Kilmarnock Joint Line Committee.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN INDEPENDENT CHURCH

The anniversary soiree in connection with this congregation was held in the Church on Monday evening – The Rev. Alexander Cross presiding.

The Chairman in his opening remarks, said that he had been connected with the Church as pastor for thirty years. They entered upon another year hopefully, and he hoped the course would be onward and upward.

Addresses were also delivered by Rev. Mr Brotchie, Greenock; Trenwith, Kilwinning; Bathgate, Kilmarnock; Ferguson, D.D., Glasgow; and Captain Smith.

The choir gave some excellent selections, and the Rev. Mr Trenwith sang several solos with much ability.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1877

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

There was an average attendance at the market on Thursday – 40 bolls wheat sold at 23s and 85 quarters barley at 13s 3d.
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