Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1870

VESSEL SPOKEN

SEBRAS MOSES, barque, from Ardrossan for Providence, 18 days out, in latitude 39N, longitude 16 10W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1871

VESSELS SPOKEN

GEORGE PEABODY, from Ardrossan to South West Pass, October 13, in latitude 25N, longitude 34W.

ZIMI, from Ardrossan for New Orleans, November 5, in latitude 46N, longitude 15W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1874

THE WRECK OF THE CHUSAN

Yesterday morning, the body of a coloured seaman was found on rocks at the Inches, Ardrossan, close to the spot where the others were found on Saturday.

The body was interred in Ardrossan Cemetery in the course of the forenoon. It is the ninth body which has been washed ashore since the CHUSAN was wrecked.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1874

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN F.C. v. FIRST DERBY


A match between the above clubs was played on Saturday last on the ground of the latter, resulting in favour of the Ardrossan team by one goal and two tries to one try.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1875

ARDROSSAN INDEPENDENT CONGREGATION

The members and friends of the Independent Church, Ardrossan, celebrated their 29th anniversary by a soiree, which took place in the church on Monday evening. The building was completely filled.

The chair was occupied by the Rev. Alexander Cross, the esteemed pastor of the church, who, after tea, delivered and excellent address in the course of which he reviewed the many changes which had occurred during his pastorate.

Interesting addresses were subsequently delivered by the Rev. Messrs Alexander Davidson, Greenock; Trenwith, Kilwinning; J. McIldowie, Ayr; and Rev. Robert Hood, Glasgow.

Some excellent pieces of music were rendered by the church choir.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1875

DEATH

At Seafield Cottage, Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats, on the 15th instant, Jane, daughter of the late Mr William Porter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1875

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Queenstown, November 16 – The Velada, Captain Kidd, with coal, from Ardrossan to Cardenas, has arrived here with loss of stanchions, bulwarks, boats, and sundry other damage.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

At this market on Thursday there was an average attendance, though the business done was on a limited scale. The stock in market was small and there were few buyers.

Upwards of 80 bolls wheat sold at 21s. Oatmeal sold for 48s per load, and 4 quarters oats sold at 22s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1879

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the past week: -

Coastwise, 1605 tons; Foreign, 1160 tons; Total, 2765 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1886

ARDROSSAN HARBOUR EXTENSIONS AND CONTRACT No. 1

The directors of Ardrossan Harbour Company are prepared to receive tenders for the construction of a wet dock (about 9½ acres), outer tidal basin (about 4¾ acres), entrance channel (including soft and rock dredgings), breakwater, quay walls, and other works.

The drawings and specifications may be seen at the office of John Strain, M. Inst. C.E., 154 West George Street, Glasgow, on and after 24 November.

Copies of specifications and duplicate copies of tender and schedule may be obtained from the engineer, on payment of three guineas (which sum will not be returned).

An assistant engineer will be at Ardrossan Station on Thursday, 2nd December, at 9.50 a.m., to point out to contractors the site of the proposed works.

The successful contractors shall pay the cost of the schedule measurements.

Sealed tenders, addressed to the Engineer, and marked “Tender Ardrossan Harbour Extension Contract No. 1” must be lodged with him on or before Monday, 20 December, 1886.

The directors do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1886

ARDROSSAN INDEPENDENT CHURCH

The anniversary soiree of the Independent Church was held on Monday night, the church being quite filled. The Rev. Alexander Cross, the respected pastor, presided, and delivered an excellent opening speech, in the course of which he stated that it was exactly forty years since he was ordained as minister of the church, and of the five ministers who took part in the services on that occasion only Principal Morrison remained. Only about a dozen of the members of the congregation remained – all the others had gone.

Interesting addresses were delivered by Rev. Mr Hood, Glasgow; Captain Brotchie, Greenock; Rev. Mr Greenhill, Saltcoats; Rev. Mr McRoberts, Dreghorn; and Rev. Mr Russell, Kilwinning; while the choir sang several pieces.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 NOVEMBER 1871

DEATH

At Little Busby, Ardrossan, on the 16th instant, Mr Hugh Baillie, aged 62 years.
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