Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1877

BIRTH

At the manse of Ardrossan, Saltcoats, on the 30th ultimo, the wife of the Rev. David E. McNab; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1878

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
The town was very quiet, and very little intoxication was observable. Rain began to fall in the afternoon, which had the effect of thinning the streets. The children attending the New Parish Church Sabbath School enjoyed their usual treat at mid-day, and there was a good turn-out of children with their parents and friends. The Rev. J. D. McCall, the pastor, presided, and in addressing the scholars explained that they had contributed the sum of £6 15s 0½d towards the support of an orphan at Saltcoats. Thereafter each of them received a service of cake and fruit, with a little book. A similar meeting was held in the Free Church.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1890

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN SEAFIELD v. LARGS THISTLE STROLLERS

Played at Largs

Results: - Seafield, 6 goals; Strollers, 3 goals.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1891

THE RAILWAY STRUGGLE

Of the situation on the Caledonian Railway the officials continue to take a hopeful view. A number of the drivers and firemen went in yesterday at Dundee, and there have also been accessions from the ranks of the men on strike at Ardrossan, Polmadie, and other places.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1891

MARRIAGE

BALLANTINE – WYLIE: At 1 Bute Place, Ardrossan, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. John McCall, John Ballantine, engineer, to Jessie, third daughter of the late Hugh Wylie, spirit merchant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1892

DEATH

HARVEY: At Alma Cottage, Ardrossan, on the 31st December, aged 43 years, James Harvey, shipping agent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1893

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Watchnight services were held by several local religious bodies on Saturday, and special sermons were preached in several of the churches yesterday.

During 1892 there was an increase of about 44,000 tons in the shipments of coal at the harbour compared with the previous year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1894

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
Watchnight services were held in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, at which there was a large attendance. One or two cannon shots announced the hour at midnight, and the shrill screaming of locomotive steam-whistles rang over the town. The morning broke bright and clear, and the earlier trains carried away many who visited to take advantage of the good weather and spend the New Year in the city. During the forenoon the streets were very busy but as the day wore on their aspect changed, and there were fewer people about than on an ordinary Saturday evening. The principal shops were closed, and also several public houses. Morning services for Sabbath school children, and the 5th Company of 1st Ayrshire and Galloway Artillery Volunteers had a carbine shooting competition amongst the members, whilst the local society of Good Templars held a soiree in the evening.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1871

CURLING
BELFAST v. ARDROSSAN

On Friday last, two rinks of the Ardrossan Castle Club crossed the channel, and met two rinks of the Belfast club on Seaview Pond, Belfast, when, after a very keen and well-contested game of twenty-five heads, the Irish curlers beat their Scottish brethren by 5 shots.

The ice was dull and watery.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1879

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The MARIA, Captain Anderson, from Ardrossan, with iron, has arrived at Falmouth, with boiler leaking.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JANUARY 1882

THE NEW YEAR

Ardrossan:
New Year’s Day falling on Sunday had a considerable effect in preventing the usual amount of “first footing.” Yesterday, however, though a great many people left per train, the streets had a very busy appearance, and a considerable amount of intoxication was observable.

The usual meeting of Sabbath-school children attending the Free Church was held in the church at 12 o’clock, when the children received their usual treat and were suitably addressed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JANUARY 1870

BIRTH

At the Manse of Ardrossan, on the 31st ultimo, the wife of the Rev. David E. McNab; a son.
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