Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:15 am

GLASGOW HERALD
4 JANUARY 1871

VESSEL SPOKEN

CARMEL, from Ardrossan for New York, December 14, in latitude 41N, longitude 72W.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JANUARY 1879

THE DISTRESS IN THE COUNTRY

Ardrossan:
The committee in charge of the soup kitchen are having their efforts ably seconded by several ladies in the town, who take turns three times a week in the management of the kitchen.

About 60 people are being supplied with soup each day the kitchen is open, and this advantage will doubtless prove a great boon to many poor people.

The farmers and merchants are kindly supplying vegetables and other commodities necessary for carrying on the work.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Sarkozy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:04 pm

Hello, I was recently going through my family materials again and rediscovered a picture of a Wm H Boa, from 16 May 1916. It was taken on Erie Beach, Chatham, Ontario. He was friends with my great uncle Donald Stewart Maynard and this picture of Mr Boa has always been in the materials that my grandmother gave me. As it turns out, my uncle was also killed in the war, just weeks before the armistice.

Attached/imbedded here is the picture of Wm H Boa with the description on the reverse. I was hoping that there might be a family member still in the area that would like the photo or that I could send it to a local museum or something Any guidance would be most welcome.

All the best and happy new year,
Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
3 OCTOBER 1917


Died on service, Lance Corporal WILLIAM HAMILTON BOA, (31), 19th Battalion Canadian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Peter and Elizabeth Rodger Boa, 184 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official word has been received by Mr Peter Boa, 184 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, that his son, Lance Corporal William H. Boa, Canadians, has been killed in action.

Lance Corporal Boa, who was 31 years of age, was a native of Ardrossan, and received his education at Eglinton and Saltcoats Public Schools. He served his time as a plumber with Mr John Lambert, Ardrossan, and afterwards went to Messrs Brown, Clydebank.

About nine years ago he went to Canada, settling first in Hamilton, Ontario, and latterly starting a business in partnership under the name of Black and Boa, in Chatham, Ontario.”


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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JANUARY 1875

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Waterford, January 4 – The ZEUS, brigantine, Captain Wall, from Lisbon to Ardrossan, with iron ore, is a total wreck near Tramore, mate lost.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JANUARY 1876

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL

The ordinary monthly meeting of Council was held on Monday evening – Provost Barr in the chair.

It was reported that the Council had accepted the offer of the Gas Company to supply gas, light, and clean the street lamps for the sum of 14s each per annum.

The treasurer’s books and accounts were examined and found correct.

The meeting then sat as the Local Authority, when the sanitary inspector reported the town in good order.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:42 am

GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1870

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Newry, January 1 – The ELIZA, which arrived here yesterday from Rouen, with loss of boats, bulwarks, etc., had been in collision in the river with the AMPHION, from Ardrossan to this port.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1871

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Cardiff, January 4 – The brigantine HARRY HERBERT, from Newport to Ardrossan, went ashore on the Wolf Rock this morning and remained until this afternoon’s tide, when she floated off. The captain says she makes no water, and he intends proceeding on his voyage.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1873

WRECK OF AN ARDROSSAN SHIP AND SUPPOSED LOSS OF LIFE

The following telegrams have reached us through Lloyd’s Agency: -

Cowes, January 4 – The brig VALID, of Ardrossan, is ashore on Rocken End, south coast, off the Isle of Wight. The crew are afloat in their boats. It is blowing a hurricane from S.S.W. The brig is supposed to be light. We render what assistance is practicable.

St. Catherine’s Point, January 4 – The brig VALID, of Ardrossan, is ashore near Rocken End, and breaking up fast. The crew took to their boats, and it is feared all have perished. There is a very heavy sea on.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1877

ARDROSSAN PAROCHIAL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this board was held in the Saltcoats Town Hall on Thursday evening – Mr James Fullerton presiding.

The Chairman referred to the work accomplished during the year, to the good attendance at the meetings, and the harmony which attended their deliberations.

In speaking of the extra and really good work done during the year, the Chairman said they were likely soon to be admitted partners in the Cunninghame Combination Poorhouse; that the new hospital had been finished, furnished, paid for, and been occupied by keepers and patients.

The sanitary operations had been more energetically carried on, and with beneficial results.

A movement for the relief and benefit of the unemployed had been successfully organised and carried out, whereby a guarantee fund of £400 was subscribed and 25 heads of families kept in constant work.

The assessment for the current year had been reduced one-fourth, and there was every reason to believe that the same reduction would be made next year.

There was still £300 in the bank, as well as £2000 of the current year’s assessment, including £750 for the school rate, and altogether they had great reason to congratulate themselves.

The collector reported that the greater part of the assessment had been collected, and was instructed to proceed against parties who had not paid.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1877

ARDROSSAN EPISCOPAL CHURCH

The scholars attending the Episcopal Church Sunday School were entertained to an excellent tea in the Orange Hall on Thursday evening.

In the course of the evening, interesting addresses were delivered to the children by the Rev. George Lakeman and Mr J. O. Mitchell, Glasgow, the latter of whom provided the good things enjoyed by the children.

A number of prizes and presents were distributed to the little ones, who enjoyed themselves greatly.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
6 JANUARY 1877

VESSEL SPOKEN

CITY OF CALCUTTA, from Ardrossan to San Francisco, November 12, in latitude 57S, longitude 66 12W.
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