Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1889

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN ENSIGN SWIFTS v. HAMPDEN (MOUNT FLORIDA, GLASGOW)

On the ground of the former

Ensign Swifts, 4 goals; Hampden, 4 – a draw.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 FEBRUARY 1916

Died on service, Sub-Lieutenant MATTHEW DEAN GOODWIN, (22), HMS ARABIS – Theatre of war, at sea – son of Mr and Mrs Robert Boyd Goodwin, 68 Albert Drive, Crosshill, Glasgow.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Sub-Lieutenant MATTHEW D. GOODWIN, who was lost with HMS ARABIS, was a native of Ardrossan, being a son of Mr R. B. Goodwin, formerly of the town.

He was educated at Ardrossan Academy, and on leaving school was for a year in the office of Messrs A. & J. Guthrie, Ardrossan.

He commenced his apprenticeship at sea on the sailing ship GLENESK, his first voyage lasting two years and seven months. He completed his apprenticeship with the Clyde Shipping Company, on their steamer KALIBIA, and on receiving his certificate as second-mate entered the service of the Clan Line. He remained with the Clan Line till he received his first-mate’s ticket, and in September last year obtained a commission in the Navy.

The ARABIS was the second ship in the Navy he had served on, and he had only joined her seven weeks before she was lost.

Sub-Lieutenant Goodwin’s death is sincerely regretted in Ardrossan, where he was well-known and held in much esteem. He was a young man of fine character, and possessed gifts of heart and mind that would have carried him well forward in his profession. The country is sadly impoverished by the loss of promising young men like Mr Goodwin.

There is wide-spread sympathy for his sorrowing relatives.”

[HMS ARABIS was involved in a minesweeping exercise off the Dogger Bank during the night of 10th/11th February, 1916, when she was encountered by a flotilla of German destroyers. A brief action followed which lead to the torpedoing and sinking of the ARABIS with the loss of 56 of her crew.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1881

DEATH

STEWART: At Free Church Manse, Ardrossan on the 11th instant, aged 30, John Stewart (late of Calcutta), eldest son of the Rev. John Stewart.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1881

SCOTCH BANKRUPT – EXAMINATION

ARCHIBALD NICOL, spirit retailer, Harbour Street, Ardrossan – to be examined in the Sheriff Court House, Kilmarnock, 17th February, at twelve o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1889

SERIOUS ACCIDENT

An accident of a serious nature, and shrouded meantime in mystery, befell a lad named JAMES GLEN, 18 years of age, son of a labourer in Ardrossan.

The youth was employed at the new pier wall in course of construction at the docks, and feeling cold or tired overnight entered the shed which covers one of the large pumps on Montgomerie Pier. On a raised platform near the driving shaft he lay down and fell asleep.

Some lads about the works, it is said, put a cord round his feet, attaching it to part of the gearing of the pump. When the engineman began pumping, unaware of the presence of the boy, he was startled by cries, and at once stopped the pump.

The youth was caught by the shaft, his feet struck and went through the roof of the shed. His leg was broken, his arms terribly torn, and otherwise injured.

The boy can give no account of the affair. He was attended by Doctors Allan and Brown, and yesterday morning was sent off to Glasgow Infirmary.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1932

DEATH

GILLESPIE: Suddenly at 23 McKellar Avenue, Ardrossan, on 11th February, 1932, Mary Agnew, aged 15 years, beloved only daughter of George and Agnes Gillespie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1932

CONTRACT FOR ARDROSSAN

Tenders for building three barges considered by the Dublin Ports and Docks Board yesterday showed that those of the two Dublin companies were 70 per cent higher than those of sever British firms, even when the difference of 10 per cent in prices allowed in favour of home yards was taken into consideration.

The lowest British tender, £3756, by Ardrossan Dockyard, was accepted unanimously.

One Dublin tender for only two barges was £4295.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1871

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE – PUT INTO LAMLASH

MELBOURNE, (Longhurst), Ardrossan for New York; and
J. W. JONES, (Robbins), Ardrossan for New York.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1871

SABBATH SCHOOL SOIREE

The annual soiree of the children attending Ardrossan Free Church Sabbath school was held in the church on Friday night. There was a good attendance of members and children.

The Rev. John Stewart, the esteemed pastor of the church, occupied the chair, and delivered an appropriate address. The Rev. Messrs Hall, Beith, and Scott, Saltcoats, also addressed the meeting.

From a report read by Mr Craig, we learned that the school was in a very satisfactory condition.

The children were supplied with services of fruit, confections, etc.

Several hymns were sung during the proceedings and a pleasant evening was spent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1873

ORGAN MOVEMENT IN THE U.P. CHURCH – MANCHESTER

The congregation of Brunswick Street, Manchester, now making gratifying progress under the ministry of Rev. W. R. Murray, late of Ardrossan, have with entire unanimity resolved to introduce an organ into their beautiful church.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1874

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

Yesterday afternoon the usual monthly meeting was held – Provost Barr in the chair.

The clerk reported that he had instructed Mr Wallace to proceed with the repair of Saltcoats Public School, recently destroyed by fire, as quickly as possible.

The clerk read a communication from the Education Department, with reference to the Board’s application for a grant, asking for information with regard to the existing schools, which the clerk was instructed to supply.

With reference to the statement submitted by the Board to the Board of Education, it was reported that Dr. Taylor intended to visit Ardrossan next week.

A letter was read from Mr Kirkhope, secretary to the trustees of the Female Industrial School, offering to transfer that school to the Board, and it was agreed to accept the offer.

A statement of the Ardrossan officer was submitted, from which it appeared that there were 756 children in his district, 640 of whom were attending school. Of the remaining 116 one half were under four years of age.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1875

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

Assembled today at Waterside by Kilmarnock, and adjourned to Laigh Blackbyre.

THE EGLINTON CHAMPION COLLAR

Mr J. Mair’s MACGREGOR beat Mr D. Skeoch’s SURPRISE, and won.
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