Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by John Donnelly » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 am

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The Ayrshire hounds will meet on Saturday the 24th March, at Ardeer Gate.
I remember seeing what I assumed was the Eglinton hunt at the cross-roads at the very top of Hayocks Road around 1950.
I would have been 7 or 8. I've never heard of the Ayrshire hounds.

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:55 pm

John Donnelly wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 am
Penny Tray wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:58 am

The Ayrshire hounds will meet on Saturday the 24th March, at Ardeer Gate.
I remember seeing what I assumed was the Eglinton hunt at the cross-roads at the very top of Hayocks Road around 1950.
I would have been 7 or 8. I've never heard of the Ayrshire hounds.

JD.
JD,

I see an 1840 reference under the heading THE AYRSHIRE FOXHOUNDS, which says - These hounds are managed by John Campbell, Esquire, of Sornbeg (Galston), and subscribed to by a few gallant sportsmen of the county...…….This fine pack consists of twenty couples, of good height and symmetry, with straight legs, deep chests, and heads well carried...…….At the meets are frequently seen the friend and generous patron of sport, Lord Eglinton.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by John Donnelly » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 pm

Thanks PT. As we keep saying, 'every day is a school day' - especially on TTT's. JD.

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1864

BIRTH

At New Street, Stevenston, on the 21st instant, the wife of John Ross; a daughter.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:05 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1903

FOOTBALL
ARDEER THISTLE v. VALE OF CLYDE
At Stevenston


Result: - Ardeer, 2; Vale of Clyde, 0.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1874

DEATH

At Ardeer Iron Works, Stevenston, on the 21st instant, in her 16th year, Maggie, eldest daughter of John Morrison, and granddaughter of the late James Orr, farmer, Lochridge, Kilbirnie.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:27 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1874

THE DISPUTE IN THE MINING TRADE

Ayrshire:
The position of matters in the northern district of Ayrshire still remains much the same as at the close of last week.

At a meeting held in Stevenston on Saturday night, at which the sliding scale proposed by Mr. Ferrie was considered. It was unanimously agreed to adopt it, and to ask the employers to consider it as a basis for the future regulation of wages.

Deputations waited upon the various managers, lodged a copy of the scale, and asked that an answer be returned as early as possible.

The men in the pits belonging to the ironmasters are all idle, and yesterday morning the men employed in the Auchenharvie pit also came out on strike. It seems that in this colliery the miners have been paid 6d a day higher than those engaged in other pits, and the reduction intimated on Saturday was 20 per cent, with this 6d additional making in all about 2/3d per day less that they have been receiving.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:29 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 MARCH 1902

FOOTBALL – INTER-COUNTY JUVENILE MATCH
LANARKSHIRE v. AYRSHIRE
At Stevenston


Result: - Ayrshire, 3; Lanarkshire, 1.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1879

BIRTH

ANDERSON: March, 23rd, at Kerelaw, Stevenston, Ayrshire, the wife of William Anderson; a daughter.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:08 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1901

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE CUP FINAL
AYR v. STEVENSTON THISTLE


The final for the Ayrshire Cup took place on Saturday at Rugby Park, Kilmarnock, between Ayr and Stevenston Thistle.

A hard game resulted in a draw of 1 goal each.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1900

LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION – STEVENSTON

Under the auspices of the above association a public meeting was held in the Unionist Club hall on Friday night. Mr. William Kerr presided, and said they had met at a time of great interest to the people of Stevenston, who had so many friends and relations in South Africa fighting their country’s battles, and they were to hear and see something about South Africa and the Transvaal.

He hoped the war would soon be at an end, and that a firm policy would be pursued by the British Government in making terms for the future of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

Mr. Kerr then introduced Mr. Thomas Hurst, of the West of Scotland Liberal Unionist Association, who delivered a lecture “Through Africa.” The lecture was admirably illustrated by a fine series of lime-light views. Portraits of the men who are at the front and making the history of Africa were shown, and met with a hearty reception.

At the close of the lecture, which was listened to with great interest, a vote of thanks was given to the lecturer and chairman.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:24 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1874

THE DISPUTE IN THE MINING TRADE

The miners at Auchnharvie colliery settled with their employers, Messrs Kenneth and Whitfield, yesterday, and resume work at 7s per day for the standard darg, being a reduction of 2s per day, or fully 22 per cent.

The miners at Ardeer Works of Messrs Merry & Cuninghame still continue out. Some of them went to the manager yesterday, wishing to withdraw their graith from the pits. It was reported in Herald of yesterday that this work was represented in the conference at Kilmarnock on Tuesday.

The Secretary of the Miners' Association has requested our correspondent to state that this is incorrect, that the Stevenston miners did not hear of the meeting at Kilmarnock, were therefore not represented there, and that they are resolved to abide by the decision of the Glasgow conference on Monday.
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