Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1876

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

The monthly meeting was held on Friday – Mr William Lockhart in the chair. There was a large attendance.

Mr Lockhart was re-elected chairman of the board for the ensuing year.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 JUNE 1877

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

This board met in the Old Parish Church on Friday – Mr William Lockhart, of Mayfield, in the chair.

A committee was appointed to examine into the state of the new burying ground, and to report to next meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JUNE 1881

STEVENSTON – PIT ACCIDENT

Two boys, aged about 14 years, named Deerie and Walsh, met with a serious accident on Saturday at No. 5 Pit, worked by Messrs Merry & Cuninghame.

They were employed at the Braefoot with the hutches, when a chain snapped, and eight hutches filled with coals ran over them, injuring both lads severely.

They were conveyed home, where they are receiving medical attention.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JUNE 1898

RECKLESS DISCHARGE OF CARTRIDGES AT STEVENSTON

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court - before Sheriff Hall - JOHN NORWOOD, Brusher, and JOHN EDMONDS, Engine Driver, Ardeer Square, Stevenston, were charged with having between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. on the 24th and 25th May, celebrated the Queen's birthday by recklessly discharging several blasting cartridges, whereby a number of panes of glass were shattered.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JUNE 1876

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of this Board took place on Tuesday – Mr Lockhart in the chair.

An abstract of the receipts and expenses of the Board for the year ended 14th May last, was submitted.

An estimate of the expenditure for the year from 15th May, 1876, till 14th May, 1877, was also submitted, and after careful consideration, the meeting unanimously agreed to certify to the Parochial Board that £608 would be required to meet the deficiency in the school fund.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
8 JUNE 1918

Died on service, Private HAROLD BARRY, Service No. 39407, 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Burnley Lancashire; enlisted at Stevenston; son of Jeremiah and Eda Barry, 3 Springhill Road, Burnley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JUNE 1882

FATAL EXPLOSION AT THE ARDEER WORKS

About eight o’clock yesterday morning the inhabitants of Irvine and district were alarmed by a serious explosion at the dynamite works of Nobel’s Explosives Company, situated near Stevenston, and about two miles from Irvine.

Several people in Irvine who saw the catastrophe in the distance say that a large flame was observed to shoot up from the neighbourhood of the works, followed by a cloud of smoke, and a few seconds after there was a violent concussion which shook the houses in the most distant parts of the town, caused the doors to slam, and the glass in windows to vibrate.

Inquiry elicited the fact that the explosion occurred in one of the small storehouses, in which there are in all about 50 at the company’s works. In this house was stored 5 cwt. of dynamite, and several phials of nitro-glycerine.

The place was under the charge, at the time, of a man named PETER HUGHES, and it is supposed from the nature of his duties that he had been handling one of the phials when it fell, and the dynamite exploded.

The storehouse was blown to atoms, and all that could be found of Hughes was easily contained in a small wooden box.

The explosion was felt at Ardrossan, Troon, and Dreghorn.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JUNE 1893

STEVENSTON - FATAL RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT

HUGH DAVIDSON, Engineman, who was severely injured at the "DIP ENGINE" while oiling the crank, died at the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, on Thursday. He was 48 years of age.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JUNE 1892

STEVENSTON - HOUSE BURNED DOWN

About six o'clock yesterday evening a thatch house in Townhead was discovered to be on fire. The building was consumed, nothing being left but the walls. The tenants saved their furniture.

The cottage belonged to Mr Gibson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JUNE 1897

ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday EDWARD WELSH, labourer, Townhead Street, Stevenston, was convicted of having, on the 5th instant, assaulted the wife of an iron moulder there, and having been previously convicted he was fine £3, or 30 days imprisonment.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
13 JUNE 1915

Died on service, Lance Corporal FRANCIS HARCOURT LEES, Service No. 10632, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born in Glasgow; enlisted at Paisley; resident of Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JUNE 1910

STEVENSTON FATAL ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday WILLIAM JOHN McCALLUM, labourer, Balfour Buildings, Lundholm Road, Stevenston, emitted a declaration before Sheriff McKenzie on a serious charge.

It is alleged that on Saturday afternoon he struck his wife, MARY BURNS SAMSON or McCALLUM three blows on the back of the head, as the result of which she died several hours afterwards.

The accused, it is understood, declined to make any statement regarding the circumstances. He is 55 years of age and an old soldier.

He was committed to prison pending further inquiries.
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