Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
21 APRIL 1871

STEVENSTON PARISH – CENSUS

Through the courtesy of Mr Dickie, registrar, we are enabled to give the census returns for this parish, which include the village of Stevenston and part of the town of Saltcoats.

LANDWARD DISTRICT
1871 – Males, 129; Females, 152; Total, 281.
1861 - Males, 172; Females, 179, Total, 351.
Decrease, 70.

STEVENSTON VILLAGE
1871 – Males, 1577; Females, 1533; Total, 3110.
1861 – Males, 1793; Females, 1682; Total, 3475.
Decrease, 365.


SALTCOATS DISTRICT
1871 – Males, 748; Females, 876; Total, 1624.
1861 – Males, 723; Females, 903; Total, 1626.
Decrease, 2.

TOTALS OF PARISH
1871 – Males, 2454; Females, 2561; Total, 5015.
1861 - Males, 2688; Females, 2764, Total, 5452.
Decrease, 437.

CHILDREN FROM 5 TO 12 AT SCHOOL
1871 – 763.
1861 – 778.
Decrease, 15.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 APRIL 1905

THE NEW JOINT SMALLPOX HOSPITAL FOR AYRSHIRE

The new joint smallpox hospital which is being erected near Kilwinning for the Northern District of the County Council and the authorities of Irvine, Kilwinning, Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Largs, and Stevenston, is to cost £3600 without equipment.

The buildings which are being erected to plans by Messrs J. & J. Armour, Irvine, will consist of the (1) administrative department, (2) ward block, and (3) offices.

The whole buildings are to be of brick, with roughcast, and there are facilities for proper drainage, water supply, and lighting.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
22 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private ROBERT HAMILL, (29), Service No. 10898, 11th Battalion Essex Regiment – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; husband of Hannah Elizabeth Hamill, later Hannah Elizabeth Palin, Essex.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private WILLIAM HAMILL, Service No. 10660, Essex Regiment – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; son of Mrs J. Hamill, Springhouse, Corringham Hope, Essex.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
23 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private JAMES SCOTT, 1/4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Palestine – husband of Mrs Annie Scott, 60 Ardeer Square, Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 APRIL 1872

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON FARMERS’ SOCIETY

The exhibition in connection with this society was held in Kilwinning yesterday, in a field at Union Place, possessed by Mr James Hendrie.

The day being fine during the exhibition, the turnout of farmers and others taking an interest was much larger than on former years.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1900

BIRTH

SINCLAIR: At Abington, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 23rd instant, Mrs George Sinclair, Ardeer Store; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 APRIL 1902

REPORT ON THE EXPLOSION AT ARDEER

The report on the explosion of nitro-glycerine which occurred in one of the washing houses of the factory of Nobel’s Explosives Company at Ardeer, near Stevenston, on the 9th of January, which was made to the Home Secretary, is issued in a blue-book.

Captain J. H. Thomson, Chief Inspector of Explosives, goes carefully and minutely into all the probably causes that might have led to the accident. He points out that John Howie’s character as an experienced and careful man renders it improbable that he was guilty of any reckless act, such as smoking, or of any gross negligence or carelessness. The probability is that Howie was engaged in the operation of skimming and it was somewhat in connection with this operation that the accident occurred.

Finally, Captain Thomson attaches no blame to either the company or the deceased man. He adds that there is one lesson from the accident – namely, the danger arising from the use of skimmers with long metal handles.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 APRIL 1878

CRIMINAL ASSAULT

A man named SOLOMON BLACK, a tramp labourer, has been committed to Kilmarnock Prison on a charge of criminally assaulting a child named Margaret Stewart, aged seven years, belonging to Stevenston.

It is alleged that Black, who had been lodging in the same house as the girl and her mother, had taken the child out on a recent Sunday afternoon with the object of gathering flowers in the neighbourhood, and had outraged her.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 APRIL 1878

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON CATTLE SHOW

This annual cattle show was held in a field at Oxenward, Kilwinning, on Wednesday, under favourable weather conditions.

There was large turnout and considerable interest was manifested in the proceedings.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 APRIL 1901

STEVENSTON UNITED FREE CHURCH

A meeting of the congregation of the Stevenston United Free Church was held on Wednesday night to appoint a minister to the pastorate, caused through the removal of Rev. John Livingston to Aberdeen.

Rev. Charles Lamont, Saltcoats, was moderator.

The names of two candidates were submitted, and on a vote being taken Rev. M. Miller, of St. Enoch’s United Free Church, Glasgow, had a majority of the votes.

The minority agreed to the proposal to give a unanimous call to Mr Miller, and a deputation was appointed to appear before the Ardrossan Presbytery with this object in view.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 APRIL 1917

Died on service, Private DAVID A. McGINIGLE, Service No. 25078, 10th Battalion Cameronians – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston.
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