Try our latest Quiz See here.

Stevenston - On This Day In History

Published stories from each town's past.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 SEPTEMBER 1916

Died of wounds received in action, Private DAVID MOORE, (31), 4th Battalion Canadian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – husband of Mrs Moore and a family of three in Canada; son of Mr and Mrs Moore, 98 Ardeer Square, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Official intimation has been received by Mr and Mrs Moore, 98 Ardeer Square, Stevenston, that their son David, who joined at the outbreak of war a Canadian Infantry Battalion, has died of wounds received in action on the 19th September.

He went to Canada 5½ years ago, and was employed by the Canadian Steel Plant, Hamilton, Ontario. He was 31 years of age, married and leaves a widow and three of a family.

Mr and Mrs Moore have other three sons on service: James, wounded in Egypt; Matthew in Salonica; and John in England.

His death is the first break in a family of eleven children, and our sympathies go out to the bereaved relatives.”
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 SEPTEMBER 1917

Died on service, Lance Corporal JAMES ANDERSON WALLACE, (19), Service No. 23344, 12th Battalion Royal Scots – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Robert and Agnes Wallace, 15 Limekiln Road, Stevenston, and brother of Robert, David, William, Adam, Joseph, and Nellie.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Private James Wallace, Royal Scots, son of Mr Robert Wallace, Limekiln Road, Stevenston, has been wounded in action in France. We hope that his injuries are slight, and that he will have a speedy recovery.”

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“After being wounded twice Lance Corporal James Wallace, Royal Scots, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Wallace, Limekiln Road, Stevenston, has now numbered amongst those who have fought and fallen.

He was a quiet and unassuming lad of 19 years, and his parents and family have our sincere sympathy.”
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

CASUALTY OF WAR
19 SEPTEMBER 1918

Died on service, Private ALBERT LONGBOTTOM, Service No. 47718, 8th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Burnley, Lancashire; enlisted at Ayr; resident of Stevenston.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

CASUALTY OF WAR
20 SEPTEMBER 1917

Died on service, Private DAVID NORWOOD, (22), 12 Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Agnes and the late James Norwood, 111 New Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mrs Norwood, 111 New Street, Stevenston, has joined the unfortunate and pathetic group of parents who have made the double sacrifice.

On 25th September, 1915, at Loos, her eldest son James, Black Watch, fell, and now she has received the sad intimation from the R.R. Grant Sutherland, Chaplain of the Royal Scots, that her second son David, was killed on 20th September, 1917.

Since the war commenced the Fates have not been kind to the family, as the father died two years ago.

As President Wilson says, we can never compensate for human life, but by considerate treatment we can smooth the years to come.

Our sympathies are with the bereaved family.”
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
21 SEPTEMBER 1887

DEATH

COLLINS: At Hayocks Lodge, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 20th instant, aged 12, Edward Heywood, eldest son of Edward Collins, Kelvindale.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
22 SEPTEMBER 1873

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

A public meeting was held in the Temperance Hall on Friday evening, to consider the offer made by the School Board for Ardeer School.

There were about 40 persons present. Mr Hugh Thomson, junior, was called to the chair.

A statement was laid before the meeting to show that the purchase of Ardeer School and teachers’ houses, together with the cost of the extension and repairs which would be required at the Parish School, would amount to nearly as much as the cost of a new school for the town of Stevenston and Ardeer Iron Works, to accommodate from 600 to 700 children, and that the annual working expenses of the one large school would be from £80 to £100 less than the expense of keeping up separate staffs for two schools, each to accommodate about 300.

It was ultimately agreed that, in the circumstances of the parish, the meeting disapprove of the School Board’s offer for Ardeer School, and that in the opinion of the meeting the educational interests of the parish would be best served by building one large school for the town of Stevenston and Ardeer Iron Works.

A committee was appointed to lay the resolution of the meeting before the Chairman of the Board.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1876

FREE CHURCH PRESBYTERY OF IRVINE

This Court met in the Free Church, Stevenston, on Thursday evening, for the purpose of moderating in a call to a minister to fill up the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Rev. Mr Treadwell.

The Rev. David Scott preached.

The Rev. Joseph Forrest, M.A., of Aberdeen, presently assistant in the Free St. George’s Church, Paisley, was chosen by a large majority to be minister, and then called on unanimously to the pastorate of this church.

The call was numerously signed by members and adherents and unanimously sustained by the Presbytery.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1879

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, two tramp shoemakers, named ROBERT HARVIE and WILLIAM FISHER, pleaded guilty to the theft of 4s from the shop of Mr Cunningham in Boglemart Street, Stevenston, on the 20th instant.

It appeared that they had been on their way from Greenock to Kilmarnock in search of work; and their explanation of the theft was that they had been in a state of starvation.

On being charged with the offence, they had given back the money.

In the circumstances, they were dismissed with an admonition.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1887

SHIPMENT OF DYNAMITE

Six tons dynamite have been shipped from the beach north of the River Irvine during the past week.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
23 SEPTEMBER 1889

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. IRVINE


Played at Stevenston and resulted in favour of the Thistle by 6 goals to 3.

IRVINE v. STEVENSTON

Result: - Irvine, 5; Stevenston, 0.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

GLASGOW HERALD
24 SEPTEMBER 1884

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

The autumn meeting of this club has just been held, and the club Gold Medal (scratch) and the McIsaac Medal (handicap) competed for.

Mr Robert Anderson won the gold medal with the fine score of 83, and Mr John Fraser won the McIsaac medal at 84.

Twelve couples engaged in the game, and after the competition dined in the club-room, when the normal toasts were given, and a pleasant evening spent.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Penny Tray
Mega Heid Poster
Mega Heid Poster
Posts: 17491
Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:46 pm

Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray »

CASUALTY OF WAR
25 SEPTEMBER 1915

Died on service, Private HUGH JAMES BOAL, 7TH Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Hugh and Mary Ann Boal, 134 Chemical Row, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mr and Mrs Hugh Boal, Chemical Row, Stevenston, have received official intimation that their son, Private Hugh James Boal, was killed in the great advance in France on September 25.

Private Boal, who joined the Cameronians last year, took part in some of the earlier engagements.

He was one of the most popular lads in the town, and had a light-hearted genial manner which made him a general favourite. He was one of the staunchest supporters of the Stevenston United, and his good humour enlivened all around him.

Deep sympathy is felt with the parents in the loss of their most estimable son.”
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
Post Reply