Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1875

ARDEER BOWLING CLUB

A friendly game was played at Stevenston on Friday between Ardeer and Saltcoats bowling clubs with the following result: -

Ardeer (James Scott; J. A. Beattie; J. Reid; R. McMillan) – 105;
Saltcoats (J. Russell; T. Auld; J. Campbell; A. Fullarton) – 81.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
24 AUGUST 1916

Died on service, Gunner JOHN MORTON, (29), Service No. 38218, Royal Field Artillery – Theatre of war, Home – born at Stevenston; buried at New Street, Cemetery, Stevenston; husband of Agnes Morton, 47 Castlemount, Bangor, County Down.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1894

FLOWER SHOW AT STEVENSTON

Yesterday the annual show of the Horticultural Society was held in the Conservative Hall. Although the exhibits showed a falling off, the quality was excellent, and in some classes excelled former years.

The tables of greenhouse plants looked well, and in this class, Mr James Davidson, florist, took first prize.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 AUGUST 1918

Died on service, Private FELIX FERGUSON, (23), Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Alexander and Catherine McLaughlan Ferguson, 17 Auchenharvie Cottages, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Mr and Mrs Ferguson, 17 Auchenharvie Cottages, Stevenston, received word on 25th August that their son, Private Felix Ferguson, Gordons, attached London Regiment, was dangerously ill at a casualty clearing station from a gunshot wound in the back.

On Saturday last a further wire was received that he had died as a result of the wound.

Mr and Mrs Ferguson will be sincerely sympathised with, as this is the second son to give up his life in the great cause. Alexander Ferguson, R.G.A., was killed two years ago.”
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 AUGUST 1918

Died on service, Private ROBERT RAMSAY, 1/4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Alexander and Jessica Ramsay, Shore Road, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

“Information has been received by Mr and Mrs Alexander Ramsay, Shore Road, Stevenston, that their son, Private Robert Ramsay, R.S.F., was killed in action on 26th August.

Another son, James (Gordons), was previously killed, so that Mr and Mrs Ramsay have been hard hit.

Private Ramsay’s many friends will deeply regret his death, and general sympathy will go out to his parents.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1887

SALTCOATS, ARDROSSAN, AND STEVENSTON FLOWER SHOW

Yesterday, the annual exhibition of this society took place in Kyleshill School, and attracted a good deal of interest.

The most striking feature of this show, probably, was the large and beautiful collection of cut flowers, which were greatly admired, stacks, pansies, and gladioli, being particularly meritorious. The hand and table bouquets were exceedingly tastefully arranged, and attracted much attention. Of pot plants there was a fine display, though the entries were scarcely so numerous as usual in this class. Good collections of fruit and vegetables were shown.

Provost McIsaac, Parkend, exhibited a large and choice collection of greenhouse plants, which were much admired.

Mr J. B. Ross, florist, Saltcoats, had also on exhibition a fine lot of plants of various kinds.

Mr J. Clasper, florist, Stevenston, had a nice lot of Scotch marigolds on view.

On the whole the show was very good, and a large number of visitors were attracted to it, notwithstanding that the evening turned out wet.

Capital music was provided by Mr Leckie’s quadrille band from Ardrossan.

The judges were: - Messrs R. Inglis, Kilbarchan; John McInnes, Maxwellton Gardens, Paisley; George Lister, Crossflat, Paisley.

The following are the prize-takers: -

Ardrossan:
John Duncan; W. Comrie; W. Nicol; Thomas Trodden; R. Brown; James Curran; W. Tannock; W. Connell; W. Trodden, and W. Comrie, Junior.

Saltcoats:
G. Armour; A. Kelso; R. Taylor; Mrs McVicar; John Morris; John Ward; James Cunningham; H. Ward; James Raeside; James Henderson; John Paterson; J. B. Ross; Miss Rankin; Captain Torrance; Hugh Hamilton; R. Harris; John Highet; P. Broadfoot; W. Service, and T. Taylor.

Stevenston:
John Wilson; H. McAughtrie, and J. Clasper.

Ardeer:
J. Wilson.


West Kilbride:
James Lindsay.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 AUGUST 1877

CRICKET - ARDEER v. PARKEND

Played at Saltcoats on Saturday and resulted in a draw.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 AUGUST 1879

BOWLING - IRVINE WINTON v. ARDEER

On the ground of the former on Tuesday afternoon, 3 rinks a side, 25 ends.

After a very pleasant game the Ardeer players were found victorious by a majority of 27 shots,

Result: - Irvine Winton, 61; Ardeer, 78.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 AUGUST 1879

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

Mr James Wilson, Assessor, Kilmarnock, has just made up the voters’ roll for Ayrshire for the year 1879-80.

The following is an abstract: -

Stevenston:

Roll 1878/79 – 170
Dead or disqualified – 22
New voters – 22
Roll 1879/80 – 170
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1874

LIST OF VOTERS

The following is a statement of the number of voters in Ayrshire parishes, enrolled for 1874-75, as compared with the number on last year’s roll. The list for the ensuing year is subject, of course, to alteration at the Appeal Courts: -

Stevenston:

Voters on roll 1873/74 – 144
Struck off, dead, or disqualified – 20
New voters added by the assessor – 25
Voters on roll 1875/75 – 149
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1876

CRICKET - ARDEER v. PARKHILL

Played on Saturday at Stevenston, and resulted in favour of the home team by 39 runs.

Result: - Ardeer, 79; Parkhill, 40.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1881

SMALL FOUNDRY FOR SALE – STEVENSTON – UPSET PRICE £300

To be sold by public roup, within the Saracen’s Head Inn, Saltcoats, on Saturday, 10th September, 1881, at half-past three p.m. (unless previously disposed of by private bargain) – the Eagle Foundry, adjacent to the railway station, Stevenston, with the whole plant, machinery, and moveables therein.
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