Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JULY 1882

DEATH

WILSON: At 42 McLean Street, Glasgow, on the 4th instant, aged 22 years, John Sim Wilson, youngest son of the late Captain John S. Wilson and Susan Ritchie, of Stevenston, Ayrshire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JULY 1887

BIRTH

ROXBURGH: At Villa No. 2, Sandhills, Stevenston, on the 5th instant, the wife of H. B. Roxburgh; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JULY 1896

ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday, DANIEL NORRIS, seaman, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to assaulting his father, and was fined in £2 or 30 days’ imprisonment.

When he committed the assault Norris had only been one day home from prison after doing a term for a similar offence.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1875

BOWLING - SALTCOATS v. STEVENSTON KERELAW

These two clubs had a friendly match on Saltcoats green on Monday evening – 25 ends, four rinks a side.

The game resulted in a victory for Saltcoats, the score standing thus: - Saltcoats, 128; Kerelaw, 88.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1893

THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF YORK, AND PRINCESS MARY OF TECK

Stevenston:
At 12 o’clock merchants closed their places of business. The large works were busy as usual.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JULY 1880

ARDEER BOWLING TOURNAMENT

The tournament was resumed yesterday morning, under exceptionally favourable weather auspices. The green was very keen and all of the players seemed thoroughly satisfied with the condition.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1880

ARDEER BOWLING TOURNAMENT

The tournament opened yesterday morning at ten o’clock, the green being well filled and the weather beautiful. The green, however, owing to the continued dry weather was very keen, and it was difficult in many cases to avoid the ditch.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
9JULY 1918

Died on service, Private JAMES ARMOUR, 6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders - born at Stevenston; son of Mr and Mrs James Armour Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1880

ARDEER BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Yesterday morning the unfinished ties of Thursday night started a nine o’clock, at which hour the green was well filled.

As the playing advances the games become the more interesting, as the best men are as a rule left to the close.

Play begins this morning at ten o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1885

EXPLOSION AT ARDEER FACTORY

An explosion, fortunately unattended with injury to any person, occurred on Thursday night at Nobel’s Explosive Works, Ardeer, Stevenston.

It appears that about 7.20 p.m. a tank on the new side of the factory, used for the settling of refuse acids, exploded on account of a rise of temperature. A small quantity of nitro-glycerine is generally present among these acids, and it is customary to decant this off in the morning.

The explosion entirely demolished the tank, but no further damage was done. Fortunately no one was near the tank at the time, the workmen having left for the day.

The steam whistle used for signals on such occasions was sounded by those in the factory, and brought officials and workmen to the spot, when steps were taken to prevent the possibility of any damage from the escaped acids.

The explosion was loud, and caused some excitement in Stevenston, which was quickly allayed when it was learned that no one was injured.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
12 JULY 1915

Died on service , Private DAVID CRAIG, (18), 14TH Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Gallipoli – son of William and Mary Craig, 31 New Street, Stevenston.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
12 JULY 1915

Died on service, Private RONALD McDONALD MARR, 6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, Gallipoli – son of Mrs Rachel Fisher (formerly Marr), 85 Boglemart Street, Stevenston.
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