Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
3 DECEMBER 1892

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION

Mr. Main, who is a candidate for the County Council electoral district of Stevenston and the landward part of Ardrossan, met the electors in Woodside Hall, Stevenston, on Thursday night. There was a large attendance, and Mr. Campbell, writer, presided.

Mr. Main dealt with the questions likely to engage the attention of the County Council, and received an attentive hearing.

At the close he was awarded a vote of thanks.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 DECEMBER 1888

FRAUD

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday WILLIAM CAIRNS, a labourer or steelworker, residing at Crossroads, Dalry, was charged with falsehood, fraud, and wilful imposition, in having, at Stevenston and Saltcoats, between the 19th and 25th ultimo, obtained 14 small sums amounting to 18s 6d from different parties as advances for carriage of goods for which he took orders, by falsely representing that he was travelling for a Mr. Greig, draper, Bank Street, Kilmarnock.

He pleaded guilty. Sentence was passed of 60 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 DECEMBER 1890

DEATH

GIBSON: At Stevenston, 2nd December, Cowan Gibson, manufacturer, late of Paisley.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 DECEMBER 1893

FOOTBALL
AYRSHIRE V. LANARKSHIRE


This inter-county match was played on Dalziel Park, Motherwell, before a fair attendance of spectators.

Ayrshire Team:-
Chalmers (Stevenston Thistle); Taylor (Kilmarnock Athletic); White (Galston); Hamilton (Hurlford); McManus (Cronberry); Johnstone (Kilmarnock); Steele (Stevenston Thistle); Smith (Kilmarnock Athletic); Carson (Irvine); Graham (Galston); and Vance (Annbank).

Result: - Ayrshire, 4; Lanarkshire, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1883

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

At the monthly meeting of this Board on Monday evening – Rev. John Grahame presiding – the report of the officer showed the number of children on the rolls of the schools to be 1023 with an average attendance of 864.

A letter was read by Mr. Lithgow regarding the exclusion of certain children from the public school. Having taken the matter into consideration, the Board approved of the teacher’s conduct in insisting upon the punishment of a boy who absented himself from school, and found that the other children are now attending school.

The drawing grant for the public school was reported to be upwards of £10, and the attendance at the evening sewing class was said to be large.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1892

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS VICTORIA v. STEVENSTON THISTLE


These teams met at Stevenston to play off their Ayrshire League fixture. The match excited unusual interest, and there was a large attendance.

In the first half play was pretty equally divided, and the teams crossed over with the score standing at 2 goals each. In the second half Thistle had the best of matters and scored a third goal.

The game was a fast one and ended – Thistle, 3; Victoria, 2.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1893

STEVENSTON FREE CHURCH

This church was re-opened on Sunday after having undergone renovation. The ventilation and lighting of the church have been greatly improved, and it has been painted.

Rev. Dr. McCrie, Ayr, preached on forenoon and evening, and Rev. A. Morris Moodie in the afternoon.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1895

CRANE ACCIDENT

An ingot weighing about eight tons was on Tuesday being lifted by a large steam crane at Ardeer Foundry, Stevenston, when one of the supports gave way and the crane fell.

Several workmen were about, but fortunately they escaped injury.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1898

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. BEITH
At Stevenston


Result: - Thistle, 5; Beith, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 DECEMBER 1898

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

The semi-final ties in a nine-hole tournament for prizes presented by Mr. H. Beckett, junior, took place on this course on Saturday. The weather was very unfavourable, heavy showers falling at intervals.

Mr. William Stewart beat Mr. G. L. Bailey; and Mr. R. Adam defeated Mr. Alexander Campbell.

The finalists play off their tie next Saturday.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1890

MARRIAGE

WINNING – MITCHELL: At Ardeer Cottages, Stevenston, on the 3rd instant, by the Rev. Francis Halden, North Church, Saltcoats, James Winning, to Jessie, third daughter of Robert Mitchell, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 DECEMBER 1895

THE STORM

Stevenston:
The town escaped much damage owing to its sheltered position.

At the corner of Shore Road the plate-glass window of Mr. Thomas Oswald, draper, was blown in, and all the goods in the window damaged.

A wooden theatre in New Street suffered some injury.

Part of Ardeer Golf Club is under water.

Stevenston Burn is in flood owing to the heavy rains, but no damage has been done.

In the evening the wind continued high, with brilliant flashes of lightning, and rain and hail showers.

At Nobel’s Explosives Works no damage was done except some wire fencing blown down.
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