Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 DECEMBER 1891

BODY FOUND IN A QUARRY

The body of a man was found floating in Stevenston Quarry yesterday morning.

The quarry is disused and full of water, and the body appeared to have been there for three or four weeks.

The man appears to be about 40 years of age, with dark brown whiskers. He had no coat, vest, or boots on. His trousers are dark tweed with a coin pocket.

The body has not been identified.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 DECEMBER 1899


ARDEER U.P. CHURCH

Yesterday a bazaar to extinguish a debt of £500 resting upon the Ardeer U.P. CHURCH and to form the nucleus of a fund for the erection of a manse was opened in the Town Hall, Saltcoats – Mr. D. Laidlaw, presiding.

The opening ceremony was performed by the Countess of Eglinton, who warmly commended the object of the bazaar.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 DECEMBER 1894

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. SALTCOATS VICTORIA

This game was played at Stevenston, in presence of a fair number of spectators.

Result: - Thistle, 2; Victoria, 1.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 DECEMBER 1893

FOOTBALL
KILMARNOCK v. STEVENSTON THISTLE
At Stevenston


Result: - Thistle, 3; Kilmarnock, 2.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:19 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 DECEMBER 1895

AUCHENHARVIE DISASTER FUND

A meeting of the committee was held last night – Mr. H. Thomson presiding – with a view to considering the acknowledgment to be given to those taking part in the work of rescue.

A list of names was submitted of those who took part in the rescue of the men from the time the accident took place till the men were taken out of the pit.

The list showed 34, with 12 officials. Of the 34 it was agreed that 14 should be considered as deserving a special distinction.

It was decided to call a meeting of the men to decide whether they would accept a badge or illuminated address. The officials and five rescued miners it was decided should get an illuminated address.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1893

CHRISTMAS

Stevenston:
Parcels were very numerous at the post office, nearly double the quantity of last year falling to be dealt with, and letters also showed an increase. The post office staff successfully coped with this additional work, and got through it in good time.

At the Parish Church there was a musical service on Christmas Eve. The Rev. R. J. Kyd officiated.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1894

CHRISTMAS

Stevenston:
At the post office the officials were kept busy dealing with the large number of parcels and letters which had to pass through their hands. The parcels appear to be on the increase, but there is no falling off in the quantity of letters.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1895

CHRISTMAS

Stevenston:
The Unionist Literary Association, Stevenston, gave a musical reception on Christmas Eve.

The annual treat of the Sabbath School children connected with the U.P. Church also took place on Saturday night.

There was a great increase in business at the post office, and the officials were busily engaged dealing with the numerous parcels and letters received. Parcels showed a great increase over previous years. The letters were also more numerous. The work was expeditiously accomplished.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1895

Dear Sir,

AUCHENHARVIE DISASTER FUND

In your issue of this date (December 25) there is a paragraph to say that it has been decided to recognise in some way the services of 14 of the rescuers, either by giving them illuminated addresses or badges, and to give illuminated addresses to five of the rescued miners.

As a subscriber, will you allow me to lodge a protest against one penny of the money being diverted for such a purpose? It was never given with such an object, and it is the property of the widows and orphans for whom it was subscribed.

The names of the heroes (to whom all honour) are not forgotten – they are embalmed in the files of the public prints of the day. Yet I believe, if asked individually, each hero would say –

“When I’m not thanked at all, I am thanked enough, I’ve done my duty.”

I am &c.,
GEORGE STEVENSON
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:13 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1898

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. KILWINNING MONKCASTLE
At Stevenston


Friendly match for the benefit of Frank Reid, Thistle player, who is presently indisposed.

Result: - Monkcastle, 2; Thistle, 1.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 DECEMBER 1899

BAZAAR

The result of the three days’ bazaar to clear off the debt on Ardeer U.P. Church was that a sum of £410 was realised. It is intended to make up the sum required by a supplementary sale of goods left over.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:23 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 DECEMBER 1894

PARISH CHURCH BAZAAR

The total sum realised by the bazaar in aid of the organ fund of Stevenston Parish Church, held at Saltcoats Town Hall, was £650. This is £50 more than was asked for, and a quantity of goods remain for disposal.
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