Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 FEBRUARY 1900

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. KILMARNOCK A
At Stevenston


Result: - Thistle, 2; Kilmarnock, 2.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1901

DEATH

SMITH: At Fullarton Place, Stevenston, on the 26th instant, Charles Smith, merchant, in his 82nd year.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1905

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE CONSOLATION CUP
ARDEER THISTLE v. ARDROSSAN CELTIC
At Glengarnock


Result: - Ardeer Thistle, 3; Ardrossan Celtic, 0.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
27 FEBRUARY 1908

COMPANY OR TRADE UNION

In Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, an action was raised at the instance of ROBERT WALLACE, aerated water manufacturer, Stevenston, against Glasgow & West of Scotland Aerated Water Manufacturers’ Trade Defence Association Limited, in which the pursuer sought to have the defenders ordained to deliver to him 120 dozen aerated water bottles belonging to him upon receiving payment from them of the sum of £5 7s 3d, found to be due to the defenders, or otherwise to grant decree against the defenders for £13, with interest, and to pay £50 of damages, with expenses.

Sheriff Mackenzie dismissed the action as incompetent, and found the pursuer liable in expenses to the defenders.

The pursuer appealed to Sheriff Principal Lorimer, who issued judgment on Wednesday adhering to the Sheriff-Substitute’s interlocutor, but refusing expenses to either party.

In a note he said it appeared to be conclusive that the defenders were a trade union, and as such their registration as a limited company under the Companies Act was void. The action therefore, against them in that name and character was incompetent. He could not give decree for expenses in favour of what professed to be a statutory company, but by its own showing had no existence under the statute. Nor could he treat as a common law company what had assumed the title and style of a statutory company, and had appeared in that character alone.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
28 FEBRUARY 1870

SERIOUS COLLIERY ACCIDENT

An accident, attended with the loss of one life and the narrow escape of several others, happened between three and four o’clock on Friday morning in the Auchenharvie Pit No. 4, situated between Saltcoats and Stevenston.

It appears that on the morning in question JOHN FITZGERALD, residing in Sandilands, Saltcoats, JOHN JONES, residing at Stevenston, and several other workmen were engaged in clearing one of the roads in the pit, and while they were busy at work a large portion of stone and debris came suddenly away from the roof.

Fitzgerald was completely buried beneath the fallen mass, but it only partially covered Jones.

As speedily as possible the other workmen set themselves to extricating the men, which they did after considerable labour. The injured men were at once conveyed to the pit head, and taken home, where medical aid was immediately obtained. It was found, however, that Fitzgerald’s injuries were of such a serious nature as to preclude the possibility of his recovery; and the poor man lingered for about five hours, when death terminated his sufferings.

Jones fortunately escaped, with less serious injuries, having no bones broken, and we are glad to say he is now in a fair way of recovery.

The unfortunate man Fitzgerald was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and a family of five children.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
29 FEBRUARY 1928

PROPERTY FOR SALE – DYNAMITE ROAD, STEVENSTON

For sale by public roup within the Thistle and Rose Hotel, Stevenston, on Saturday the 3rd day of March, 1928, at 3 p.m., semi-detached cottage, known as MIZPAH, Dynamite Road, Stevenston, containing 2 rooms and kitchen, bathroom (H & C) and usual offices.

Annual rental, £18. Feu-duty, 17s 11d. Upset price £400.

Further particulars from J. D. Bannatyne, solicitor, British Linen Bank, Stevenston, who has the title deeds and articles of roup.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 FEBRUARY 1932

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Ardeer, 2; St. Mary’s (Paisley), 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 MARCH 1870

BIRTH

At the Manse, Stevenston, on the 26th ultimo, the wife of the Rev. James Smith, Newhills, Aberdeenshire; a son.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MARCH 1901

FUNERAL OF MR. CHARLES SMITH, STEVENSTON

Yesterday afternoon the remains of Mr. Charles Smith, merchant, Stevenston, were interred in the new cemetery.

All places of business were closed on the funeral route, and the Parish Church bell was tolled. There was a large attendance of mourners.

Mr. Smith was the oldest merchant in the town. In earlier years he was associated with his father in an extensive grain business, but latterly he confined himself to that of draper, grocer, &c.

He was one of the principal promoters of the Stevenston Gas Light Company in 1856, was a director all the time, and chairman of the company at the close of his life.

He was a Justice of the Peace, and as such his services were often in request.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 MARCH 1903

FOOTBALL – SCOTTISH JUNIOR CUP 6TH ROUND
ARDEER THISTLE v. CAMBUSLANG RANGERS
At Stevenston


Result: - Thistle, 3; Rangers, 1.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:37 am

GLASGOW HERALD
3 MARCH 1870

PENNY READINGS

The Temperance Society of Stevenston have just brought a successful course of these readings to a close, the concluding one having taken place on Monday evening last.

The readers on the occasion were Messrs Dale, bookseller, Kilwinning, and Wyllie, manufacturer, Kilwinning, each of whom read some attractive pieces in an effective manner.

Some excellent music was supplied by Mr. Reid’s choir, the Misses Boyd, Mrs. Reid, and Messrs Rodger, Woodside, Boyd, and James Reid, Stevenston.

The attendance was good, and a respectable surplus will remain, which will be devoted to the furtherance of the temperance cause.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:21 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
5 MARCH 1909

DISTRESS IN STEVENSTON

At a meeting of Stevenston Parish Council, Mr. Morrison inquired if the Council could take steps to open a soup kitchen for the benefit of the poor. He believed that in Stevenston there were many people verging on starvation, and if soup was given daily it would go a long way towards relieving them.

It was explained that the council could not take action, but Mr. Morrison agreed to call on several people and arrange for the opening of a soup kitchen.

It was mentioned in the course of the discussion that one lady was distributing through the district nurse 10 gallons of soup daily.
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