Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:27 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 MARCH 1874

Sir,

THE STEVENSTON MINERS

Seeing in your columns of yesterday that some Stevenston men called on their manager wishing to withdraw their “graith,” a statement of the interview between the deputation and the manager it is hoped will not be out of place.

Calling upon him he would not allow us to get them removed, unless coming under his conditions – namely –

(1) paying two expert firemen to examine the mines; (2) men to see that the roadways are all clear; (3) that we bear the expense of coal that may be consumed during the time we are clearing the “graith” from the pits; and (4) that we pay the enginemen for the time that they may be employed lowering and raising the workmen at the time they are lifting their “graith.”

The association, deeming this an unreasonable and unjust demand, would not adhere to it, so the “graith” still remain in the pits, and legal steps will be taken to try and get them removed.

A great many of the workmen have got work, and are ready to go, but can’t get removed at present owing to their “graith” being refused unless under the terms mentioned.

I am &c.,
THOMAS LAMBIE,
Secretary.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 MARCH 1900

STEVENSTON AMBULANCE CLASS

The ambulance class which has been successfully conducted during the winter months held a social meeting in the Conservative Club Rooms.

During the evening Mrs. Fulton presented certificates and medallions to those members who had gained them.

Doctor Fulton was presented with a handsome set of surgical instruments as an acknowledgment of his valuable assistance in instructing the class, Rev. J. C. MacGregor making the presentation.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 MARCH 1901

SALE OF TENT GROUND AT BOGSIDE

The annual roup of ground for erecting tents at Bogside during the race week took place yesterday afternoon at the course. There was a large turnout of license-holders of the district, and prices were good, though not quite coming up to last year’s figures.

Buyers included - Messrs Watson, White Hart Bar, Stevenston, and Thom, Thistle and Rose Bar, Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
29 MARCH 1909

DEATH

YOUNG: At Boglemart Street, Stevenston, on the 27th instant, Robertson Young, in his 67th year.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
31 MARCH 1854

VALUABLE FARM IN AYRSHIRE FOR SALE

All and whole the lands and farm of Bog, containing 100 acres of surface, per certified measurement, lying in the parish of Stevenston, within a mile and half of the town and station of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway at Kilwinning, and three miles of Irvine.

The farm consists of arable and pasture land of the richest quality, in a high state of cultivation, capable of bearing all kinds of crops, and is at present possessed under lease by an enterprising tenant at the rent of £200 per annum, subject to the public and parish burdens chargeable on the landlords, which on average amount to about £18 or £20 yearly.

The farm houses and offices are slated and in good order.

The parish church was lately rebuilt, and the manse is in good repair.

The coal (which does not belong to the sellers) has been mostly wrought out, so that there is no risk of any new pits being opened, or new coal work being carried on in the farm, and there is considerable prospect of ironstone being found.

Mr. Hugh Bickett, the tenant, will show the lands; and for further particulars, application may be made to Messrs Patrick McEwan & Carment, W.S., 32 Albany Street, Edinburgh; Mr. John Smith, Writer, Irvine; or Mr. Alexander Gibson, Writer, Paisley; with either whom written offers may be lodged till the 20th day of April next.

The title deed and plan of the farm will be seen in the hands of Mr. Gibson.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
31 MARCH 1902

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE CONSOLATION CUP
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. BEITH
At Stevenston


Result: - Beith, 6; Stevenston, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 MARCH 1903

SCOTTISH JUNIOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

The Scottish Junior Football Association met in Glasgow last night – Mr. James Brown presiding – and arranged the Scottish Junior Cup semi-finals as follows: -

Burnbank Athletic v. Parkhead at Celtic Park on 18th April; and
Larkhall Thistle v. Ardeer Thistle at Celtic Park on 25th April.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1901

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE CUP FINAL
AYR v. STEVENSTON THISTLE


The undecided Ayrshire Final between Ayr and Stevenston Thistle was played off on Rugby Park, Kilmarnock.

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

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GLASGOW HERALD
2 APRIL 1904

FOUNDRY FIRE

Early yesterday morning a serious fire occurred in the furnace and moulding departments of the Ayrshire Foundry at Stevenston.

It was caused by the breaking up of the smelting furnace, from which flames of gas escaped setting fire to the roof and woodwork of the building.

The works hose was brought into play, and aided by the fire engine from Ardeer Factory, the fire was got under control.

The damage will, it is thought, be about £5000.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 APRIL 1906

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION – NOMINEES

For seven seats the following have been nominated: -

Hezekiah Arnott, Kyleshill, Saltcoats;
Thomas M. Arnott, New Street, Stevenston;
Robert Bicket, Main Street, Stevenston;
William Horgan, Roman Catholic Clergyman, Stevenston;
David Lawson, Caledonia Road, Stevenston;
Alexander McGregor, South Crescent, Ardrossan;
James Morrison, Fullarton Place, Stevenston;
Peter Reid, New Street, Stevenston; and
George Sinclair, Abington, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
4 APRIL 1907

STEVENSTON PARISH COUNCIL

At the monthly meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr. C. O. Lundholm presiding – it was unanimously agreed to protest against the appointment of a medical governor to the Cuninghame Combination Poorhouse, and the clerk was instructed to forward an excerpt from the minutes to the Poorhouse Committee.

On the recommendation of the Local Government Board it was agreed to insure all officials and servants of the Council under the Workmen’s Compensation Act.

A letter was read from Doctor McDonald, county medical officer, in reply to a communication from the clerk as to the steps which the county authorities intended adopting for isolating patients suffering from consumption, stating that wooden houses should be erected at the Poorhouse for isolating patients.

The delegates to the Poorhouse were requested to support any motion for the erection of these houses.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:52 am

GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1887

IRVINE DISTRICT ROAD COMMITTEE

A meeting of this committee was held in the Council Chambers, Irvine, yesterday – Mr. Archibald Brownlie of Monkcastle in the chair.

The extent of the damage done at Caponcraig Quarry, Stevenston, the property of Mr. Cunninghame of Auchenharvie, was reported on by Mr. Patrick, road surveyor, and the clerk read a letter from Messrs Gibson and Strathern, W.S., Edinburgh, Mr. Cunninghame’s agents, stating that unless payment of the claim lodged was immediately made legal steps would be taken to recover the amount.

The sum claimed was considered to be unreasonable, and the chairman and Messrs Patrick Burns, Kilwinning, and Archibald McJannet, Irvine, were appointed a committee to attend to the interests of the Road Committee in connection with this matter.

It was agreed to pull down the small house in Stevenston owned by the committee, and give the tenant notice to quit at Whitsunday.
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