Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1888

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

For seven seats nine candidates were nominated. Two of these have withdrawn, viz., Rev. George Philp, East U.P. Church, Saltcoats, and Mr. Thomas Oswald, Stevenston, leaving seven, the number necessary to complete the Board, so that there will be no poll.

The following are the members of the new board: - Robert Bicket, flesher; David Donaldson, stationmaster; Robert Ferguson, ironfounder; William Gemmell, clothier; Patrick McLaughlan, railway inspector; Matthew Orr, postmaster; and Adam Wilson, grocer.

The last three are new members.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1888

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

The last meeting of the old Board took place on Monday night – Mr. D. Donaldson presiding.

A letter was read from the directors of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway regarding the encroachment on the company’s ground at Kyleshill. They refused the Board’s offer to pay for the ground, and requested that the boundary wall and railing should be set back clear of the company’s ground. It was agreed to do this.

The salary of Miss Cowie, assistant in Kyleshill, was increased £5.

The sub-committee appointed to prepare a statement to be submitted to the Education Department asking their opinion whether children in the Glasgow Homes for Destitute Children at Saltcoats were eligible to compete for the Smith bursaries, reported that they were not able to agree with Mr. Galloway, director of the Homes, as to the statement to be submitted.

The Board, after consideration, adhered to their former decision excluding the children in the Homes from the benefits of the Smith bequest.

Votes of thanks were awarded to the chairman, retiring members, and clerk.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1901

FATAL ACCIDENT ON RAILWAY

Yesterday afternoon JAMES COCHRANE, (43), brick-work labourer, was run down by a pug engine on the branch line to Ardeer Iron Works, Stevenston, and killed.

Deceased was a widower, and resided with his brother in New Street, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1905

ARDROSSAN U.F. PRESBYTERY

At a meeting of Ardrossan U.F. Presbytery held at Ardrossan yesterday, the Presbytery approved of an overture to the General Assembly, moved by the Rev. Morris Moodie, Stevenston, to the effect that women should be admitted to the administrative branches of church work by the appointment, for instance, of deaconesses.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 APRIL 1909

PROFITS OF AYRSHIRE PUBLIC-HOUSE TRUST

The report to be submitted by the directors to the second annual general meeting of shareholders on Wednesday deals exclusively with the working of the public-house at Stevenston, where the trust acquired a new license towards the end of 1908.

The net trading profit for 1908, after making allowance for all charges, and adding balance brought forward, has been £293 14s 11d. Of this sum £29 2s 2d goes in payment of interest on share capital, £123 to preliminary expenses for counter attractions to the public house, leaving £41 12s 9d to be carried forward.

The directors propose to extend the operations of the trust throughout the county, and they report a gratifying response to a private issue of a prospectus.

It is proposed to increase the nominal capital to £10,000, and a formal meeting to pass the necessary resolution will be held at the close of the annual meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 APRIL 1908

PARTY DISTURBANCE AT STEVENSTON

Yesterday afternoon a lecturer named James MacDonald, from Kilwinning, conducted an anti-Popery meeting at the Cross in Stevenston.

There was a large crowd, and some of his statements appeared to rouse the hostile section. The lecturer was asked to stop, but continued, and the crowd broke in and jostled the speaker. By this time the crowd had grown, and fears were entertained that there would be a serious disturbance.

The police were summoned, but the town force was quite unable to cope with the crowd.

The various factions came to blows, and as the Roman Catholic element seemed to be greater the lecturer was surrounded. He made his escape to the police station, where he took refuge for over an hour.

Party feeling ran high, and a free fight took place. So alarming did the situation become that the police were summoned from Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Kilwinning, Dalry, and Irvine, but when they arrived the disturbance had abated considerably.

MacDonald later in the day went to Kilwinning, accompanied by a body of policemen.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 APRIL 1907

BIRTH

MURDOCH: At Nobel Villas, Stevenston, on the 6th instant, the wife of R. H. M. Murdoch; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 APRIL 1909

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Commissioners to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland include: -

Rev. Matthew Miller, and Mr. Andrew Wallace, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 APRIL 1909

STEVENSTON PARISH COUNCIL AFFAIRS

At a meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr. George Sinclair presiding – a letter was read from Mr. J. E. Shaw, County Clerk, intimating that the Secretary for Scotland had instructed the Sheriff of Ayr to hold an inquiry at Ayr for consideration of the application by Stevenston Parish Council for additional representation on the County Council.

The inquiry has been fixed for May 3.

At the same meeting it was reported that Mr. C. O. Lundholm had completed arrangements with the proprietor of property projecting into New Street to have it removed and the ground thrown into the street, the Northern District Committee of the County Council contributing £50 to have the improvement carried out.

It was also intimated that Mr. Lundholm had been successful in getting the Stevenston scavenging grant increased from £85 to £100.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 APRIL 1902

IBROX PARK DISASTER – FURTHER CASUALTIES

Stevenston:
A young man, 18 years of age, who had not been identified, regained consciousness at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, and gave his name as PETER McALLISTER, 25 Station Square, Stevenston. He is a native of Whithorn, Wigtownshire.

[The 1902 Ibrox Disaster was the collapse of a stand at Ibrox Park (now Ibrox Stadium) in Glasgow, which led to the deaths of 25 and injuries to more than 500 supporters during an international association football match between Scotland and England on 5 April, 1902.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 APRIL 1900

ARDEER GOLF CLUB – SPRING MEETING

There was a good turnout of members at a spring meeting on Saturday. The weather was fine and the course was in excellent trim.

In addition to the usual club prizes there was special prize given by Captain McLeod.

The first prize and the captain’s prize fell to William Reid; 2nd William C. Cunningham; 3rd John M. Fraser and Walter Fulton; and 4th John W. Heys.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 APRIL 1902

IBROX PARK DISASTER

Doctor McGregor, superintendent of the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, has kindly furnished us with the following list of persons whose condition is still regarded as serious, though it cannot be described as dangerous.

It includes: - JOHN THOMSON, Fullarton Cottage, Dynamite Road, Stevenston – fracture of ribs, leg, and injury to lung.
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