Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
9 APRIL 1909

WAYSIDE SEATS DECLINED

At a meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr. George Sinclair presiding – the Clerk reported that the Literary and Debating Society had presented a number of seats to the town to be placed on the highways and other public places. The Northern District Committee of the County Council had been requested to provide sites for these seats and take them over, but had refused on account of possible claims for compensation in event of anyone being injured.

The Chairman said he believed that in other districts no objections had been raised, and he thought Stevenston was receiving unfair treatment.

He moved that the Council call upon the Northern District Committee to grant them the same privileges as were possessed by the other towns.

Mr. Morrison seconded, and this was unanimously agreed to.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 APRIL 1902

IBROX PARK DISASTER

The death-roll due to the Ibrox Park disaster is now 22.

Doctor McGregor, Superintendent of the Victoria Infirmary, supplied a list of patients whose condition is still considered serious.

It includes: - JOHN THOMSON, Fullarton Cottage, Dynamite Road, Stevenston - fracture of ribs, leg, and injury to lung.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 APRIL 1907

MARRIAGE

REID – DICKIE: At Glasgow, on the 10th instant, John Reid, builder, Stevenston, to Joanna Smith or Dickie, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 APRIL 1900

FATAL ACCIDENT

Yesterday morning a collier named WILLIAM McINTYRE was accidentally knocked down by three loaded hutches in the No. 5 Pit, Auchenharvie Colliery, Stevenston, and so severely injured that he died the same day.

Deceased resided at Auchenharvie Cottages, was 36 years of age, and leaves a widow and five of a family.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 APRIL 1907

STEVENSTON FREE CHURCH

At a meeting of Stevenston Free Church congregation held on Wednesday evening resolutions were adopted protesting against the decisions of the Church Commission allocating the whole of the property in Stevenston to the United Free Church, and appealing to the Commission for redress and a “fair division of the buildings, which are sufficient to meet the requirements of both bodies.”

Stevenston Free Church state they have office-bearers, members, and adherents numbering close on 250.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
12 APRIL 1909

ALARMING FIRE AT STEVENSTON

On Friday night about ten o’clock an alarming outbreak of fire occurred at Stevenston, a two storey block of houses and shops at the corner of Warner Place and Carment Drive being totally destroyed.

The fire was first observed in the premises of Miss Jane Ferguson, milliner, and in a few minutes the part in Warner Place was burning fiercely. At the rear of this portion a joiner’s workshop, constructed of wood on pillars, caught fire, and carried the flames right to the portion in Carment Drive, and in a comparatively short interval the entire block was burning.

Telephone messages were despatched to Nobel’s Factory and Saltcoats for the fire extinguishing apparatus, and the hoses of two private firms were attached to the water hydrants to control the flames and prevent them from spreading.

The property burned is in a populous district, and the inmates of the adjoining tenements were thrown into a state of excitement and were busily engaged removing their furniture and belongings to places of safety.

The roof of a neighbouring house became ignited, but the flames were extinguished before much damage was done.

In the block destroyed there were seven shops and eight dwelling-houses, but only four of the shops and two of the houses were tenanted.

The whole of the property, with the exception of the furnishings in a hairdresser’s shop, are insured.

The loss is estimated at from £1600 to £2000.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1884

STEVENSTON WATER SUPPLY

An inquiry which has been proceeding at Kilmarnock before Sheriff-Substitute Hall, on a remit from the Secretary of State, is a petition at the instance of the Local Authority of Stevenston for a provisional order sanctioning a water supply for Stevenston and part of Saltcoats to be taken from the Glen Burn, closed on Friday.

Mr. James Campbell, solicitor, Saltcoats, appeared for the promoters; and Messrs W. D. McJannet and William Christie, solicitors, Irvine, were agents for the objectors, among whom are several of the principal owners of land and works in the district.

Evidence at great length was led – 16 witnesses appearing for the Local Authority and 21 for the objectors.

The case for the promoters, as stated by Mr. Campbell, was that the Glen scheme was the best for Stevenston, because the water is good as shown by the analysis of Doctor Wallace; that it was recommended by an engineer of the highest eminence; that it would be cheapest in the long run; that the Local Authority and the people are almost unanimously in favour of it; that the Local Authority would have sole control of the water and the profit arising from the sale of surplus water; that after thirty years the community would have free water; that the assessment would be less than the rate for a supply from Irvine; that the supply would be permanent, whereas the supply from Irvine might be cut off; and that the rate was liable to be raised for Irvine supply if the revenue for water to public works fell off.

He objected to the Ardrossan scheme on the ground that it was not proposed to supply the whole district of the Local Authority, and that the water would not rise to the higher part of Saltcoats, the water company declining to remove their filters to a greater elevation.

The principal grounds of objection to the Glen scheme as brought forward by the other side are its costliness, which is disproportionate to the small area to be supplied and the rental of the water district; the insufficiency of the supply of water; and that a supply could be got from Irvine on more favourable terms than were formerly offered.

The Sheriff made an inspection of the locality, including the drainage area, the Irvine reservoir Munnoch, and the surrounding locality.

On Friday, the case was debated by the agents.

The Sheriff reserved his decision.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 APRIL 1905

PROSPECTIVE LIBERAL CANDIDATE

Last night Mr. R. W. Knox of Moorpark, Kilbirnie, the prospective Liberal candidate for North Ayrshire, addressed a meeting of the electors in Woodside Hall, Stevenston.

Mr. Morrison, Stevenston, presided.

Mr. William Robertson, Ayr, also addressed the meeting.

A vote of thanks was cordially awarded to Mr. Knox on the motion of Rev. Mr. Steel, and a similar vote was passed to Mr. Robertson on the motion of Rev. Mr. Moodie.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1901

FOOTBALL – NORTH AYRSHIRE CUP
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. LANEMARK
At Stevenston

Result: - Thistle, 4; Lanemark, 2.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1908

PUBLIC HOUSE MANAGER REFUSED MEMBERSHIP OF STEVENSTON CHURCH

Ardrossan U.F. Presbytery yesterday decided by a majority that Mr. James Forrester, whom the kirk session of Stevenston U.F. Church had refused to accept as a member on account of his position as a manager of a public house, has a perfect legal right to join that church, but recommend him, in the circumstances, to attach himself to another church holding the same principles.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 APRIL 1904

COUNTESS OF EGLINTON OPENS A BAZAAR AT SALTCOATS

Yesterday afternoon a bazaar promoted by the Ardeer Golf Club was opened in Saltcoats Town Hall, the object being to raise fund to meet the expense of laying out new links and erecting a club house.

There are four stalls, containing a large quantity of beautiful and artistic articles. On the platform there is a good collection of paintings, and pen and ink sketches, enlarged photographs, &c.

There was a large attendance.

Mr. D. Laidlaw, Ardeer House, who presided, said that those who were not conversant with Ardeer golf course might not know that to a large extent they had been flooded out during last year. Part of Stevenston Burn runs through the course, and it had flooded part of the links. For this and other reasons, after occupying the links for 24 years, they were practically compelled to look out for new ground, which they had obtained.

The new course would be 18 holes, and the club house was being erected.

In introducing Lady Eglinton he spoke of her sympathy with all good works. When the committee fixed the date of the bazaar they were not aware that it was the day of Bogside Races. They could understand how much they were indebted to Lady Eglinton for coming to the bazaar that afternoon.

Lady Eglinton, who was received with applause, said she did not think it was necessary for her or anybody to speak much about the game of golf in Ayrshire. It used to be said that golf could be played along the coast from Ardrossan to Ayr, and she thought that was almost true. The game gave great pleasure to many people, and men who spent a Saturday on the golf links were better fit for their business on Monday.

Stall holders had gathered a large quantity of goods, and she hoped they would have the pleasure of seeing empty stalls, and that the bazaar would be a great success. She had much pleasure in declaring it open.

Rev. Mr. Adamson moved a vote of thanks to Lady Eglinton, which was cordially given. A similar vote was also given to the chairman on the motion of M r. W. Guthrie, Ardrossan.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 APRIL 1900

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE CONSOLATION CUP – SEMI-FINAL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. ANNBANK
At Stevenston


Result: - Thistle, 1; Annbank, 3.
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