Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 APRIL 1907

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON CATTLE SHOW

The annual show of cattle and horses under the auspices of Kilwinning and Stevenston Farmers’ Society was held yesterday at Oxenward Field, Kilwinning, in fine weather.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 APRIL 1903

FOOTBALL – AYR CHARITY CUP
ARDEER THISTLE v. KILWINNING RANGERS
At Stevenston

Result: - A draw 2 goals each.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 APRIL 1906

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON CATTLE SHOW

The annual show of cattle and horses took place yesterday at Oxenward Field, Kilwinning, and proved most successful. The entries were numerous, and in many of the classes there was keen competition.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 APRIL 1902

FOOTBALL
AYR PARKHOUSE v. STEVENSTON THISTLE


These teams met at Somerset Park, Ayr, in an Ayrshire League game. Parkhouse won by 3 goals to 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 APRIL 1901

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. QUEEN’S PARK STROLLERS
At Stevenston


Result: - A draw 3 goals each.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 APRIL 1872

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON FARMERS’ SOCIETY

The exhibition in connection with this society was held in Kilwinning yesterday, in a field at Union Place, possessed by Mr. James Hendrie.

The day being fine during the exhibition, the turnout of farmers and others taking an interest was much larger than on former years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 APRIL 1908

KILWINNING AND STEVENSTON CATTLE SHOW

The annual cattle show under the auspices of Kilwinning and Stevenston Farmers’ Society was held yesterday at Oxenward, Kilwinning, in wintry weather.
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Post by Hughie » Thu May 07, 2020 2:04 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
May 7, 1886

Dynamite Shipment

Seventy-one tons dynamite were shipped during the past week, from the beach at Stevenston, for Liverpool.

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Post by Hughie » Fri May 22, 2020 3:53 am

Kilmarnock Herald
May 22, 1937

Land Slide Danger at Stevenston.


We learn that the Annandale Brick Company have made preparations to move the Redan Refuse Bing at Garven Road, Stevenston.
Some people think that they have begun in a very dangerous spot. that is in the top of the shank of the old pit that used to be there. It is possible that this mine may subside as it did some years ago.

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Post by Hughie » Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:20 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
June 6, 1874

Marriage


At Dubbs Farm, Kilwinning, on the 2d inst., by the Rev. W. Lee Ker, minister of the parish, John Lockhart, farmer, Hawkhill, Stevenston, to Ann, third daughter of Archibald Lamont, farmer.

Sadness came to the bride's family a few years later. Report here

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Post by Hughie » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:09 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
July 04, 1868

Man Killed, and narrow escape of two others

About eleven o'clock on the night of Friday week, a sad accident occurred at the Redan Pit, Stevenston, through which a man named Francis Mullen lost his life. It would appear that deceased, with other two men, was engaged making some repairs on the slides of the pit, and they occupied a platform which was suspended by chains from the cage. While this platform was being raised by the engine, and just when it stopped at a point where alterations were needed, it gave way in the centre, Mullen was precipitated to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of some 80 yards, and was killed, his body presenting a frightful appearance through having been impaled on a piece of wood which fell from the scaffold.

The other two men, named Baird and M'Gowan, clung to the chains, and saved themselves by climbing up to the cage, from which they were conveyed to the top. The unfortunate man who lost his life was a member of the 7th Ayrshire Rifle Volunteers, and on Sunday his funeral was attended by 60 members of the corps, headed by Captain Forrester.

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Post by Hughie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:46 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
July 11, 1902

Accident.

Joseph Barr, shunter. residing in New Street, got his right foot accidently taken off above the ankle by a pug engine near Ardeer Iron works on Saturday evening. The unfortunate man, it appears, fell while attempting to get on to the engine. Dr Fulton was in attendance, and after doing what he could to alleviate the pain, Barr was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. where it was found necessary to amputate his leg below the knee.

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