Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Hughie » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:41 pm

Kilmarnock Herald
August 7, 1942

Deaths at Sea

Among the deaths of members of the Merchant Navy and fishing fleets due to enemy action announced by the Minister of War Transport are:
John Cassidy, ordinary seaman, 101 Drumpochar Road Greenock; John Robertson Clark chief engineer, 5 Harpington Road, Aberdeen; James Cullen, fireman, 369 M'Aslin Street, Glasgow; George Sharp Cumming, master (Yendis), 17 Kilwinning Road, Stevenston.

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Kilmarnock Herald
September 23, 1949

Died After Night Shift

"Jerry" Forde, 68-year-old night watchman at the Granvue Stadium, Stevenston, who resided at Blakely Road, Saltcoats, died suddenly at his home at 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning. He came in from work about 8 o'clock on Monday, had breakfast and went to bed as usual. Within an hour he was unconscious and he never regained consciousness.

“Jerry" was well-known and respected in the Saltcoats and Stevenston area and we tender sincere sympathy to his relatives and many friends on their sudden and sad bereavement.

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1884

STEVENSTON WATER SUPPLY

A special meeting of the Local Authority, which was largely attended, and included several hundred ratepayers among the audience, had under consideration on Monday night the question of water supply.

Mr. Wilson of Broom presided, and Mr. McNeil, from the Board of Supervision, was in attendance.

Objection was taken at the outset to the minute of the last meeting of the Local Authority, Mr. Orr holding that Mr. McJannet’s motion was not correctly entered.

It was stated that the present meeting was called in consequence of a resolution passed at a committee meeting, and that the minutes of that meeting having been approved of, the business could be taken up.

Mr. W. D. McJannet rose to propose a motion, but was interrupted, and a lively discussion proceeded for some time.

A letter from the Vigilance Committee, asking on the part of the ratepayers that only one vote be given on the water question by each member of the Local Authority.

Resolutions against the agreement made with Irvine were also submitted by a deputation from the same body.

Mr. W. D. McJannet afterwards read his motion, but the din was so great that not a word could be heard. On passing it over to the clerk, an altercation took place, some gentleman trying to get possession of it, and objecting to it being entered in the minutes.

The mandates were afterwards being examined and a heated discussion was proceeding when the meeting was dissolved, and the chairman and a number of members left the room.

Between 30 and 40 members remained behind, who elected Mr. Bicket, flesher, as chairman, and Mr. Orr, postmaster, as clerk.

For upwards of two hours a lively discussion took place on several points of the water question, the speakers being Messrs Roxburgh, Finlay, Campbell, Thomson, Gemmell, and others.

A resolution was unanimously agreed to that Irvine Town Council be asked, before considering the heads of agreement with the Local Authority, to state what the water would cost for the first six years and for the four following years.

A committee was appointed to report to the Board of Supervision.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1886

NORTH AYRSHIRE VOTERS ROLL

The new roll, just made up, shows a remarkable decrease in the number of persons entitled to vote in the election of a Member of Parliament in North Ayrshire.

In Stevenston the decrease is at the rate of 20 per cent.

Stevenston:
1885-86, 656;
1886-87, 528;
Decrease, 128.

The decrease is due to an unusual indifference to political rights, to bad trade, which has increased the number of people who have failed to pay poor-rates, and to a decrease in the population.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 OCTOBER 1911

OPENING OF ARDEER NEW HALLS

On Friday night Stevenston Unionist Association held a concert and dance in the new halls at Ardeer, and the building was opened by Captain Duncan Campbell, D.S.O.

Mr. William Kerr, Izaville, Stevenston, presided over a crowded meeting.

Captain Campbell said it was curious that the Unionist party, which was supposed to be the party of the classes and not of the masses, should have been the party in Stevenston to come forward and provide halls for the good of the whole community. Of course the object of the halls to a great extent was for the furtherance of the tenets of the Unionist party, but they also provided a place for everyone in the community in which to enjoy social intercourse and high-class entertainment.

The building has two halls, one with accommodation for 750 persons and the other for 140. At the rear are billiard and reading rooms, and the building is lighted with electric light.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 OCTOBER 1871

BIRTH

At Ardeer House, Ayrshire, on the 2nd instant, the wife of Patrick Warner, Esquire, of Ardeer; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1887

DEATH

COLLINS: At Hayocks Lodge, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 3rd instant, of blood poisoning, aged 3 years and 10 months, Harry Walter Martin, youngest son of Edward Collins, Kelvindale.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 OCTOBER 1888

MARRIAGE

WATT – COWAN: At Main Street, Stevenston, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. J. Livingstone, James Watt, chief engineer, to Jessie Paton, only daughter of Robert Cowan.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
8 OCTOBER 1888

FOOTBALL
KILMAURS THISTLE v. STEVENSTON THISTLE

In the first round of the Ayrshire Cup these clubs met at Kilmaurs. Stevenston scored twice in the first half and Kilmaurs three in the second, a hard fought game ending in favour of Kilmaurs by 3 goals to 2.

KILBIRNIE BRIDGEND v. STEVENSTON DYNAMITE

At Stevenston, resulting in favour of the Bridgend by 7 goals to 4.
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GREENOCK ADVERTISER
9 OCTOBER 1849

DEATH

Crawford Baird, surgeon, late of Stevenston, died at Port Glasgow on 27 September, 1849.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 OCTOBER 1882

FOOTBALL
DYNAMITE (STEVENSTON) v. ACADEMICALS (IRVINE)


Dynamite club won by two goals to one.
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Post by Hughie » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:34 am

Kilmarnock Herald
October 10, 1952

He Aims At English Style Pub

When you go for a 'quick one' or two does your wife know where you are?
There's one man would like her to know; indeed he would like her to be with you. Who's this? He's a publican-but with a difference. Alec Jamieson, licensee of the Grant Arms, Stevenston, doesn't go for the traditional Scottish style of 'spit and sawdust' drinking. He would like to see Scottish 'pubs' run more on the English style, where a woman can go with her husband into a congenial atmosphere.

Towards this end Alee has made great improvements in the premises since he took them over. Apart from modernising the bar and sitting rooms he has converted an annexe behind the main building into a comfortable lounge complete with cocktail bar. A social club has been started with initial success. Next week they make a new departure by holding a carnival dance in Ardeer Halls. Novelties galore are planned and an outstanding success is anticipated. Full particulars of this function appear in our advertisement columns.

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