Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:56 am

GLASGOW HERALD
30 OCTOBER 1873

SALTCOATS LICENSING COURT

At the half-yearly Licensing Court, held on Tuesday – before Messrs Mutter, Halkett, Bailey, and Lockhart.

Hugh Smith, New Street, Stevenston, applied for a public-house license, but it was refused.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 NOVEMBER 1958

BAKING FIRM TAKEN OVER

The old-established wholesale bakery business of James Morrison & Sons Limited, whose headquarters are in Stevenston, Ayrshire, has been taken over by Spillers Limited, flour millers, Glasgow.

The firm, one of the few remaining independent wholesale bakery companies in Scotland, employ nearly 100 workers. They concentrate largely on deliveries of loaf bread in the Ayr and Greenock areas. In addition to breadmaking they also produce pastries and rolls. They have several retail shops in the district.

James Morrison & Sons began as a small bakery in Argyle Street, Glasgow, in the 1860s. After their removal to Ayrshire they were developed largely by the senior director, Mr James Morrison.

Mr Morrison, who is 99, became the first Provost of Stevenston when the town received burgh status several years ago. There are three directors, the two others being Mr Morrison’s sons. Mr Morrison has been honorary treasurer of the Master Bakers’ Benevolent Fund for more than 50 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 NOVEMBER 1920

FOOTBALL - WESTERN LEAGUE

Girvan Athletic, 1; Stevenston United, 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 NOVEMBER 1874

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

The ordinary monthly meeting of the Parochial Board of this parish was held on Friday evening – Mr William Lockhart of Mayfield in the chair.

A large number of pauper cases were disposed of.

The Registrar’s half-yearly list of defaulters under the Vaccination Act was presented, and the children – two in number – ordered to be vaccinated.

An application for education to two children under the 69th section of the Education (Scotland) Act was refused.

The inspector was allowed £150 to pay the half-yearly accounts, and to provide for payments to the poor till next meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 NOVEMBER 1874

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

Mr Arthur Guthrie, publisher, Ardrossan, has been elected to, and has accepted, one of the vacant seats at the School Board in this parish.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 NOVEMBER 1881

THE STEVENSTON SPECIAL WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT

At a meeting of the Local Authority of the parish of Stevenston, held on 2nd September last, the members adopted a resolution forming part of the parish of Stevenston into a special water supply district.

The district, as formed by the Local Authority, included a large portion of the lands belonging to Mr Patrick Warner of Ardeer; the trustees of the late Mr Gavin Fullarton of Kerelaw; and Mr Arthur Wellesley Robertson Cuninghame of Auchenharvie, respectively; and also the mineral field leased by the Stevenston Coal Company.

The proprietors of these lands considered themselves aggrieved by their lands being included in the proposed district, and appealed against the resolution of the Local Authority to the Sheriff of the county.

Sheriff Anderson has now disposed of the appeals in the following interlocutor and note: -

“Kilmarnock, 9th November, 1881 –

The Sheriff Substitute having met with the parties to this action and perambulated the proposed water supply district, and having afterwards heard parties’ procurators, and considered the productions and whole process, disapproves of the special water supply district proposed by the respondents, the Local Authority for the parish of Stevenston, as designated by a blue line on the plan of ordnance survey sheet No. 4 of process: -

Finds that no portion of the lands of the appellants, coloured red, green, yellow, blue, or pink on said plan, with the exception of the ground coloured pink, occupied by the Ardeer Iron and Chemical Works of Messrs Merry & Cuninghame and the workmen’s houses adjacent to and connected therewith, ought to be included:

Remits to James M. Pearson, civil engineer, Kilmarnock, to delineate on another copy of the ordnance survey sheet No. 4, a special water supply district in accordance with above findings, and also to include the new buildings near the railway station as shown in No. 11, coloured red, and any other houses adjacent to the town of Stevenston:

Finds the respondents liable in expenses:

Allows the petitioners to give in an account thereof, and remits the same when lodged to the auditor of Court to tax and report, and descerns.

Signed THOMAS ANDERSON."


The Sheriff-Substitute appends a lengthened note to his interlocutor in the course of which he gives a variety of reasons for his decision. He says: -

“The Sheriff-Substitute regrets to say that he differs entirely from the Local Authority of Stevenston. He can discover no rational or intelligible ground for forming the district proposed, unless it be to relieve the ratepayers of the town of Stevenston at the expense of the adjoining proprietors, and this he cannot suppose any responsible public board entrusted with carrying out the provisions of an important statue could possibly argue to be justifiable.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 NOVEMBER 1878

DEATH

PENNEL: At Boglemart Street, Stevenston, on the 9th instant, aged 67 years, Janet Pennel.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
12 NOVEMBER 1881

THE STEVENSTON SPECIAL WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT

A meeting of the Water Supply District Committee was held in Kyleshill School, Saltcoats, on Thursday night, to consider the interlocutor issued by Sheriff-Substitute Anderson in connection with the Stevenston Water Supply District, and which appeared in yesterday’s Herald.

The meeting disapproved of the Sheriff-Substitute’s findings, and resolved to appeal to the Sheriff Principal.

In the appeal at the instance of Messrs Merry & Cuninghame, Eglinton Iron Company, and Nobel’s Explosive Company, the Sheriff-Substitute dismisses the appeal on the grounds stated in his interlocutor and note.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1916

STEVENSTON PARISH COUNCIL

At a meeting held in the Temperance Institute, Stevenston, under the auspices of the local Parish Council, the Carnegie Memorial Certificate was awarded to Mrs David H. Forrester, whose husband was drowned while gallantly attempting to rescue a man who was bathing at the Ardeer beach.

Mr William Kirkwood presided.

Mr James Morrison made the presentation, and read a letter from the Carnegie Trust, which stated that, in addition to the memorial, they would pay to his widow £1 per week for life, and 2s 6d per week to each of the two children until they attained the age of 14 years.

Mr John McDonald, representing Nobel’s Explosives Workers intimated that the workers had raised over £200, which was lodged in the bank on deposit receipt for Mrs Forrester.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
18 NOVEMBER 1870

DEATH

At Boston, United States, on the 2nd instant, James Alexander, late of Stevenston, Ayrshire.
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