Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1882

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

The monthly meeting for the handicap presented by Mr Robertson, the captain of the club, was played over Ardeer Links on Saturday.

A portion of the links was covered with water through the recent floods, and in consequence the usual nature had to be departed from and two round of nine holes were substituted. There was a gusty wind prevailing, though the weather on the whole was favourable.

The winner was Kenneth MacDonald.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1885

FIRE – STEVENSTON

On Wednesday night, shortly before twelve o’clock, a shop tenanted by Mr David Cree, and used as a sale-room for unredeemed pledges, was discovered on fire. A man living next door was aroused by smoke, which he found was coming from below a side door in the close and the front door of Mr Cree’s shop.

He gave an alarm, and an entrance having been effected at the side door, it was found that the stock in the shop was in flames.

From the Stevenston burn, which runs opposite the house, a plentiful supply of water was got and thrown on the fire, which in less than a couple of hour was completely extinguished, having been confined to the shop where it originated.

The stock, consisting of hardware, clothing, and woollen goods, was destroyed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1880

THE SMITH BEQUEST

The committee of this bequest for the parish of Stevenston report to the trustees that they have received from Mr Robert Wyllie, Kilwinning, the sum of £26 18s 3d as their share of the fund for the year 1879.

In clothing, school fees, and books they have expended money on 26 children in the parish.

On several occasions during the year they have visited the schools where the children are educated, and find that the attendance is fairly regular, and the progress satisfactory. They have also visited the parents of every family, and strongly recommended them to have their children regularly be at school and church.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1881

SEASONAL BENEVOLENCE

Upwards of £10 has been distributed among the poor of Saltcoats and Stevenston through the kindness of the Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston Benevolent Association in Glasgow, a similar proportion having been previously allocated to the deserving poor of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 JANUARY 1888

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

On Saturday members of this club met to compete for the monthly medal. The day was favourable for low scoring, and the course and putting greens were in capital order.

A most enjoyable two rounds of 9 holes each were played, and on comparing cards it was found that Provost McIsaac was the winner with the very creditable net score of 86.

In the afternoon a variety of singles and doubles was engaged in. Among others, a match with J. H. Roger and the young Ardeer professional against Mr Scott, of Aberdeen Golf Club, and Mr Robertson, came off, the latter couple being successful in both rounds.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1888

REGISTRATION RETURNS – STEVENSTON

The following is the registrar’s return for 1887: -

Births, 215; Deaths, 128; Marriages, 42.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1888

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

At a meeting of this Board on Monday – Mr D. Donaldson presiding – a letter was read from Mr Galloway, of Kilmeny, Ardrossan, manager of the Glasgow Homes for Destitute Children at Saltcoats, claiming two of the inmates were entitled to compete for the Smith Bursaries in respect that they are attending a public school in the parish of Stevenston, and have passed the fifth standard of the Scottish Code.

After discussion the Board agreed to submit a case for the opinion of the Scottish Education Department on the point raised by Mr Galloway as to whether children who are inmates of the homes at Saltcoats are entitled to compete for the Smith Bursaries.

It was reported that there was a balance of £21 in the hands of the treasurer of the Smith Bequest Fund.

The first meeting of the new Board was fixed to be held on 16th April.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JANUARY 1880

BIRTH

MARTIN: At Ardeer, Stevenston, on the 14th instant, the wife of D. R. Martin, Broxburn, of a son.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
20 JANUARY 1917

Died on service, Private ADAM WELSH, Corps of Royal Engineers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born Stevenston.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
20 JANUARY 1917

Died on service, Private CHARLES BROWN, 6/7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of William and Mary Brown, 17 Limekiln Road, Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1880

CURLING - EGLINTON GARNOCK CLUB v. STEVENSTON ASHGROVE UNION

These clubs met on Ashgrove Loch, Kilwinning, yesterday, and played a game of 21 ends with six rinks.

Result: - Eglinton Garnock, 131; Ashgrove Union, 98 – majority for Eglinton Garnock, 33 shots.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1881

CURLING – IRVINE STANECASTLE v. STEVENSTON PARISH

Played on Stanecastle Pond on Saturday, and resulted in a win for the strangers by 9 shots.
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