Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
12 MARCH 1874

MINERS’ CONFERENCE IN GLASGOW

A meeting of delegates from all mining districts of Scotland was held in Allan’s Temperance Hotel, Glasgow, yesterday.

Reports were called for: -

Den, Dalry, Kilwinning, Stevenston, Kilmarnock, Hurlford, and Galston – no alteration.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
12 MARCH 1915

Died on service, Private MATTHEW WOOD, (18), 2nd Battalion Gordon Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Stevenston; enlisted at Stevenston; son of David and Helen Wood, 8 Williamson Place, Johnstone.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1870

SEVENTH AYRSHIRE (SALTCOATS AND STEVENSTON) RIFLE VOLUNTEERS’

The annual soiree and ball of this company was held in the Ardeer Schoolroom, Stevenston, which was kindly granted for the occasion, on Friday evening, the 11th instant.

Captain Anderson occupied the chair, and Lieutenant Lockhart, Ensign McDonnell, and Mr Wood officiated as croupiers.

After partaking of tea and its accompaniments, several appropriate addresses were delivered by the chairman and others present.

With song and sentiment the company enjoyed themselves till about half past ten o’clock, when dancing commenced, and continued with a brief interval for refreshments at one o’clock, till an advanced hour in the morning.

Mr R. Paton, Dalry, provided the music, which was excellent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1871

FATAL FALL DOWN A PIT SHAFT

On the afternoon of Saturday last, a fatal accident occurred at No. 4 Auchenharvie Pit, Stevenston, near Saltcoats. An old man, named PETER HUGHES, who hawks coals, fell down the shaft and was instantly killed.

No one observed the accident; but as the man was over seventy years of age, and was very defective in sight, it is supposed he had not observed the opening.

His corpse was much mangled.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1878

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, WILLIAM THOMSON, a collier, and MARY DICKIE or THOMSON, his wife, residing in a Saltcoats lodging-house, were charged with the theft of a cast winding rope at No. 1 Auchenharvie coal pit on the 9th instant.

The pleaded not guilty and evidence was led, which resulted in the conviction of the husband, while the charge against the wife was found not proven.

He was sentenced to 30 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MARCH 1874

MARRIAGE

At 75 Houston Street, Glasgow, on the 16th instant, by the Rev. R. K. Monteath, Joseph Madden, to Elizabeth B. McCulloch, eldest daughter of the late John McCulloch, M.D., of Ardeer Iron Works, Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1900

SALE OF TENT GROUND FOR EGLINTON HUNT MEETING AT IRVINE

Yesterday afternoon the stances for refreshment tents for the sale of excisable liquors took place at Bogside for two days of the Eglinton Hunt Meeting.

The total sum raised was £150, including: -

£10 – Alexander Thom, Stevenston.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1921

MARRIAGE

STIRRAT – CAMPBELL: At Prince of Wales Halls, Glasgow, on 23rd March, by the Rev. Robert P. Fairlie, M.A., New Ardrossan Parish Church, Matthew Stirrat, Lebon, Garven Road, Stevenston, to Agnes Neish, younger daughter of the late Thomas Campbell, Maryville, Anderson Terrace, Ardrossan.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1866

DEATH

At Arran Place, Ardrossan, on the 21st instant, in her 83rd year, Agnes, daughter of the late Patrick Warner, Esquire, of Ardeer.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 MARCH 1918

Died on service, Corporal WILLIAM CONWAY, (22), 7th Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders, son of Robert and Margaret Conway, 11 Townhead Street, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Mr and Mrs Conway, 11 Townhead, Stevenston, have received intimation that their son, Corporal W. J. Conway, Black Watch, was posted missing on the 26th March. He is about 22 years of age, and enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war. He saw service in Salonica and Mesopotamia, and latterly on another front.

Before enlisting he was employed by J. Morrison & Sons Limited, Stevenston, where he served his time as a baker.

His mother and father will acknowledge any information regarding him.”
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1861

AYRSHIRE HARRIERS

The Ayrshire Harriers will meet today, weather permitting, at Seabank, by Stevenston, at half-past eleven.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:07 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 MARCH 1860

TO LET, UNFURNISHED FOR ONE OR MORE YEARS
THE MANSION HOUSE OF HAYOCKS, WITH OFFICES AND GARDENS


The house commands a fine view of the Arran Hills and Ayrshire Coast, and is little more than a mile from the Kilwinning and Stevenston stations of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway. The house will be painted and papered to suit the taste of the tenant, and one or more grass parks may be rented after the present year, if required.

Apply to the Proprietor, at Kerelaw
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