Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
11 JANUARY 1888

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

At the meeting of Commissioners on Monday night – Provost McIsaac presiding – it was resolved to form main sewers in Springvale Street, in the street facing the railway at the back of Caledonia Road, and in the street running from Eglinton Street to Winton Circus, the committee being instructed to obtain offers for the work.

It was agreed that steps should be taken by a committee to ascertain the feeling of the Townhouse Committee as to transferring their rights to the burgh.

Mr Alpine moved that the owners be assessed for rents under £4 instead of occupiers, Bailie Campbell seconded. It was agreed to take the vote on the question at the next meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1881

HOME FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN

The home for destitute children supported by Ewing Place Church, Glasgow, presented a lively scene on Monday evening, the children (about 40 in number) having assembled in the hall attached to the Home for their fifth New Year’s treat.

The hall was beautifully decorated, and a beautiful Christmas tree, loaded with tempting presents, occupied the centre of the room, while presents of useful articles of dress (valued at £75) sent by Glasgow friends, were hung in conspicuous places. The presents on the Christmas tree, together with a number of books, were distributed to the children by Mrs Stewart (wife of the Rev. George Stewart, Trinity Free Church, Glasgow), and the juveniles seemed to be highly delighted with the operation.

The smart, cheerful, and tidy appearance of the youngsters, who were wont to be gutter children in the city, reflected credit on Mr Fulton, the superintendent, and his able assistant, Miss Smith.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1887

GLASGOW HOMES FOR DISTITUTE CHILDREN

The annual meeting and Christmas tree in connection with the Homes for Destitute Children at Canal Bank and Rockvale, Saltcoats, took place yesterday in the Free Church Hall. There was a large attendance, including local and Glasgow ladies and gentlemen.

The children, numbering about 80, presented a cheerful, tidy appearance.

Mr J. Galloway, of Kilmeny, presided.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1885

BIRTH

SMITH: At Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, Mrs John Smith, junior; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1885

IRVINE DISTRICT ROAD TRUSTEES

At a meeting of this Board yesterday – the Hon. G. R. Vernon presiding – the meeting approved of the recommendation of a committee to widen Stanley Burn Bridge, Saltcoats, about 8 feet.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
13 JANUARY 1917

Died on service, Private JAMES THOMSON, (25), 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Janet Brown Thomson, and the late William Thomson, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JANUARY 1883

DEATH

BROWN: At Canal Street, Saltcoats, on the 9th instant, Agnes, surviving daughter of the late John Brown, watchmaker there.
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GREENOCK ADVERTISER
15 JANUARY 1839

MARRIAGE

Captain Alexander McBride of the LORD BYRON of Port Glasgow, to Anne, second daughter of John Cunningham, carpenter, Saltcoats, on 8th January, 1839.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1888

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS 2ND XI v. STEVENSTON THISTLE 2ND XI
At Saltcoats


Result: - A draw 1 goal each.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1889

BIRTH

SMITH: At 5 Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 15th instant, Mrs John Smith; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1889

GLASGOW HOMES FOR DESTITUTE CHILDREN

The annual meeting and Christmas tree in connection with the Glasgow Homes for Destitute Children at Saltcoats took place in the Free Church Hall yesterday.

Mr John Galloway, of Kilmeny, Ardrossan, presided.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:36 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 JANUARY 1889

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

The usual monthly meeting of the Commissioners took place on Monday night – Provost McIsaac presiding.

A sketch of the site of the new Town Hall was submitted. It was agreed to hold a special meeting to consider the same, and in the meantime remitted the sketch to Bailie Miller to confer with the chairman and secretary of the trustees as to a better adjustment of the boundaries and report.,

An intimation was read from the agent of the Glasgow & South Western Railway Company that the company intend to promote a bill to enable them to shut the railway crossing at McLachlan’s Lane, and to open a new road from Kyleshill Bridge to Seaview Road.

The matter was referred to a committee.
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