Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
February 26, 1943

Letter to the Editor - A Star Is Born

Dear Sir,-
Competent judges of classical footballers are of the opinion that Gibbie McKenzie, Hamilton Acas. accomplished half-back, will wear Scotland's colours at Hampden in April.

The big Saltcoats lad is dishing up "hot stuff" just now. Your columnists as well as others more distinguished will, I am sure, agree that Gilbert only needs to play his usual club game to enhance his reputation.

This constructive half-back could make the "taverns roar" in a big game. He is tough and as cool as a cucumber. An international team without an Ayrshire man is like a ship without a rudder anyway.- Yours in sport,
LESLIE MACGREGOR.
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Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
March 23, 1984

Looking Back - on this day

A bar and disco in a Saltcoats hotel were extensively damaged by fire on Wednesday in the worst of three blazes to hit the town in less than a week. The fire gutted Joe Bananas Bar and Tokoi Joe's disco at the Sands Hotel in Canal Street and caused smoke damage to other parts of the building. Owner John Lynch, his wife Janette and their baby were in the building at the time along with staff and one resident, but no-one was hurt.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
April 12, 1946

Saltcoats

Applications for renewal of certificates were granted in respect of six grocers, 13 public houses, and one hotel (six-day licence). Permission was also granted to Samuel Paton, Winton Hotel, Ardrossan, to transfer a grocer's certificate, at present in the name of W. B. Knox, for premises at 27 Raise Street.
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“Winton Hotel” would that be the Station Hotel?
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
April 18, 1952

Babies for Old People
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'Belling Baby' cookers at a cost of £11 12s each are to be installed in the houses for old people at Mayfield site, Saltcoats. :roll:
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The Daily Record
April 27, 1989

Now more schools face the axe

THE AXE is poised over two secondary schools, 10 primaries and two special schools.
Strathclyde Region's education committee yesterday approved issuing consultative documents on the proposals. The secondary schools are Cowdenknowes High School, Greenock, and Glenwood Secondary Castlemilk, Glasgow.

Primaries are St Pius, Drumchapel; Hamilton's Barncluith, Ferniegair and Low Waters, which would be replaced by a new school;
Saltcoats' Argyle and Kyleshill to merge in a new school on the Argyle site and St Mary's to merge with St Brendan's;

Greenock's Ladyburn to merge with Highholm, Craigieknowes with Hillend and St Saviour's to amalgamate with St Andrew's.

Two special schools are affected - Segdoune, Kilwinning and Craigbank, Ardrossan, would combine with Ardrossan's James McFarlane School.
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Ayr observer And Galloway Chronicle
May 11, 1888

New U.P. Church For Saltcoats

At a meeting of the managers of Saltcoats U.P. Church on Monday night it was announced who the successful offerers were for the various parts of the work in connection with the building of the new church. The mason work will be executed by James Miller; joiner work, James Cowan; plumber work, James Fullerton - all of Saltcoats; heating, Samuel Black & Co., Ardrossan; slater work, John Johnston, Irvine; plasterer work, David Stobbo, Irvine. The site is on the north side of Dockhead Street, near to the Royal Bank. The church will be of the Gothic style of architecture, and, possessing all the modern improvements, it will be built to seat 450 persons. Building operations will be commerced immediately. The architects are Mesers Baldie & Tennant, Glasgow.
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Hughie wrote: Thu May 11, 2023 4:08 am Ayr observer And Galloway Chronicle
May 11, 1888

New U.P. Church For Saltcoats

The site is on the north side of Dockhead Street, near to the Royal Bank. The church will be of the Gothic style of architecture, and, possessing all the modern improvements, it will be built to seat 450 persons. The architects are Mesers Baldie & Tennant, Glasgow.
Same architects as did the Landsborough Church which must have stood where the car park now is for Saltcoats Labour Club??
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I'm not sure where the car park is, but Landsborough Church, originally called the Free Church, stood on Finlay's Brae at Nineyard Street.

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The Glasgow Herald
June 22, 1888

Saltcoats - Alleged Shoplifting By A Returned Convict

On Wednesday Elizabeth McInalty or Howitt was taken to Kilmarnock to be tried before the Sheriff, charged with shoplifting. Her arrest was smartly effected by Inspector Smith, who was informed that she had attempted to steal a shirt from a shop door in Dockhead Street. He watched her movements, and, McInalty having been joined by another woman, he obtained the assistance of Constable Sloan, and arrested the pair as they were loitering near a pawn office. Four new aprons were found in McInalty's possession. On inquiry at the pawn office it was found that two new aprons and a pair of trousers had been pledged. These goods were identified by local shopkeepers as having been stolen. The companion of McInalty was liberated. McInalty, after emitting a declaration, was committed to prison. She received 7 years' penal servitude in 1852 for breaking into a shop in Saltcoats, and since then has had short terms of imprisonment.

Oops! Just realised this was already posted a few years ago by PT.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
July 2, 1948

Saltcoats Swimming Gala

Saltcoats Amateur Swimming Club held their first gala of the 1948 season last Saturday afternoon when Police-Judge Shore presided. The unsettled weather conditions may have had some effect on the attendance but there were some 300-400 present including a fair representation from schools in the area.

The chief event was the competition for the Morton Shield presented by Mrs Morton, Galston, for competition among school teams and the honour of being the first winners of the trophy fell to Stevenston H.G. School with Ardrossan Academy as runners-up. The H.G. School team was W. Cherry, A. McEwan, M. Jamieson and E. Kelly.
Other winners were:-
Tennant Cup (under 14)-1, Ardrossan Academy (Joyce Tait, Ann Rae, Raymond Douglas and William Arbuckle); 2, Saltcoats Public School.
McGeorge House Trophy (Confined to Ardrossan Academy)- 1 Castle (Allan Davidson, Iris Lindsay, Audrey Gibb and Allan McFarlane); 2, Stanley; 3, Montfode.
Kyle Trophy (100 yards breast stroke-girls 12 and under)-1, Joyce Tait; 2, Marjorie Jamieson 25 yards learners (girls)-1, M. Barbour: 2, C. Flynn.

25 yards learners (boys)-1, W. Cherry; 2, J. Carson.
50 yards breast stroke (girls under 14)-1, Ann Rae; 2, Marjorie Jamieson.
60 yards free style (ladies)-1, Beth Smith: 2, Dorothy Giovannetti.
60 yards free style (gents)-1, A. McGregor; 2, D. Hyndman. Chute Plunge-D. Cherry.
Diving-1, T. Armour; 2, R. McCallum.
100 yards breast stroke (ladies) --1, Joyce Tait; 2, Ann Rae.
100 yards breast stroke (gents) -1, R. McCallum; 2, T. Armour. Obstacle Race- Beth Smith.
A demonstration of life-saving was given by two girl members of the club and at the end of the programme Mrs Tait, wife of the club president, presented the prizes to the winners.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
August 3, 1951

New Cinema For Saltcoats

Ayr County Council has granted permission for the erection of a cinema at Kirkgate, Saltcoats.

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It never eventuated. But I wonder why they'd even consider a fourth cinema in the town, and right behind the La Scala cinema. BTW I only just recently found that that Kirkgate area was used for the showgrounds during WW2 rather than the Braes - here's part of a newspaper article.

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