Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1913

STEVENSTON FORESHORE

At a meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr James Patrick presiding – a letter was read from Mr Patrick Warner of Ardeer, regretting that owing to circumstances intervening he would be prevented from letting the foreshore in the meantime, and the negotiations would require to be discontinued.

The Parish Council had been trying to obtain a ten years’ lease of the foreshore.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1958

MURDER CHARGE

In the High Court at Edinburgh yesterday, Lord Thomson, Lord Justice-Clerk, ordered that Alexander Phillips Edwards, (17), seaman, be detained during Her Majesty’s pleasure. Edwards was found unfit to plead to an indictment alleging the murder of Charles Ward, (58), of Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the Kilmarnock/Irvine Road on October 26 last by striking him repeatedly over the head with a bottle.

Ward was a retired vanman who lived with his sister, Bailie Elizabeth Murdoch, at Stevenston.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court a special plea of insanity in bar of trial had been tendered and yesterday, Mr H. C. Johnston, advocate, for the accused, led medical evidence in support of this plea.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1856

DEATH

HALDANE: At Broom House, Stevenston, on the 5th instant, aged 46 years, Mr Thomas Haldane, contractor.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1911

DEATH

SINCLAIR: At Withnell, Stevenston, on the 6th instant, Donald Sinclair, late of Ardeer Store, aged 62 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1912

STEVENSTON PARISH COUNCIL

At the monthly meeting of Stevenston Parish Council – Mr James Patrick presiding – a letter was read from the secretary of the Cuninghame Combination Poorhouse asking the opinion of the Council on a suggestion to conjoin the offices of medical officer and governor of the poorhouse, the former being vacant through the death of Doctor Auld.

The Council disapproved of the suggestion, but resolved to give their two delegates full powers to vote as they thought proper at the meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1914

FOOTBALL – RESERVE LEAGUE

Result: - Stevenston United, 1; Partick Thistle, 0.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1877

STEVENSTON – STATE OF ROADS

At a public meeting held on Thursday – Mr Crum in the chair – it was resolved to raise the £45 required to assist in putting Station Road in repair before being taken over by the Trustees as a parish road, and the former committee was appointed to raise the funds and to see the necessary repairs done.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1914

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

The Council of the Scottish Football Association met at 6 Carlton Place, Glasgow, last night, Mr A. M. Robertson (Stenhousemuir) presided.

The ballot for the third round of the Scottish Cup included: -

Stevenston United v. Peebles Rovers.

Tie to be played on February 21.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1912

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – John Greenlees, (scratch) 76; William Reid, (plus 2) 79.

Robertson Medal – Hugh Shedden, (10) 80; Andrew Craig, (16) 82.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1911

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – J. Greenlees, (scratch) 78, former winner; T. F. Cowie, (3) 80; William Reid, (plus 2) 81; R. Conn, (7) 82.

Robertson Medal – N. H. Cosh, former winner, (15) 73; J. Ballantyne, (18) 77.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1948

EXPLOSIVE FACTORY ACCIDENT - FIVE WORKERS HURT AT ARDEER

Five workers were injured in an explosion, described by an official as “not severe,” which occurred yesterday at the explosives factory of Imperial Chemical Industries at Ardeer, Ayrshire.

Cathie Douglas, (24), 20 Kirkhall Drive, Ardrossan (face and arm burns), and Annie Burgess, (45), 20 Allan Square, Irvine (face injury), were taken to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, where their condition last night was stated “not critical”.

The three other injured workers were able to go home after receiving treatment at the factory.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1899

WIFE ASSAULT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, William Beattie, senior, brusher, Ardeer Square, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to having on the 11th instant, assaulted his wife, Martha Hughes or Beattie, by kicking her on the body and right hand.

He had been previously convicted. Sentence of £3 or 30 days’ imprisonment was passed.
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