Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1913

DEATH

McBRIDE: At 34 Manse Street, Saltcoats, on 9th February, Margaret Hamilton, aged 79, widow of John McBride.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1911

YOUNG SCOTS SOCIETY

A meeting was held last night in the Lesser Town Hall, Saltcoats, to form a branch of the Young Scots Society. Doctor Charles Duguid occupied the chair, and the principles and constitution of the society was explained by Messrs William Laughland, Robert (illegible), and Walter Murray, as representing the National Council and Western Council.

On the motion of Mr John Pringle, it was unanimously decided to form a branch, and the office-bearers were elected.

Mr Anderson, a member of the Legislative Council of Newfoundland, spoke in support of the Society’s aims.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1914

DEATH

SMITH: Suddenly, at 41 Quay Street, Saltcoats, on 9th instant, Sarah Smith, beloved mother of Gipsy Pat Smith, evangelist.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1914

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

At the monthly meeting of the Saltcoats Town Council a recommendation by the Public Health Committee that all the members of the committee, together with the sanitary inspector, be appointed delegates to the annual congress of the Sanitary Association to be held at St. Andrews in September gave rise to some discussion.

This was objected to on the ground that it would cost the town nearly £26.

On a vote, however, being taken the committee’s recommendation was carried by the Provost’s casting vote.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1915

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Saltcoats Town Council, on the recommendation of the Shores and Improvements Committee, has requested the Burgh Surveyor to prepare a plan and estimate the cost of removing the wall separating Seaview Road from the old horse railway, the levelling of the ground and roadway, the erection of a bandstand, and the provision of stances for refreshment stalls.

The old railway is part of the land obtained from the superior at the purchase of the harbour.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1971

SURGEON TELLS COURT OF HEART MASSAGE

A surgeon giving evidence at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday said he had to massage the heart of an 18-year-old youth who was stabbed at Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in August to bring the youth back to life.

Mr Iqbal Khan, aged 36, assistant surgeon at Kilmarnock Infirmary, was giving evidence at the trial of Alexander Jackson, (15), who denies that, on August 14, in Robertson Crescent, Saltcoats, he repeatedly stabbed and attempted to murder Donald Scott, 66 Millar Road, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1913

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

By-laws for regulating Saltcoats Public Parks and the Esplanade have been framed by the Town Council, and forwarded to the Sheriff of Ayrshire and the Secretary for Scotland for confirmation.

One of the objects is to suppress gambling in public parks.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1914

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

In connection with the request of Saltcoats Town Council to the Postmaster-General for the removal of telegraph poles from the footpath between Saltcoats and Ardrossan because they constituted a danger to pedestrians, a letter has been received from headquarters stating that the poles will be removed to the hedge at the sidewalk.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1971

YOUTH GET SEVEN YEARS

Alexander Jackson, (15), of 24 Blakely Road, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, who attempted to murder an 18-year-old youth in Saltcoats in August, was ordered to be detained for seven years.

Lord Walker made the order under the Childrens and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, after Jackson was found guilty by a jury.

He had denied that he stabbed Donald Scott three times when the two had a quarrel.

One of the wounds, the court was told, penetrated Scott’s heart. When he was receiving medical attention in Kilmarnock Infirmary his heart stopped beating and had to massaged by a surgeon to revive the youth.

Jackson admitted six previous court appearance.

Passing sentence, Lord Walker told him: - “You have been found guilty of attempting to murder another young lad. I have great difficulty in knowing what to do with you. You are just on the threshold of manhood. In the circumstances I cannot do less than order you to be detained for seven years.”
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12 FEBRUARY 1982

LIFE FOR DEAF MUTE KILLER

Deaf mute William Mair was jailed for life in Glasgow today for murdering his lover’s daughter, aged 17.

Mair, (37), with straggling white hair, had the verdict interpreted to him in sign language. He stood with his head bowed in the dock at the High Court as the sentences were relayed to him.

Mair, of Giffen Road, Saltcoats, was also sentenced to eight years for attempting to murder his lover, aged 37.

Lord Hunter told Mair, “The sentence on a conviction for murder is prescribed by law. This court has no discretion as to the length of the sentence. Regarding the attempted murder, you will be sentenced to eight years imprisonment.”

The jury had taken over half an hour to reach their unanimous verdicts after a five-day trial.

As Mair left the dock he looked at the woman interpreter who has been his companion since the trial started, his eyes filled with tears.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1913

DEATH

ORR: At Darwhillen, Saltcoats, on 12th instant, Margaret Parker Orr, younger daughter of the late Thomas Orr, of Lochwinnoch and Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1914

THE REV. B. LYNCH

The Rev. B. Lynch, R.C. Church, Duntocher, has been appointed to the charge of Saltcoats.
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