Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MAY 1913

AYRSHIRE LICENSING APPEAL COURT

An appeal by A. W. Syme, Ardrossan, against the refusal of the Northern District Committee to grant him a renewal of the inn and hotel licence for the Station Hotel, Ardrossan, was dismissed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MAY 1913

INDUCTION AT ARDROSSAN

The Rev. Dugald McArthur, B.D., late assistant Barony Parish Church, Glasgow, was yesterday ordained and inducted to the pastorate of New Ardrossan Parish Church.

The Rev. A. B. Thomson, Kilmarnock, preached and gave the charges.

Members of Irvine Presbytery and others were entertained to lunch in the Eglinton Arms Hotel – Mr Thomas Guthrie, solicitor, presiding.

At the social meeting held in the church in the evening the usual presentations were made to the new minister and to the moderator during the vacancy, the Rev. J. R. Spottiswood.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1911

ARDROSSAN AND WEST KILBRIDE FARMERS’ SOCIETY SHOW

The annual show under he auspices of the Ardrossan and West Kilbride Farmers’ Society took place on Saturday at Ardrossan.

A cold north-easterly wind blew across the field all day and soe showers of rain fell, yet there was a good attendance of spectators, especially to witness the sporting events of the afternoon.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1912

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

At the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Town Council – Provost Chrystie presiding – the Provost reported that the committee to which the question of taking over the South Beach Green had been remitted had been in communication with Lord Eglinton’s law agents, who stated that his Lordship was willing that the burgh should have the Green on certain conditions.

After discussion it was agreed to remit the whole affair back to the committee with a view to ascertaining what sum Lord Montgomerie would accept as his share.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1913

BIRTH - McINTOSH

At Lewis, Anderson Terrace, Ardrossan, on 13th May, to Mr and Mrs McIntosh; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MAY 1913

NO PORTUGUESE CONSULATE AT ARDROSSAN

Owing to trade between Portugal and the Ayrshire ports having dwindled away during the last 15 years it has been decided not to appoint a successor to Mr William Anderson, the former Portuguese Vice-Consul at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1911

DEATH - LAW

At Kenmuir, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, on the 15th instant, Marion Renwick, wife of John Law.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 MAY 1913

SMACK FOUNDERS AT ARDROSSAN

On Wednesday evening the smack JESSIE KERR, carrying a cargo of coal from Ardrossan to Millport, grounded on a edge of rock within the breakwater at Ardrossan Harbour, and shortly afterwards sank.

It is thought it will be possible to re-float the vessel, and Captain Orr, the harbourmaster, is lending the assistance of some of the harbour men for that purpose.
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17 MAY 1867

DEATH - McDONNELL

At 9 South Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 15th instant, Thomas McDonnell, senior, Esquire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MAY 1883

THEFT

At the pleading diet of a Sheriff and Jury Court at Kilmarnock yesterday, the following case was disposed of: -

Elizabeth McDonald or Hamilton, a notorious thief, who has been frequently convicted, on one occasion being sentenced at the Circuit Court to seven years’ penal servitude, pleaded guilty to the theft of a shawl at Ardrossan, on 30th March last, and was sent to prison for four months.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 MAY 1912

ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

At a meeting of Ardrossan Parish Council in Saltcoats, Dr. MacDonald was appointed medical officer for the district of New Ardrossan, and Dr. William Turner, Saltcoats, for the district of Old Ardrossan.

A report was submitted by the Inspector as to the circumstances of the children boarded out by the Parish Council.

It was agreed to increase the ordinary aliment payable from 3s to 3s 6d per week for each child, the Inspector to have the power to grant more in special cases. Necessary clothing is also to be supplied.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 MAY 1914

DEATH - McMEEKIN

At Bankside, South Beach Avenue, Ardrossan, on 16th May, 1914, Margaret McCallum, in her 82nd year, relict of Samuel McMeekin, tailor and clothier, late of Dalrymple and Ayr.
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