Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 JULY 1960

BIRTH – NEILLY

At Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, on 2nd July, 1960, to Mr and Mrs J. Neilly, Bellvue, High Road, Stevenston, twins ( a son and daughter) prematurely – all well.
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EVENING TIMES
5 JULY 1958

ORANGE WALK

The Glasgow Loyal Orange Lodge rallied in Cathedral Street today for their annual Walk, which this year is to Stevenston, Ayrshire.

Altogether between 70,000 and 80,000 people are going to the Walk.

The Orangemen will assemble in Auchenharvie Estate, between Saltcoats and Stevenston, and, escorted by bands, will march through the principal streets to the shore, where they will be address be their leaders.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 JULY 1900

STEVENSTON - ACCIDENT

Yesterday John Harvey, a labourer in Ardeer Factory, who resides in Green Street, Saltcoats, while engaged unloading goods from a waggon fell to the ground, and sustained severe injuries about the head.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1898

STEVENSTON - YOUNG MAN DROWNED

Yesterday afternoon the body of a man about 20 years of age was found on the beach at Ardeer. It is supposed that he had been bathing, and had been seized with cramp, as his clothes were found a short distance off.

The body was removed to the mortuary, where it awaits identification.

In the pocket was found, among other things, a half-return ticket Saltcoats to Kilmarnock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JULY 1911

STEVENSTON FREE CHURCH - SALE OF WORK

In the public School, Stevenston, a sale of work under auspices of the Free Church was opened yesterday by Lady Nathan, Ardeer – the Rev. Principal McCulloch, Edinburgh presiding.

The object of the sale is to raise funds for cleaning and repainting the church, installing heating apparatus, hall extension, and a new vestry.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JULY 1913

WAGES AT ARDEER– INQUIRY BY ADMIRALTY

In consequence of the recent labour dispute at the Ardeer Factory of Messrs Nobel’s Explosives Company, two officials of the Admiralty – Mr G. B. Cobb and Mr J. A. Stockwell – are at present conducting an inquiry in St. Enoch Station Hotel, Glasgow, regarding the operation of the fair wages clause at the company’s works in the district.

The inquiry has been undertaken in response to an application by the men’s organisation, the Scottish Union of Dock Labourers.

It may be recalled that in a letter dated June 20, Sir George Askwith stated in reply to the secretary of the union that the Admiralty Commissioners had received a report of the Board of Trade on the wages of certain classes of labour in the Ardeer district, but that in their opinion it did not go far enough to enable them to decide whether the fair wages clause had been fulfilled or not. It would be necessary, they considered, to make further investigation, and they promised to do so whenever work was resumed.

The inquiry which is being held in private, was begun on Saturday and was continued yesterday afternoon.

Evidence has now been given on behalf of the men by Mr Gilbert Lewis, president of the Scottish Union of Dock Labourers.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1912

BIRTH - YOUNG

At Nobel Villas, Stevenston, on 7th instant, to Mr and Mrs A. R. Young; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1911

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – William Cambridge, (2) 74; James Beveridge, (4) 75; D. B. McLean, (5) 76; and G. McGregor, (9) 78.

Robertson Medal – William Allan, (18), 78; and R. Gemmell, (10) 78.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1910

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – A. Frew, winner, (9) 73; D. G. Guthrie, (4) 76; G. McGregor, (9) 78; and George S. Millar. (5) 79.

Robertson Medal – H. M. Wyllie, winner, (18) 73; Robert Conn, (10) 74; and A. Henderson, (12) 81.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1911

STEVENSTON FREE CHURCH – SALE OF WORK

A successful sale of work was held in the Public School, Stevenston, on Friday and Saturday, July 7 and 8. The sum aimed at was £200, in order to put in a new heating apparatus, paint the church, alter windows, enlarge the hall, and build a vestry.

On Friday the Rev. Principal McCulloch presided and introduced Lady Nathan, Ardeer, who declared the sale open.

On Saturday the Rev. Professor Alexander, B.D., Moderator of the Free Church presided and introduced Lady Gertrude Cochrane, who declared the sale open.

The sum realised amounts to £240.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1911

DEATH - WATT

At Orr’s Buildings, Stevenston, on 11th July, John Watt, late of Bashaw Farm, Kilbirnie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JULY 1913

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

Heys Medal – John Gemmell, junior, (9) 71; Alexander Donnachie, (18) 72; and E. Wilson, (12) 73.

Robertson Medal – D. Lochhead, (18) 78; G. Steedman, (14) 82; W. McCall, (14) 83; and G. C. Guthrie, (15) 85.
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