Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1879

BODY FOUND

Yesterday morning the body of a man was found on the shore opposite the farm of Drumbeg, parish of Kirkoswald. It was afterwards identified as that of Samuel Miller a seaman belonging to Saltcoats, who was drowned on 11th June last by the capsizing of a boat in Girvan Bay.

Deceased was about 55 years of age.

[A family intimation in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald indicates that Samuel's home address was Hamilton Street, Saltcoats.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1911

HOLIDAY RESORT – SALTCOATS

For the week-end we have had warm weather, which seems likely to continue. Monday was hot, but in the afternoon and evening a cool breeze prevailed, which made conditions out of doors enjoyable. Bathing both at the Salt Pans Pond and at the East Shore has been more popular than usual, a great many taking advantage of the facilities of these places. Motor boats are well patronised, and rowing boats are also in evidence. The town is well filled with visitors and the streets and shore are busy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1910

HOLIDAY RESORT – SALTCOATS

A welcome change in the weather has been experienced. The Holm Plantation has been greatly frequented, the trees giving agreeable shelter from the sun. The popularity of the large salt-water swimming pond is increasing. There is a large attendance of ladies during the time the pond is open to them. The musical fete in Melbourne Park was a great success. The surplus is to be used in carrying out further improvements at the bathing pond. A great many visitors are now in town.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1911

SALTCOATS TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – PROVOST MILLAR PRESIDING

At a meeting of Saltcoats Town Council it was unanimously agreed, on the motion of Mr Arnott, to remit to the Shores and Improvements Committee to ascertain the cost of reclaiming a piece of land at the bathing pond for the purpose of forming a recreation ground and minstrel stand.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1910

SALTCOATS AND A GLASGOW ENTERIC CASE

Some correspondence regarding a case of enteric fever was submitted to Saltcoats Town Council.

Dr. Chalmers, medical officer of health, Glasgow, wrote to Dr. McDonald, medical officer of health, Saltcoats, stating that a girl residing in Glasgow was removed to hospital suffering from enteric fever. The girl and other children of the family were on holiday in Saltcoats, and ate mussels (raw and boiled) gathered from the East Bay.

Dr. McDonald replied that the sanitary inspector stated that there are no mussels on the east shore, but only whelks and limpets, which are eaten by many at all times of the year. As no cases of enteric fever had occurred in Saltcoats this year, and the evidence of the cause of the Glasgow case being inconclusive, the Saltcoats Local Authority had taken exception to the publication in the newspapers of the statement in the report in connection with the case.

Dr. Chalmers replied stating that the information in the case was given by the family themselves to the inspector, and he (Dr. Chalmers) reported the matter among other things in his usual report to the Committee on Health.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1911

HOLIDAY RESORT – SALTCOATS

The warm weather continues, and on Wednesday there was bright sunshine throughout and a smooth sea. Many visitors frequent the bathing pond at the Saltpans. The golf course is well patronised, and driving excursions continue to be popular. The bowling club celebrated its jubilee on Wednesday afternoon, when a large number of guests were entertained at the green by Mr Hugh Thomson, honorary president, and games were played, representatives of neighbouring clubs being present. The trips by steamers attract many visitors from Saltcoats, the weather being all that could be desired for pleasure sailing.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1911

DROWNING ACCIDENT AT SALTCOATS

A visitor who has not yet been identified was accidentally drowned at Saltcoats while bathing yesterday afternoon. He went into the water at the rocks at the back of the old harbour.

After being in the sea for some time he was observed by some boys to be in difficulties. They raised an alarm and an attempt was made to rescue him. A boat put off to his assistance, and he was brought ashore, a distance of some 20 or 30 yards. Efforts were immediately made to restore animation, but without effect. The body was removed to the mortuary.

The accident took place some distance from the bathing pond at the east shore.

The body is that of a man about 50 or 60 years of age, of slim build, grey hair, wearing a dark tweed suit, white fold-down collar, blue tie, brown soft felt hat, and black lacing boots.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JULY 1910

HOLIDAY RESORT – SALTCOATS

Delightful weather prevails, with occasional cool breezes. For several evenings there have been beautiful sunsets. At the sea bathing pond there is a greatly increased attendance. Entries for the swimming gala on Saturday are numerous, and some good contests are expected. With a calm sea boating is now a favourite recreation. An agreeable resort is the Holm Plantation, where the mineral well maintains its popularity.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JULY 1911

DEATH - MORROW

Accidentally drowned while bathing at Saltcoats, on Wednesday, 12th instant, Archibald Morrow, retired engineer, Main Street, Glengarnock, in his 77th year.

GLASGOW HERALD
14 JULY 1911

DROWING ACCIDENT AT SALTCOATS

The body of the man drowned while bathing at Saltcoats has been identified as that of Archibald Morrow, retired engineer, residing at Main Street, Glengarnock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JULY 1912

ARDROSSAN AND SALTCOATS GOLF CLUB

Ladies Medal – Miss Kay, (14) 78; Miss M. M. Keys, (14) 81; Miss Beard, (16) 81; and Miss Watt, (12) 84.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JULY 1914

HOLIDAY RESORT – SALTCOATS

There has been a record attendance at the bathing ponds this season, double the numbers for the corresponding period last year. The town is well filled with visitors.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JULY 1900

ACCIDENT AT SALTCOATS

On Saturday afternoon Mr James Miller, builder, was on the roof of a two-storey house in Quay Street, Saltcoats, along with a mason, Robert Brooks, cementing the gable of the adjoining house, when the ladder broke, and both fell to the ground.

Mr Miller sustained a compound fracture of the left leg, but Brooks escaped with little injury.

Dr. McClymont attended to the injuries of Mr Miller.

A labourer who was also on the roof at the same time had a narrow escape, but he fell against the attic window, and was able to hold on till a ladder was held for him to reach the ground.
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