Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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6 JULY 1968

MAN ADMITS MURDER

A 27-year-old unemployed plumber, Ian Breckenridge, pled guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court today to a charge of murder.

Breckenridge, 5 Clyde Terrace, Ardrossan, admitted that on April 24 at Crosbie Hill, West Kilbride, at a part about 500 yards north of Woodhead Farm, he assaulted Helen Carson, 30 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, strangled her, and murdered her.

Breckridge, who wore a dark suit and white polo-neck sweater was remitted by Sheriff R. N. Levitt to the High Court for sentence.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1911

VIP TRAVELS FROM ARDROSSAN

Viscount Kitchener of Khartoum crossed from Ardrossan to Belfast last night by the R.M.S. WOODCOCK en route to Dublin.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1975

AIRLIFT FOR CHILDREN HURT IN CAR CRASH

Two children injured in a road accident in which their father was killed, were flown by air ambulance from Campbeltown to a Glasgow Hospital.

Their father, Mr Ian Moran, aged 45, 12 Linnburn Terrace, Ardrossan, died when his car was in collision with a van on the Campbeltown to Tarbert road near Carmichael Farm.

His five children, Steven, (14); Christopher, (13); David, (9); Joan, (11), and Catherine, (5), were hurt, but only the two girls were flown to Glasgow and taken to the Royal Sick Children’s Hospital.

Their mother, Mrs Catherine Moran, who was also in the car, accompanied them.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JULY 1912

DEATH - CUMMING

At his residence, 81 Princes Street, Ardrossan, on 5th July, Alexander Cumming, aged 82 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 July 1912

COURT OF SESSION – BEFORE LORD HUNTER – AN ARDROSSAN ACCIDENT

The trial concluded of the action in which George Cruikshanks, fireman, 37 Clyde Street, Anderston, Glasgow, sued Ardrossan Harbour Company for £500 damages in respect of personal injuries.

While the pursuer, in December, 1911, was walking along the east side of Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan Harbour, he fell into the well of a coal hoist, the property of the defenders, and received serious injuries.

The pursuer alleges that the platform had been raised, and that the well was unprotected and insufficiently lighted, the night being a dark one.

The defenders denied liability, and explained that in making for his ship the pursuer should have avoided the hoist. They said they took all usual and necessary precautions for protecting, lighting, and working the hoist. It was, they said, impracticable to do more than was at present done to protect the well of the hoist while it was in use. They pleaded contributory negligence.

The jury, after an absence of 15 minutes, returned a unanimous verdict for the defenders.
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9 JULY 1958

CYCLIST KILLED AT ARDROSSAN

William Wallace, aged about 55, 10 Busbie Drive, Ardrossan, was killed yesterday when appearing to lose his balance, he fell from his pedal cycle under the rear wheel of a bus which was overtaking him.

Wallace, who was employed as a docker at Ardrossan Harbour, was on his way to work when the accident happened.
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Arbroath Herald
July 10, 1953

MARRIAGES

JACK-SMITH.-At Park Church, Ardrossan, on 27th June, 1953, by the Rev. Donald Currie, Charles Robb, younger son of Mrs Jean Jack, 5 Elmfield Avenue, Arbroath, to Elizabeth Love, second daughter of Mr and Mrs George Smith, 19 Rowanside Terrace, Ardrossan.
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10 JULY 1846

THE NEW ARDROSSAN SHEEP AND WOOL TRYST

The first of these markets, which are likely in succeeding years to be regarded as of deep interest and importance, was held at Ardrossan on Monday and Tuesday last, the 6th and 7th current.

The July meeting is intended to be what is termed a “character market” – that is, where stock or wool itself is not brought forward, but where purchases are made from the knowledge which the buyer already possesses, or has just obtained, of the character of the sheep produced on a certain given farm or district. This is the system pursued at the great market which has been long established at Inverness, which, in point of time, the Ardrossan meeting is intended immediately to precede, so that buyers and sellers will thus have two strings to their bow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1911

SAND-MODELLING COMPETITION

A sand-modelling competition for children took place at Ardrossan on Saturday under the auspices of the Town Council. Over 200 children took part. The weather was all that could be desired, although rather warm for the sports which followed.

The following were the principal winners: -

Sand Castles – Colina McQuiston, Nellie Gray, John Fulton, and David Wyllie.

Sports – Maggie McBride, Jean Rankine, Bessie Crawford, Kathie Melvin, Jessie Cameron, Thomas Taig, John McLauchlan, James Brodie, James Shearer, James Fabian, John McCourt, and John McPherson.

The prizes were presented by Mrs Thomas Harvey in the Town Hall, Councillor Inglis presiding.
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10 JULY 1911

HOLIDAY RESORT – ARDROSSAN

The heat wave has now reached Ardrossan, and for two days the place has been exceptionally warm. There have never been more people in the town during July, and the season generally promises to create a record. The sand-building competition and sports for children which took place on Saturday were a great success, over 200 children taking part. Bathing and boating are very popular, and the evening cruises are much patronised. The Isle of Man, Portrush, and Belfast steamers are doing well. Weather prospects excellent.
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Hughie wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:48 pm Arbroath Herald
July 10, 1953

MARRIAGES

JACK-SMITH.-At Park Church, Ardrossan, on 27th June, 1953, by the Rev. Donald Currie, Charles Robb, younger son of Mrs Jean Jack, 5 Elmfield Avenue, Arbroath, to Elizabeth Love, second daughter of Mr and Mrs George Smith, 19 Rowanside Terrace, Ardrossan.
I was at the scramble Hughie :lol: I remember Mr and Mrs Smith well; Elizabeth, the bride; and Sheila who was the third daughter. The first daughter was, I think, Jean. I remember her visiting Rowanside Terrace, but I don't remember her ever living there. Hughie, you'll remember working with Mr Smith at Winton Foundry.
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Penny Tray wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:16 am
I was at the scramble Hughie :lol:
I had the thought you might have been at the scramble when I posted that. :wink: I do remember we spoke about the family some time ago. Yes, I did work with George for a short period in the late 50s he was a quiet soul from what I recall and he passed while I was at Yuille's Winton Foundry.
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