Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Sadly the North Parish church closed for worship at the end of 2023
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 FEBRUARY 1895

IRVINE - STRANGE ESCAPADE OF AN ERYSIPELAS PATIENT

At an early hour on Sunday morning, Hugh Robertson, residing in Glasgow Vennel, who had been suffering from erysipelas and had become delirious, slipped out of the house unobserved by his family and disappeared.

He had gone barefooted and thinly clad, and though a careful search was made in the district nothing could be learned. Parties went out to look for him among the sandhills between Irvine and Troon, and on the roads leading that way.

To the great relief of his family and friends, however, he turned up unexpectedly by one of the forenoon trains from Saltcoats, accompanied by Mr Greig, Inspector of Poor. He was comfortably dressed and had clogs on his feet.

On arriving at his own home he was put to bed. His feet were found to have been cut by the road metal, and the Dr. thinks he must have run pretty nearly all the way to Saltcoats, a distance of almost seven miles.

Last night he was able to sit up in bed and talk quite sensibly.
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GLASGOW HERALD
5 FEBRUARY 1912

ARDROSSAN AND SALTCOATS GOLF CLUB – MONTHLY MEDAL COMPETITION

Result: - George McGregor, (8) 78; William Wylie, (12) 82; M. Wylie, (14) 86; James A. Chrystie, (10) 87.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 FEBRUARY 1877

A DANGEROUS ROADWAY

A Saltcoats Correspondent writes: -

The roadway at Sandilands shore leading from Saltcoats to Stevenston has hitherto been formed by the line of the old railway, and the insidious inroads of the sea have been gradually clearing away the old pathway.

The Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company have been doing their utmost, by the aid of old sleepers, to stem the inroads of the ocean, and although this may be effectual for a time, it is too much like the efforts of Mrs Partington to keep back the Atlantic by the use of a hearth brush.

The sea continues to make steady progress, and the latest encroachment it has made extends to some 50 feet in length, 23 feet in width, and 8 or 10 feet in depth. It is dangerously close to the Glasgow & South-Western Railway. To unfortunate pedestrians the roadway forms a man-trap unequalled in the West of Scotland, and it would take a professional pedestrian to cross it without broken shins.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1866

SHIPPING NEWS

Ardrossan, February 3 – The brig CATHERINE PRIDHAM, from Teignmouth for Glasgow, with pipe clay, struck on the beach south of Saltcoats, on 31st January, drove up with the tide, started her stern post, and filled with water. She is being stripped, and will discharge part of her cargo with the view of getting her off when the weather moderates.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1910

SALTCOATS HEADMASTERSHIP

At a meeting of Ardrossan School Board in Saltcoats yesterday – Mr A. J. Ritchie presiding – it was unanimously agreed to appoint Mr Charles Duguid, M.A., Headmaster, Winton School, Ardrossan, to the headmastership of Saltcoats Public School, rendered vacant by the retirement of Mr E. S. Wilson. The salary was fixed at £320.

It was intimated that the vacant headmastership in Winton and Eglinton Schools, Ardrossan, would be filled at the next meeting of the Board.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1912

KYLESHILL SCHOOL

Plans have been passed by Saltcoats Dean of Guild Court for the erection of an extension to Kyleshill School. The additions comprise five class-rooms, two cloak-rooms, teachers’ room, and medical inspection room.

The estimated cost of the work is about £2000.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1913

DEATH

LOCKE: At Saltcoats, on the 6th instant, Annabella Locke, late of Paisley.
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I was christened at the North Parish Church in 1961 by the Rev Low, our family had moved from Wellpark Road to Lochlea Road in 1957.Christine Low was in my class at school the daughter of the minister. My wife and I also renewed our vows at the church about 1985. William
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1912

DEATH

DRUMMOND: At Craiglea, Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats, on 8th February, David C. Drummond, late of Jane Street, Glasgow, and brother of T. S. Drummond, Hamilton.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1912

CAPTAIN CAMPBELL AT SALTCOATS

At a largely attended social meeting of Saltcoats Unionist Association last night – Mr H. J. Sillars presiding – Captain Campbell, D.S.O., M.P., delivered an address, in which he dealt with a statement made by Mr W. M. R. Pringle, M.P., who was reported to have said that the member for North Ayrshire was a party to Home Rule.

He would like to challenge that gentleman to produce a single paragraph that indicated that he was in favour of Home Rule. He had read a portion of Mr Churchill’s speech at Belfast that day. One of Mr Churchill’s points was that by granting Home Rule there would be a better feeling between the United States and Great Britain, because the Irish in the United States were antagonistic to Britain.

He was astonished when he read that statement, which meant we were to pander to Irish revolutionists in America.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1832

DEATH

LUSK: At Saltcoats, on the 2nd February, Mr William Lusk, shoemaker, in the 86th year of his age.
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