Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
12 MARCH 1912

DEATH - BROWN

At Helenbank, Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on 11th instant, Helen Brown, aged 78 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 MARCH 1877

THE BUILDING TRADE AT SALTCOATS

Amid very general dulness, it is satisfactory to know that the building trade continues somewhat brisk.

Mr Blackley is completing two villas on the shore.

In Eglinton Street, three cottages have been erected by Messrs W. & J. Miller, joiners, and two of these are already sold, though not quite finished, and the only unoccupied feu on the street has just been taken off by Mr Armour, joiner.

There is a prospect of the ground along the shore, from the end of Windmill Street to the road leading from Eglinton Place, being feued and named Winton Circus.

In Raise Street, Mr Boyd Miller has erected a block of comfortable dwelling-houses for working men, for which there is a great demand, while in the same neighbourhood Mr James Cuthbertson has built a factory for weaving operations, and has now commenced a dwelling-house.

At the junction of Windmill Street and Dockhead Street, Mr Alexander Hamilton has commenced the erection of a large block of shops and dwelling-houses, which will form an immense improvement, and add considerably to the architectural beauty of the locality.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1910

DEATH

BOGLE: At Saltcoats, on the 11th instant (of pneumonia), William Russell, in his 35th year, second son of the late W. R. Bogle, of Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1912

ARDROSSAN, SALTCOATS AND STEVENSTON CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY

In the Town Hall, Saltcoats, on Tuesday evening the Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston Choral and Orchestra Society gave a rendering of Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” to a large audience.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 MARCH 1913

FATAL BURNING

Yesterday forenoon Andrew Borland, (3), son of John Borland, miner, Canal Street, Saltcoats, was severely burned in his father’s house. He was in his nightdress and during the temporary absence of his mother his clothing caught fire.

He died in Kilmarnock Infirmary a few hours after his admission.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1819

TOLL TO BE LET

On Monday the 5th day of April, at two o’clock afternoon, the duty leviable at the aftermentioned toll-bar in the district of Beith will be let by public roup, within the Court House of Beith, viz. –

The toll-bar at the junction of Saltcoats and Kilwinning roads, near Linn, Parish of Dalry, with a suitable house, from 26th of May next to 26th May, 1820.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1844

MARRIAGE – McKIE and CRAWFORD

At Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 11th instant, by the Rev. James Ellis, Mr James McKie, bookseller, to Agnes Jane, youngest daughter of the late Hugh Crawford, merchant there.
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Penny Tray wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:17 am GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1843

TWO LIVES LOST AT IRVINE

An accident of a very disturbing nature occurred at the bar-mouth of Irvine on Wednesday morning.

John Ritchie, and his sons James and John, fishermen, having been out as usual fishing in the bay, and returning about 9 o’clock encountered a strong swell on the bar; and, while struggling through the surge, a heavy sea struck and filled the boat, which instantly went down.

The accident was seen by people on the quay, who immediately sent off assistance, and succeeded in picking up one of the sons, John, who managed to keep himself afloat by clinging to two of the oars, but his father and brother met a watery grave.

The body of the father, who we believe, is a native of Newton-on-Ayr, and a cousin of the Rev. Dr. Ritchie of Edinburgh, has since been found.

We understand the young man who has been saved, and who is now quite recovered, strongly urged his father and brother not to risk the heavy sea on Irvine Bar, but to put back to Saltcoats; but unfortunately, his advice was unheeded as unnecessarily cautious.

That in such cases it would be best to err on the safe side, the above affords a mournful proof.
GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1844

BODY FOUND

On Monday morning the body of John Ritchie, who, it will be recollected, perished along with his father, about four months ago, while fishing in Irvine Bay, in consequence of their boat upsetting during a squall, was found on the north beach, a short distance from the bar mouth.

A coffin having been procured, the body, which was much decomposed, was instantly put into it, and conveyed to the relatives of the deceased.

The body of the father was got a few days after the melancholy event occurred.

It is supposed the remains of the son were sanded up close to the shore; but being disembedded during the late storm, it drifted in on Monday, and were discovered by some person from Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1862

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Thursday, John Bryce, labourer, Saltcoats, was charged with having stolen, from the house of Hugh Brown, ironmonger, Saltcoats, a pair of shoes; and was sentenced to twenty days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1910

CONDITION OF SALTCOATS EMBANKMENT

At a meeting of Saltcoats Town Council last night – Provost Millar presiding – the Clerk was instructed to write to the Board of Trade calling attention to the encroachment made on the east beach by the embankment formed apparently without their authority by the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company, and to the open and unprotected state of the embankment and the danger to the public on occasions of even moderate winds and tides, and to request that the Board take steps to require the railway company to make the embankment safe.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1912

COAL FROM A REEF

Digging for coal on the Coalruffie Rocks at the East Beach, Saltcoats, is still being carried on by a large number of men, women, and boys. Yesterday over 200 were working at low water.

The coal is said to burn brightly, and there was a ready sale for it, 9d to 1s per bag being obtained.

One man working on the reef yesterday is reported to have made 11s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 MARCH 1913

DEATH - McCLYMONT

At 10 Sharphill Road, Saltcoats, on 10th instant (at the residence of her daughter, Mrs A. Crosbie), Margaret Barron, aged 82, relict of Alexander McClymont.
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