Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1953

DEATH - STEEL

At 23 Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats, on 18th March, 1953, Janet Miller Robertson, aged 74 years, beloved wife of James Steel.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MARCH 1955

MARRIAGE – THOMSON and SMART

At St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Saltcoats, on 17th March, 1955, by the Rev. A. Smart, D.D., Ph.D., (father of the bride), William Henry, son of Mr and Mrs W. H. Thomson, Dublin, to Lois Marjory, daughter of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs A. Smart, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 MARCH 1815

CORN LAWS

At a very numerous and respectable meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Saltcoats and this vicinity, assembled with the concurrence of one of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, in the Burgher Meeting-House, on Wednesday the 8th of March, with a view to take under consideration the proposed alteration in the Corn Laws.

Mr George Wood in the chair.

The following resolutions were unanimously adopted: -

1st That this meeting cannot refrain from expressing its utmost abhorrence at the revival of the measure proposing an alteration in the Corn Laws, against which the sense of the Country was so generally and so strongly manifested during the last session of Parliament.

2nd That it is the opinion of this meeting, that the proposed restrictions on the importation of corn must materially raise it price, and consequently that of every other species of provision, and thus add to the sufferings and privations of the labouring poor.

3rd That whilst it is undeniable that the landed interest have greatly prospered during the war, the manufacturing part of the community sustained its heaviest pressure; and these hardships were borne with patience and fortitude, in the hope that the return of peace would ameliorate their condition, and restore to them the enjoyment of a fair and adequate compensation for their labour; which hope, however, must be blasted by an advance in the price of food.

4th That it is the opinion of this meeting, that if the doctrine of non-interference in trade, so far as it relates to the wages of the artisan and operative manufacturer, be acted upon in one case, it ought to be acted upon in every case; and that no policy can be more selfish and unjust than that which would redress the temporary grievances of one part of the community, by permanently sacrificing the vital interests of the whole.

5th That the great importance of trade and manufactures to the prosperity of this Country has been fully evinced during the late war by enabling us to call forth resources unprecedented in our history, and to which we must have been altogether incompetent, had we been merely an agricultural State; and, therefore, to protect the agricultural interest at the expense of the trading and manufacturing part of the community, appears to this meeting very short-sighted and unjust policy.

6th That under all the circumstances of the case, therefore, the proposed alteration of the Corn Laws not only merits the most serious attention of the whole community, but calls for prompt and decided opposition.

7th That the Petitions to both Houses of Parliament, drawn up in the spirit of these resolutions, the draught of which has now been read, be officially prepared for signatures, and sent off, the one to the Right Honourable Lord Grenville, and the other to Sir James Shaw, Baronet, to be by them presented to the respective branches of the Legislature to which they belong.

8th That if it shall be found that the Bill at present before Parliament, respecting the Corn Laws, shall have passed the Honourable the House of Commons before the Petition is presented, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent shall be petitioned on the subject forthwith.

9th That these resolutions be printed in the Glasgow Chronicle, Courier, and Herald, and in the Ayr Advertiser.

GEORGE GOOD, Chairman.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 MARCH 1912

DEATH - GRANT

At Station Buildings, Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, Catherine Hamilton, aged 2 years and three months, beloved daughter of John and Mary Grant, 32 Tassie Street, Shawlands.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 MARCH 1912

THE REV. WILLIAM KEOGH, ST. MARY’S, SALTCOATS

The Rev. William Keogh, formerly curate of St. Mary’s, Saltcoats, was at a concert held in the League of the Cross Hall, Saltcoats, on Monday evening, and presented with a purse of sovereigns from the members.

The presentation was made by Mr Robert Burns and Mr M. Murray. The Rev. William Carmichael presided.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 MARCH 1860

BANKRUPTCY – EXAMINATION

James Crawford, now or lately shipowner in Saltcoats, and now or lately Harbourmaster there, to be examined within the Sheriff Court House, Kilmarnock, 28th March, at one o’clock.

Creditors to meet within the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, 5th April, at one o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 MARCH 1913

BIRTH - HUNTER

At Teynriach, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, the wife of William A. Hunter; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 MARCH 1852

DEATH - ERSKINE

At Saltcoats, on the 19th instant, George Erskine, Esquire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1883

THE GLASGOW & SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY'S SALTCOATS STATION

Yesterday a court of arbitration was opened in the St. Enoch Hotel, Glasgow, relative to the price to be paid by the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company for a property in Saltcoats to Miss Janet McAlister, Baker, which the company propose to acquire for the purpose of extending their station at that place.
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24 MARCH 1910

PIT ACCIDENT

Robert Harris, (22), Miner, [son of Robert and Matilda Harris] residing at Gladstone Building, Quay Street, Saltcoats, was accidentally killed while a work in No. 3 Pit, Auchenharvie Colliery, Stevenston, yesterday.

He was working in a coal section, when a large stone fell on him, pinning him to the ground.

Assistance was speedily at hand, but before the stone could be removed he was dead.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1870

DEATH - FERGUSON

At Ingersoll, Ontario, on the 23rd ultimo, aged 33 years, Jeanie, daughter of Daniel Kerr, late of Saltcoats, and wife of John Ingram Ferguson, merchant, a native of Daviot, Aberdeenshire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1827

SHIPPING NEWS

The brig INDIAN, of Liverpool, from Savannah, with cotton for the Clyde, was driven ashore on Friday morning at four o’clock on the sands about a mile south from Saltcoats.

The GULLIVER steam vessel left Greenock on Friday night to render assistance. It is expected she will be got off.
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