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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
November 13, 1942

Brave Conduct

The names of several Scotsmen are included in a list of awards and commendations to members of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleet published in Tuesday's "Gazette." Francis Joseph Behan, chief steward, 39 Adams Avenue, Saltcoats, has been commended for brave conduct.

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 NOVEMBER 1946

COMMUNION TABLE

A communion table and chairs were dedicated on Remembrance Day in the North Church, Saltcoats, by the Rev. D. B. Smith as a memorial to the fallen and as a thanksgiving for victory.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1823

DEATH

At Parkend, Saltcoats, on the `1st instant, William Brown, Esquire.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 NOVEMBER 1887

FATAL ACCIDENT

Yesterday afternoon, at half past one, a boy named JOHN O'HARE, eleven years of age, son of Patrick O'Hare, General Dealer, Green Street, Saltcoats, was ACCIDENTALLY killed.

Along with other boys he was playing at a crane used in the erection of a bridge at Jack's Road, over the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway. It is said that the jib of the crane had been lying on the ground, and it was raised some nine feet by the lad when it fell, striking O'Hare on the back of the head, killing him instantaneously.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
15 NOVEMBER 1917

Died on service in a foreign hospital, Lance Corporal ALEXANDER BROWN, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders – Theatre of war, Persian Gulf – son of Alexander and Jane Brannigan Brown, 1 Harbour Street, Saltcoats; brother of Mrs Hamilton, 15 Arthur Street, Saltcoats; and Mrs Kenny.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald previously reported: -

“Lance Corporal Alexander Brown, Seaforth Highlanders, who is a son of Mrs Brown, 1 Harbour Street, Saltcoats, has been wounded for the second time, and is in Bangour War Hospital, Edinburgh. His wounds are in the head, neck, shoulder, and legs.

He was in the reserve, and was called up at the outbreak of the war. He joined the Army when about 17 or 18 years old, and served several years in India. Together he has eleven years’ service.

Previous to joining the Army he was a miner, and when called up again he was working with Messrs Nobel’s Explosives Company.

Lance Corporal Brown is well known in Saltcoats.

He was previously wounded on 23 April last year, when he was home for a few weeks.”
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 NOVEMBER 1893

FISHERMEN DEFENDING THE MUSSEL BEDS IN THE GARNOCK

Two boats from Saltcoats entered the Garnock yesterday morning, and were being filled with mussels from the preserves there, when a number of local fishermen crossed the Irvine, followed the boats up the Garnock, and boarding them, threw the mussels overboard.

The police were again on the scene, but did not interfere beyond taking the names and numbers of the boats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 NOVEMBER 1884

SALTCOATS – GALLANTRY REWARDED

ALEXANDER GARRY, the fisherman who rescued his comrade JOHN SHEDDEN, from drowning when their boat was upset in Scalpsie Bay (Bute) in September last, was presented on Friday night, in the Free Church Hall, before a very large audience, with a purse containing £55, subscribed by his fellow townsmen and friends elsewhere, in recognition of his conspicuous gallantry.

Mr Andrew Reid, merchant, Glasgow presided, and Mr James McIsaac, of Parkend, made the presentation, remarking that the subscribers ranked from peer to peasant.

Mr Garry made a suitable reply.

Mr Mearns then presented Mr Garry with a bible and flag, subscribed for by young ladies; and a testament and hymn book, in a leather case, was presented by Mr George Blair, on behalf of Mrs Campbell, Irvine.

Speeches were made by Mr Guthrie, Mr R. Hogarth, Mr T. Taylor, Mr MacDonald, Rev. F. Halden, Rev. D. Scott, and others.

A choir led by Mr Peden, sang several pieces.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 NOVEMBER 1876

SALTCOATS - SAD ACCIDENT

A melancholy accident occurred at Sandilands yesterday afternoon whereby a man, aged 79, named THOMAS CAIRNS, a jobbing gardener, lost his life.

It appears that a ginger-beer van, driven by a man named John Guthrie, was crossing the railway bridge where there is a somewhat steep incline, and Cairns, who was deaf and partially blind, was struck by the machine.

In consequence of a curve on the road, the driver did not notice Cairns till he was within two or three yards of him, and although he shouted to the man and endeavoured to pull up his efforts were unavailing. The shaft of the van struck Cairns on the side, breaking several of his ribs, and the wheels passed over his body.

Medical aid was at once procured, but it was of no avail as the unfortunate man died about 20 minutes after the accident.

The van belonged to Messrs Turner & Ewing, Kilmarnock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 NOVEMBER 1819

ACCIDENTAL FIRE

At Saltcoats, early on the morning of the 17th instant, a weaver’s shop, containing 18 looms, the property of Mr James Auld, was totally consumed by fire.

From the exertions of the inhabitants, who crowded to the spot on the alarm being given, the devouring element was fortunately got under control without communicating to any of the other buildings, though they were much exposed.

We are happy to learn that no lives were lost, and that the premises were insured.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 NOVEMBER 1849

CHOLERA

No cases of cholera have occurred in Saltcoats within the last five weeks and upwards. At this last visitation it continued for about seven weeks, and the deaths amounted to above 70. On the former occasion in January last, about 30 fell victims.

Much praise is due to the Rev. Dr. Landsborough of the Free Church, and the Rev. James Elles of the United Presbyterian Church for their diligent visitation of the afflicted in the hour of their calamity, irrespective of the denominations they belonged to, imparting religious instruction and consolation, seeing their interests duly looked after, and attending funerals, when, from fear of infection, very few would come forward.

In West Kilbride, where there were 20 deaths from this fearful scourge, there have been no cases for the last six weeks.

The inhabitants of Ardrossan have strong grounds for gratitude; notwithstanding their proximity to these two places, only three or at most four deaths have occurred from the epidemic, and none at the first visitation in January.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 NOVEMBER 1916

Died on service, Sergeant ARCHIBALD HOLMES FULTON, (21), Service No. 2749, Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at Saltcoats; enlisted at Glasgow; resident of Bridge of Weir; son of Mr and Mrs John Fulton, Bridge of Weir.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1843

DEATH

At 10 Cleland Street, Glasgow, on the 15th instant, Mr John Dunlop, of the firm of Hugh & John Dunlop, drapers, 156 Trongate, Glasgow, youngest son of Mr James Dunlop, Saltcoats.
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