Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1914

FOOTBALL – SCOTTISH AMATEUR CUP DRAW – 2ND ROUND

The draw included: -

Ardrossan Academy F.P. v. Edinburgh Civil Service.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1888

FATAL STAIR ACCIDENT

On Saturday night a melancholy accident occurred at the Gasworks Close, Ardrossan, resulting in the death of William McMail, labourer.

It appears that deceased was ascending the staircase leading to his house, and when near the top his foot slipped and he was precipitated to the ground. When he was picked up it was found that the unfortunate man had sustained a fracture of the skull, from the effects of which he died at 9 o’clock yesterday morning.

Deceased, who was 48 years of age, was employed in the foundry of Messrs Goodwin & Company. He leaves a wife and small family.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1853

SHIPPING NEWS

Ardrossan, January 18 -The ELIZA BAIN, Glasgow to Surinam, in putting into Lamlash Loch, on the 5th January, struck upon the Holy Island, and has put back here to be surveyed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1874

ROYAL MARRIAGE - ARDROSSAN - 21 GUN SALUTE

The 4th Ayrshire Artillery Volunteers assembled at six o'clock p.m. at the battery, and fired a salute of 21 guns.

The operations were conducted by light from a number of lamps, and had rather a peculiar effect.

Captain Emslie commanded, and there was a good turn-out of the corps.

At the conclusion of the firing, Captain Emslie called for three cheers for the Queen and three for the newly wedded pair, which were heartily accorded.

Several houses in the town were illuminated in the evening.

[The marriage of Prince Albert, Duke of Edinburgh, and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, took place on 23 January 1874.]
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1911

DEATH

HARVEY: At Vineburgh, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, on the 22nd instant, Mary Johnstone, daughter of John Harvey.
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A connection to Harvey’s park ???
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John Harvey was a former Provost of Ardrossan, and served on the council for over 20 years, so the possibility is high, particulary with Vineburgh's close proximity to the park.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1879

THE DISTRESS IN THE COUNTRY - ARDROSSAN

During the past week the following rations were supplied from the soup kitchen – soup, 205; bread, 125; beef, 115; total, 445.

The committee have received donations of vegetables and money from Mrs McGilchrist; Mrs J. L. Bailey, Royal Bank; Messrs Matthew Henderson, Merchant; Wyllie, grocer; Neilson, Burnfoot House; and A. Nicol, farmer, Parkhouse.

Our local benevolent society in Glasgow have also sent £5 for the poor in the district - £2 to Ardrossan; £2 to Saltcoats; and £1 to Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1956

BODY FOUND ON TRAIN

The body of an elderly woman, not yet identified, was found yesterday in a compartment on a train at Ardrossan.

The train had come from Largs and travelled to Kilwinning, where passengers changed to complete the journey to Glasgow. Then woman’s body was found when the train returned empty to Ardrossan. It is presumed that she collapsed on the journey to Kilwinning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1851

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

Tuesday, 21st current, will be long remembered in the busy and pleasant little burgh of Ardrossan, as the day which witnessed the launch of the largest sailing vessel hitherto constructed in Scotland – a proud memorial of the industrial skill, energy, and enterprise of the builder’s, Messrs Barr & Shearer.

The new ship is one of the finest, as well as the largest specimens of naval architecture produced by the above firm; and is 850 tons register.

It may be recollected that the tonnage of the ASIS, launched upwards of a year ago from Messrs Barr and Shearer’s yard, amounted to 720, N.M.

The launch of the new vessel took place at 2 o’clock.

A commodious gallery was erected in the building-yard for the accommodation of visitors; and here we noticed, among a large and fashionable company, the Right Hon. Earl of Eglinton and Winton; Sir William Miller of Glenlee, Bart; Major Martin, Ardrossan; Mr Gairdner, Auchans House, Commissioner for Lord Eglinton; and also Misses Cockerell, Mrs Major Martin, Mrs William Graham of Lancefield; and Miss Miller of Shields.

The preliminary preparations having been made by the large and well-regulated body of workmen, under the personal superintendence of Mr Shearer, the noble ship was freed from her fastenings.

As she glided into her future element, a salute was fired from several of the vessels in the harbour, and the crowd hailed the new ship’s union with Old Father Neptune, by raising a hearty and prolonged cheer.

The name of the ANNA DOROTHEA, in honour of one of the owner’s daughters, was bestowed upon the vessel by Miss Cockerell, who performed her pleasant task in a truly graceful manner.

The ANNA DOROTHEA is the property of Mr Barbour and Mr Rotheron, of Liverpool. She is designed for the Charleston and New Orleans trade, and will be commanded by Captain McKenzie.

We are happy to learn that the greater part of the timber has been laid down by Messrs Barr & Shearer, to be used in the construction of another ship, still larger than the ANNA DOROTHEA.

A large gathering of gentlemen, by invitation, dined with the owners and builders, in the Eglinton Arms Hotel (Mr McLerie’s), at three o’clock.

The chair was occupied by Provost Barr, supported by the Right Hon. Earl of Eglinton; Sir William Miller of Glenlee, Bart; Mr Gairdner, Auchans House.

The croupiers were – Mr Shearer, Provost Campbell of Irvine; and Captain Wilson of the Kerelaw.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1912

BANKRUPTCY - EXAMINATION

Daniel Macara, grocer and wine merchant, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, sometime residing at Netherton, Ardrossan, now at 2 Barr Place there – to be examined in the Sheriff Court-House, Kilmarnock, January 31, at half-past ten o’clock.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 JANUARY 1811

SHIPPING NEWS

On Sunday morning, the 20th instant, the sloop PEGGY of Irvine, William Graham, master, from Belfast bound to Irvine in ballast, was driven on shore on the Horse Isle near Ardrossan; the crew were saved, but the vessel is gone to pieces.
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