Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
28 JANUARY 1901

ACCESSION OF KING EDWARD VII

Ardrossan:

The Royal Proclamation was posted up at the Town Buildings early on Saturday, and attracted much notice.
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Penny Tray wrote: Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:48 am 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.
GLASGOW HERALD
28 JANUARY 1956

BODY FOUND ON TRAIN IDENTIFIED

The woman whose body was found in an empty carriage at Ardrossan on Wednesday has been identified as Helen Walker, (78), widow, Arran View, Marine Parade, Millport.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 JANUARY 1913

SCOTTISH AMATEUR FOOTBALL CUP – 3RD ROUND DRAW

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Scottish Amateur Football Association, held last night in the Schools Football Rooms, 175 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, under the chairmanship of Mr R. A. Lambie, the president, the draw for the 3rd round of the Scottish Amateur Cup included: -

Glasgow Civil Service v. Ardrossan Academy F.P. or Govan High F.P.

Ties to be played at the ground of the first named club on February 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 JANUARY 1911

DEATH

BROWN: At Craigard, Ardrossan, on the 28th instant, Hugh Brown, retired shipmaster.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 JANUARY 1913

WILLS AND ESTATES

Captain James Wylie, of Gleniffer, South Beach Road, Ardrossan, formerly of Saltcoats, retired master mariner, formerly commodore of the Allan Line, who died on October 24, aged 79 years, left personal estate in the United Kingdom valued at £14,467.

The testator bequeathed £250 to the managers of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Aberdeen, for the endowment fund; £100 upon trust for or towards the provision of an Episcopal Church House for the Diocese of Aberdeen; and £50 to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 JANUARY 1914

POLITICAL MEETING

Captain Campbell, M.P., addressed a meeting of his constituents in the Town Hall, Ardrossan, last night. He said it was a matter of local interest that various rumours were heard about a Liberal candidate shortly coming forward. He hoped the choice of a candidate would be made at an early date because he believed a General Election was imminent, and he would like his opponent to have an opportunity of putting his views before the electors at reasonable length prior to the election.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 JANUARY 1912

THE STEAMER GUNBAR

The twin-screw steamer GUNBAR, built by the Ardrossan Shipbuilding Company for the North Coast Steam Company, Sydney, New South Wales, ran trials on the Clyde yesterday.

The machinery, which was supplied by Messrs Dunsmuir & Jackson, worked satisfactorily, and a speed in excess of the contract requirements was attained.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 JANUARY 1913

BRITISH EMPIRE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY

At a meeting of the Glasgow branch of the British Empire Shakespeare Society held last night in the Windsor Hotel – the Rev. Professor Cooper in the chair – an address on Shakespeare was given by the Rev. R. M. Adamson, Ardrossan.

Mr Adamson, after dismissing the Baconian authorship, alluded to the present German claim to possess the death mask of Shakespeare, and dealt with some recent discoveries of a biographical nature. He discussed the poet’s personality, and, agreeing largely with Professor Bradley and to some extent with Sidney Lee, he repudiated the interpretation of Shakespeare’s personality given by Mr Frank Harris. Mr Adamson afterwards considered the lyrical work of the poet in some detail.

A musical programme was carried through.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 JANUARY 1913

ARDROSSAN STRIKE SEQUEL

Sheriff D. J. Mackenzie gave judgment in Kilmarnock Sheriff Court in a Small Debt case arising out of the recent dock strike at Ardrossan.

The action was one in which W. E. McFadyen, Glasgow, sued the Ardrossan Harbour Company for payment of wages and outlays incurred in connection with the strike. He contended that he had been engaged to obtain men to replace the strikers and was entitled to a week's notice before his engagement was terminated; but defenders held that his engagement was for only one week at the rate of 10 shillings per day, and that he had been paid the full amount due.

The Sheriff found that the engagement had been for only one week, but the pursuer had carried on his work beyond that period in good faith and the Company had employed some of the men he provided. He gave decree for 2 guineas, but without expenses to either side.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1901

FIRE AT ARDROSSAN HARBOUR

On Wednesday night the steel-built barque KING ALFRED caught fire.

The ship arrived at Ardrossan little over a week ago carrying about 600 tons of Welsh coal. She was filling up with a cargo of creosoted sleepers for Mauritius. The cargo was almost completed, about 900 tons of sleepers being shipped. Part of the ship's stores had been taken on board, and the vessel was expected to leave in a day or two.

The mate had joined the ship on Wednesday and he and the watchman were the only persons on board on Wednesday night. An odour of burning was detected early in the evening, and on a hatchway being opened over the lazarette, that part of the ship was found to be full of smoke.

The Burgh Fire Brigade were summoned and rendered good service but the difficulty of locating the fire and of discovering the extent of its hold, as well as the well-known inflammable nature of the cargo, pointed to the necessity of sinking the ship if the progress of the fire was to be stayed. The ship was accordingly scuttled.

Shortly after midnight a large hole was knocked in the ship by a charge of dynamite, and she speedily settled down. When the tide rose the hull was practically submerged.

The extent of the damage done has not been ascertained, but steps are being taken to have the vessel refloated.

We understand the damage to both the vessel and cargo is covered by insurance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 FEBRUARY 1913

WILLS AND ESTATES

Mr James Cook, solicitor, Ardrossan – including heritage, £13,151 12s 3d.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 FEBRUARY 1910

CHURCH AFFAIRS – FOREIGN MISSION

The Foreign Mission contributions of Ardrossan U.F. Presbytery show a decrease of £17 14s 3d, and the Women’s Foreign Mission an increase of £14 13s 8d.
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