Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 FEBRUARY 1911

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

The Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company launched the screw steamer BOPPLE, built to the order of Messrs Wilson, Hart & Company, Maryborough, Queensland, under the superintendence of Messrs Paton & Hendry, Glasgow.

The vessel has been constructed to class 100 A1 at Lloyd’s.

The machinery will be supplied by Messrs Ross & Duncan, Glasgow.

The naming ceremony was performed by Mrs Annie Angus, St. Andrew’s Drive, Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
6 FEBRUARY 1933

RUGBY – WESTERN DISTRICT UNION

Result: - Ardrossan Academicals, 3; Whitehill School F.P., 5.

Conditions made this a forwards game, and the teams were evenly matched. Whitehill crossed over in the lead, Weir having converted a try by Low. In a desperate rally Academical’s Fotheringham scored a try, which was not converted.
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7 FEBRUARY 1834

DEATH

BARR: At Ardrossan, on the 29th ultimo, Jane Currie, wife of Captain Robert Barr.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1859

SHIPPING NEWS

Ardrossan, February 5 – No attempt has been made to get off the VICTOR, which drove ashore here a few days ago. Abot 50 or 60 tons of her cargo (iron) has only been got out as yet.
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7 FEBRUARY 1910

BIRTH

DODDS: At 60 Princes Street, Ardrossan, on 5th instant to Mr and Mrs William Dodds, twin daughters.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 FEBRUARY 1912

DOCKERS’ STRIKE

The advance of 2s 6d per week reported to have been granted yesterday at Ardrossan does not apply to the employees of Ardrossan Harbour Company, who have never been on strike.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1911

MARRIAGE

SKELTON – KIRKHOPE: At Hillhead Baptist Church, Glasgow, on 7th instant, by the Rev. J. T. Forbes, M.A., Herbert Skelton, son of Thomas Skelton, Esquire, Wimbledon, Surrey. To Georgina McGregor, daughter of the late John Kirkhope, C.E., Ardrossan.
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Campbeltown Courier
February 9, 1946

Herring Canning Factory at Ardrossan?

The establishment of a herring canning factory at Ardrossan is angering the Tarbert fishermen, who expected that the Herring Industry Board would make the Clyde factory at Tarbert, one of the principal centres of the Clyde herring fishing industry.

Rev. Andrew Veitch, Tarbert member on Argyll County Council, revealed this new development at Tuesday's meeting of the Kintyre Divisional Committee in Campbeltown, when he claimed that Ardrossan was not a herring port, and he thought that the establishment of a canning factory should be in Kintyre from which most of the herring fishing fleet operated.

The Committee agreed to ask the secretary of the Clyde Fishermen's Association for some information on this matter and to express their strong disapproval of the factory being centred at Ardrossan, if such is the case.

Some members feared that Kintyre ports would be overlooked by the Government which might give preference to a port such as. Ardrossan on account of its accessibility to Glasgow.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1912

DEATH

LEASK: At Dunblane, on the 7th instant, Thomas Leask of Redholm, Ardrossan, and Klerksdorp, Transvaal, in his 74th year.

OBITUARY

The death occurred at Dunblane on Wednesday of Mr Thomas Leask, of Ardrossan and Klerksdorp, Transvaal.

Mr Leask, who was a native of Orkney, commenced his business career in Glasgow, but at an early age emigrated to South Africa, where he built up a large commercial concern, first in Natal and later in the Transvaal.

For reasons of health Mr Leask took up residence at Ardrossan some years ago.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 FEBRUARY 1914

PROPOSED BATHING POND AT ARDROSSAN

Polling took place in Ardrossan on Saturday to decide whether the scheme of the Town Council to construct a bathing pond on the foreshore and to provide an installation of hot sea water and fresh water baths should be carried out.

The poll was demanded by seven objecting ratepayers.

Less than 50 per cent of the householders recorded their votes with the following result: -

In favour of the scheme, 327; against, 185.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1851

SHIPPING NEWS

The French schooner HENRY MARIA, of St. Malo, has been taken off the Kildonan shore by a party of men from Messrs Barr and Shearer, Ardrossan, and brought to Ardrossan for repair.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1859

COLLISION AT SEA AND LOSS OF LIFE

Fleetwood, February 8 – A fearful collision occurred last night by the PRINCE PATRICK steamer coming in contact with the iron schooner ELGIN, from Liverpool for Ardrossan, laden with pig iron, and almost instantly sinking her.

The master, his wife, and child, and two seamen, unhappily went down with the ship and perished.
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