Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
10 FEBRUARY 1912

DEATH

BECK: At Lilybank, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, on the 9th instant, Matthew Beck, aged 43 years.
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THE BULLETIN
10 FEBRUARY 1958

FATAL ACCIDENT

The driver of an S.M.T. bus, 40-year-old Donald Cameron Jackson, 10 Winton Street, Ardrossan, died shortly after he was released from under his overturned bus. It was empty except for his conductress.

He was on his way from Glasgow to Ardrossan when the bus skidded into a field and overturned opposite Hawkhill Farm, Stevenston.

Fellow drivers, engineers from S.M.T. depots, police and ambulance men worked for almost two hours to release the trapped driver and special lifting equipment was brought from Kilmarnock to shift the bus.

The conductress, Mrs Pauline McKellar, was uninjured. She escaped from the bus through the emergency door and was taken to her home at 3 Centenary Place, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 FEBRUARY 1913

DEATH

BARBOUR: At 17 Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 9th instant, John Barbour, diver.
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When you read through ‘old’ Glasgow Heralds, some names, over a period of time, become familiar to you – the Rev. Dugald McArthur is one of them. His sad story unfolds in chronological order below.

GLASGOW HERALD
9 APRIL 1913


THE REV. DUGALD McARTHUR

The Rev. Dugald McArthur, assistant, Barony Parish, Glasgow, was on Monday night elected by an absolute majority to be minister of the parish of New Ardrossan.

GLASGOW HERALD
23 APRIL 1913


REV. DUGALD McARTHUR

At a meeting of Irvine Presbytery in the New Ardrossan Parish Church Hall yesterday the call by the New Ardrossan congregation to the Rev. Dugald McArthur, B.D., assistant Barony Parish, Glasgow, was accepted, and Tuesday, May 13, was provisionally fixed as the date of the induction.

GLASGOW HERALD
14 MAY 1913


INDUCTION AT ARDROSSAN

The Rev. Dugald McArthur, B.D., late assistant Barony Parish Church, Glasgow, was yesterday ordained and inducted to the pastorate of New Ardrossan Parish Church.

GLASGOW HERALD
8 FEBRUARY 1916


THE REV. DUGALD McARTHUR

The Rev. Dugald McArthur, B.D., minister of New Ardrossan Parish Church, preached a farewell sermon on Sunday evening before leaving to join the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as a private.

GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1917


BIRTH

McARTHUR: At Elrig, Ardrossan, on the 12th instant, the wife of the Rev. Dugald McArthur, B.D. (Black Watch); a son.

GLASGOW HERALD
30 APRIL 1917


ARDROSSAN MINISTER DIES OF WOUNDS

Second Lieutenant Dugald McArthur, Black Watch, was minister of New Ardrossan parish. He enlisted as a private about the beginning of last year, and received his commission towards the end of that year, leaving a few months ago for the fronts.

He was a native of Renton, and had a distinguished career at Glasgow University, where he took the Arts and B.D. degrees. He was a student assistant successively in the parishes of Appin, Kilsyth, and Aberfoyle and was for two years assistant at Barony Church, Glasgow. About four years ago he was inducted to the charge of New Ardrossan.

He was married fully a year ago, and leaves a young widow and son.

In consequence of his death no services were held in the church yesterday.

GLASGOW HERALD
1 MAY 1917

DEATH ON SERVICE

McARTHUR: Killed in action, on 21st April, Second Lieutenant Dugald McArthur, B.D., Black Watch, minister of New Ardrossan Parish Church.

TRIBUTE

An intimation that Second Lieutenant Dugald McArthur, minister of New Ardrossan and formerly assistant in the Barony Church, Glasgow, had fallen in action was made by the Rev. John White in the Barony on Sunday.

Mr White said Lieutenant McArthur’s ministry in the parish of New Ardrossan was beginning to show abundant evidence of his faithful and unwearied labours, when he stepped out from his parochial work to the hardships of a private soldier.

He was unwilling to enjoy, without some share in earning it, the freedom and peace and comforts of life that had been won by his brothers’ sacrifice.

GLASGOW HERALD
3 MAY 1917


DEATH

McARTHUR: Died on 21 April, of wounds, Dugald McArthur, Second Lieutenant, Black Watch, aged 31, minister of New Ardrossan Parish Church, beloved husband of Margaret Steedman Sweet, Elrig, Ardrossan, and only son of Mr and Mrs John McArthur, Rosebank, Renton.

GLASGOW HERALD
30 JANUARY 1982


DEATH

McARTHUR: At Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, on 28 January, 1982, Margaret Steedman Sweet, Ardoch, West Kilbride (formerly of Ardrossan), beloved wife of the late Rev. Dugald McArthur, and dear mother of Colin.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 FEBRUARY 1855

SHIPPING NEWS

New York, January 25 – The brig ELIZABETH, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, from Ardrossan for Boston, with pig iron went on shore on Scituate beach in a thick snow storm on the 19th instant, and lies with the sea breaking over her, and has been condemned – crew saved; the cargo will be taken to Boston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1884

VIOLENT STORM

From an early hour yesterday morning a violent storm was experienced at Ardrossan, the wind blowing chiefly from the south-west. The tide, which was full about noon, rose to an unusual height, reaching within a few feet of the level of the quay. Outside the sea had a very wild appearance during the entire day.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 FEBRUARY 1911

BIRTH

McEWEN: At Tullyallan, Barrie Terrace, South Beach, Ardrossan, on Monday 6th instant, the wife of John McEwen; a son.
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GLASOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1845

SHIPPING NEWS

The fine steamer ISABELLA NAPIER left Londonderry on Thursday last on her first trip to Ardrossan, which she accomplished in the astonishingly short period of nine hours and a half.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1910

ARDROSSAN TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

Advertising:

At a meeting of Ardrossan Town Council last night, Mr Fawcett, reporting on behalf of the special committee appointed to consider the question of advertising the town as a suitable place for the erection of new works and as a summer resort, and it had been decided that nothing could be done in the former connection because of the difficulty in giving definite information with regard to suitable sites.

As to advertising the town as a summer resort, the committee agreed to recommend that an advertisement should be inserted during the summer months in “The Glasgow Herald” and also in the railway tourist guides and in the lists of seaside lodgings. He thought this would be a move in the right direction, and the cost would be about £20.

He had hoped they might have got some money from the Sports Committee from the proceeds of the athletic gathering held last August, but meanwhile that body had decided to keep its funds in hand, although he had no doubt that in the future some money would be obtained from that source.

It was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the special committee, with powers to spend £20 on the above lines or on any improvement of these lines that could be devised.

Medical Officer’s Report:

The Medical Officer reported that there had been, during 1909, 143 births, the birth-rate for the burgh being thus 24.65.

Deaths numbered 61, giving a death-rate of 10.5, a rate which had only once been less, viz., in 1905, when it was under 10 per 1000.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 FEBRUARY 1912

ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

At a meeting of Ardrossan Parish Council held in Saltcoats, a communication was read from the secretary of the Cuninghame Combination Poorhouse asking the opinion of the Council on a suggestion to amalgamate the office of governor and medical officer of that institution.

It was resolved by 7 votes to 5 to adhere to the existing arrangement.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 FEBRUARY 1914

WEST COAST STEAMERS STORM-STAYED

All parts of Scotland seemed to have experienced the heavy gale on Friday and Saturday.

Steamer services on the West Coast of Scotland have been disorganised. For example, the Arran steamer was unable to leave Ardrossan until Saturday afternoon, and only a handful of passengers made the crossing.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1851

SHIPPING NEWS

Ardrossan, February 8 – The stern of a vessel has come on shore on the Horse Island; apparently not long in the water. A part of it has a charred appearance, as if by fire. There is no name, and very little ornamental painting, but there are five imitation windows, after the form of Venetian blinds.

The vessel to which it belonged was American built.
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