Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1867

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Lamlash, February 11 – The NORMA, Gillmore, from Ardrossan for Boston, United States, 21 days out, has been driven back, with loss of sails.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 FEBRUARY 1901

ARDROSSAN – ACCIDENT AT THE HARBOUR

Yesterday afternoon FRANCIS COULTER, labourer, Harbour Lane, while working in the hold of the steamer LEILA, met with a serious accident. A piece of ore fell from the steep face at which he was working, striking him on the leg, and breaking it.

He was conveyed home on a stretcher.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1866

SHIPPING NEWS

The SUSAN A DUDMAN, from Ardrossan for Boston, has put into New York damaged.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1867

SHIPPING NEWS

Campbeltown, February 11 – The THREE JANES, Jackson, for Runcorn, lying here windbound, whilst on her passage from Ardrossan, and when about 10 miles S.S.W. from the Isle of Sanda, lost the mate, HENRY RIMMER, belonging to Preston, overboard, at 6.30 a.m. on the 10th instant. He went overboard on a lurch of the ship, when shaking out a reef of the mainsail at the lee quarter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
15 FEBRUARY 1888

MORE DANGEROUS BLASTING

About noon yesterday, while blasting operations were in progress at the Ardrossan harbour extension works, a large stone, weighing over 15lb., fell through the roof of the shop of Mrs Shaw, china merchant, Princes Street, Ardrossan.

Fortunately no one was in the upper room at the time, and no personal injury was done.

This is the second time such an accident has occurred in this street.

The police are investigating the matter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
16 FEBRUARY 1895

THE RESCUERS OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE LOVEN

A public meeting was held in the Town Hall, Ardrossan, last night, at which the crew of the small boat which succeeded in reaching the wreck of the Loven in the gale of the 22nd December were each presented with a cheque value £16 9s. The money was raised by public subscription.

The Loven, it will be remembered, stranded in rocky shallows between the Horse Island and the breakwater and after an abortive attempt had been made to take out the lifeboat to the wreck, a small boat was manned by a volunteer crew, who were successful in reaching the wreck and taking off the three survivors of the eight men, all told, who formed the crew of the Leven.

A public subscription was opened on behalf of the rescuers, and rather more than £100 was raised, £5 having been distributed amongst the crew of six previous to last night's meeting.

Mr Arthur Guthrie, in the absence of Provost Young, through a family bereavement, presided, and the presentation was made by Provost McIsaac, Saltcoats.

Mr William Pllu, coxswain of the small boat, acknowledged the gifts on behalf of his crew, mentioning incidentally they had been instrumental in saving 47 lives during his lifetime.

On the motion of Commissioner Kirkhope, a vote of thanks was accorded to the subscribers and also to Mr McGill, of the Ardrossan Shipbuilding Company (Limited) for the boat used in the heroic action.

The hall was completely filled, but the proceedings lasted little longer than five minutes.
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16 FEBRUARY 1942

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Ayr Academy, 2; Ardrossan Academy, 0.
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16 FEBRUARY 1943

DEATH

LAW: At a hospital, Kilmarnock, on 13th February, 1943 (result of an accident), Robert Cecil Law, beloved husband of Mary Reside, Loup Cottage, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1939

ARDROSSAN BOY KILLED AT LEVEL CROSSING

Thomas Dale Arnott, (4), son of Robert Arnott, Craneman, was instantaneously killed in an accident yesterday afternoon at the railway level-crossing on the road to the shipyard, Ardrossan.

An engine with two light carriages behind and a guard's van in front had been proceeding from the Town Station to Winton Pier Station. The gates had been closed to traffic but the child had got on to the line unobserved, and was knocked down and run over.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 FEBRUARY 1944

VACANT POSITION OF RECTOR AT PRESTONPANS

On the short leet for the vacant position of rector of Preston Lodge Secondary School, Prestonpans, are Mr Robert T. Stratton, principal teacher of mathematics, Ardrossan Academy, and Mr James S. Walker, principal teacher of mathematics and deputy rector, Dalziel High School, Motherwell.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 FEBRUARY 1861

PROPERTY FOR SALE – MARINE RESIDENCE AT ARDROSSAN

To be sold by public roup, within the Faculty Hall, St. George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 20th day of February, 1861, at one o’clock afternoon, if not previously sold by private bargain, that excellent and commodious villa residence, No. 7 East Crescent, Ardrossan, with garden and pleasure ground, the property of the late William Graham, junior.

Upset price only £1800.
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GLASGOW HERALD
18 FEBRUARY 1861

SHIPPING CASUALTIES

Milford, February 8 – The JOHN CLIFTON, Jennings, from Ardrossan for Llanelli, put in here with loss of foretopmast.

Waterford, February 12 – The HANNAH STEELE, from Ardrossan for Dublin, with loss of wheel and other damage, has come up from passage to discharge here.

Waterford, February 12 – The FIDELITY, Smith, from Ardrossan for Newport, put in here with loss of foreyard, mainboom, bulwarks, and stanchions, and making water.

Belfast, February 14 – The NAIRNSHIRE, Campbell, from Ardrossan to Liverpool, which went ashore in the Lough on the 9th instant, has been got off, and brought in here leaking, and will have to discharge.

Londonderry, February 14 – The ELIZA, McNichol, from Ardrossan with coals, etc., which was beached of Moville on the 9th, has been got off after being lightened, and towed up to this port.

Porthdinllaen, February 15 – The schooner LADY ELLEN, Williams, from Ardrossan and Belfast for Runcorn with pig iron, was abandoned in a sinking state 9th instant, off Aberdaron Bay; crew saved.
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