Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Comments on the 'visit' of Dr Carnegie, copied from the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald, 30th September 1910

Page 4
“Mr Andrew Carnegie passed through Ardrossan
this week on his way to Belfast. If the Council had
been enterprising, they might have arranged a
reception and have taken the opportunity of
placing before the millionaire the pressing needs
of the town. He might for once have agreed to
gift an esplanade instead of a library”.

“The new Improvements Committee were not
summoned to meet Dr. Carnegie when he passed
through Ardrossan on Tuesday morning”.

Page 5
“Dr Carnegie passed through Ardrossan on
Tuesday morning on his way to Belfast. The
photo shows the millionaire stepping on to the
gangway leading to the ‘Viper’”.
(The photo is so dark you can hardly recognise anything).
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Thanks for this additional information Irene, which proves that 'Andrew Carnegie' definitely visited Ardrossan on Tuesday 27 September, 1910. I'm inclined to agree that Ardrossan Town Council, given that they were probably aware his travel arrangements, missed a golden opportunity to impress one of the greatest philanthroposts ever.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
October 19, 1945

Ardrossan Winton Rover F.C.

Dear Sir,-
As the Admiralty have now de-requisitioned Winton Park may I on behalf of the committee take this opportunity of putting before all those interested in the well-being of the club alterations which we have gradually been perfecting during the past months with a view to making Winton Park a football enclosure second to none in junior football.

It will be readily agreed much work will require to be done before the aforementioned can be attained due to the dilapidated state in which the Admiralty have left the enclosure. This condition has given the committee great concern during the period of the Admiralty's occupancy and though requests were made on numerous occasions regarding the deterioration of the ground, no steps taken to rectify this matter.

Recently a survey of the ground was taken and it was agreed that great improvements can be made in the layout by running the playing pitch in the opposite direction, that is with the goal-posts situated at the school end and the nursery end. This new layout will increase spectating accommodation at both ends of the field while also allowing ample room for stand, clubhouse and other general improvements which the committee have in mind.

In carrying out these alterations much work can be done in a voluntary sense and it will be appreciated very much if all well-wishers of the club will come forward now and lend a hand to enable the Rovers to be in a position to take their place in junior football next season.

JAMES CANCE, Hon. Secy. "Carradale," Stanley Drive, Ardrossan.
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ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
26 OCTOBER 1906

BIRTH

HENDRY: At Inglefield Terrace, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, on 23rd October, to Mr and Mrs Robert Hendry; a daughter.

[This clearly refers to the birth of Janet Hendry, who, for me, only came to light when ‘Glenshena’ recently highlighted the mural that has been painted at the corner of Princes Street/Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, and in respect of which ‘George Ardrossan’ explained that the aeroplane represented Janet, who was the first registered pilot in Scotland.]

The following link refers: -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Hendry
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Someone remind me where Inglefield Terrace was please. Did it change it’s name to Vernon Terrace?
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Inglefield Terrace were the houses at the top of Glasgow Street between Young Street and Eglinton Road. THe upstairs houses were accessed via an entrance in Eglinton Road.
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Thanks PT I remember it now. The name was on the corner of the building facing the Plazzo . It has now been removed, I wonder if these houses still have Inglefield terrace as their postal address or if it has become Glasgow Street?
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Meekan,

From www.ardrossanphotographs.net -

INGLEFIELD TERRACE

"Inglefield Terrace no longer exists. It was a block of houses, built by two brothers called Ingle, that stood for many years before being subsumed into Glasgow Street in the 1960s with the introduction of postcodes. If you know accurate dates, please contact WebsiteAuthor@ArdrossanPhotographs.net."
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Penny Tray wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 11:11 pm ARDROSSAN & SALTCOATS HERALD
26 OCTOBER 1906

BIRTH

HENDRY: At Inglefield Terrace, Eglinton Road, Ardrossan, on 23rd October, to Mr and Mrs Robert Hendry; a daughter.

[This clearly refers to the birth of Janet Hendry, who, for me, only came to light when ‘Glenshena’ recently highlighted the mural that has been painted at the corner of Princes Street/Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, and in respect of which ‘George Ardrossan’ explained that the aeroplane represented Janet, who was the first registered pilot in Scotland.]

The following link refers: -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Hendry
To think that this amazing discovery of local history was all down to a talented man from Irvine called Tragic!
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Glenshena,

I don't know for sure, but since 'George Ardrossan' first mentioned Janet Hendry by name, and the seal in the mural is wearing a Winton Rovers jersey, a club whom George has a close connection, I suspect he may have had a hand in briefing Tragic.
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The mural was commissioned by Ardrossan Community Development Trust and the local community - including school pupils - was involved in the consultation. The only help I gave was to supply details of the then current Winton Rovers strip - which has since changed!

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Hi, glenshena


You might have seen this. Tragic - Saltcoats mural.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... n=sharebar

Hope your well 😁
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