Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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On second thoughts it seems to be more about the Metro nightclub...
Any Saltcoats mural would have course include Bobby Lennox. :)
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Belfast News - Letter
November 1, 1923

Ardrossan Steamer - Posted at Lloyd's as Missing

The following vessel was posted yesterday at Lloyd's as missing:- Baron Blantyre, of Ardrossan, left Durban for Adelaide on 10th August last with a cargo of coal, and was in wireless communication with the steamer Mary Hoalock on the 15th October, but she has not since been heard of.
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I wonder what happened to her
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No Brian, haven't seen it. Where is it in Saltcoats? At least it's good to know that he has a normal name like Steven McIntyre.
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glenshena wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 12:23 pm No Brian, haven't seen it. Where is it in Saltcoats? At least it's good to know that he has a normal name like Steven McIntyre.
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It now adorns the side wall of the town's Home Hardware store, on a lane between one of the streets in the town's shopping district and the shorefront.

Another Saltcoats mural
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https://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/23 ... ral-unveil

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Further to my discovery of an unsuspected paper, here's a derby match from November 1971.

6th NOVEMBER 1971

WINTON " BOGEY " BEATS SALTCOATS

SALTCOATS VICTORIA 1 WINTON ROVERS 4

Scorers : Saltcoats - Nicol ( pen ) 84 minutes; Winton - Sanderson 60 mins, Monan 75 mins, McCall 79 mins, Kyle 89 mins.

Winton hadn't won an away match this season although they had thrashed Vics in the first game of the season, so the form book pointed to an overwhelming home win. But someone had forgotten to remind Vics that a win was not a mere formality, that they would have to play for full points.

In the end, In the end, it was the home side's lack of aggression that lost them the match,not Rovers' ability, because the Ardrossan side should have been well beaten by an on form Saltcoats team.

It could be said that Saltcoats beat themselves but some of the Campbell Park faithful would maintain that it was a Winton Rovers bogey that was the victor.

" They could put out 11 jerseys and still win ," said one Saltcoats supporter , referring to Winton's uncanny regularity of upsetting Vics when the odds were stacked against them.

Indeed, considering the feckless uninspired way the Saltcoats players set about Winton it would seem that they half believed that they were battling against a fixture hoodoo.

In the first 45 minutes there were few incidents that anyone who was at Campbell Park will care to remember. Saltcoats had more of the ball than Winton but seemed uncertain of what to do after gaining possession. Rovers attacks were made to look clever by the hamfisted, panicked clearances of the Vics back four.

The nearest thing to a goal came eight minutes from the interval when Stein drew Armstrong from his goal. The keeper pushed the ball away from the winger's feet, McPike gathered and slammed a shot at the open goal. But Rowan had raced back and neaded out from under the crossbar. Two minutes later Stein again drew the keeper out of goal but pushed the ball wide.

Saltcoats restarted with McConnell replacing the injured McPike but such was Vics' disorder that the referee had not been told of the substitution and the unfortunate McConnell had his name taken.

Winton seemed to realise that they could profit from Saltcoats' uncertainty and became more adventurous in their attacks. Wilson and McCall both had good efforts before the opener just on the hour.

Anderson slipped through the home defence only to be stopped at the edge of the penalty area by Lowe and Smith. The referee gave a free kick, much to the anger of the home fans, and Anderson placed the ball round the defensive wall and out of Lowe's reach.

Fifteen minutes later the home defence only half cleared a cross from the right. Monan picked it up and placed the ball over Lowe's hands.

Struggling Saltcoats threw on Ken Sanderson for Young in a desperate salvage attempt in the 77th minute but two minutes later Rovers dashed any hopes of a revival when McCall scored from the left wing.

McCall was the culprit five minutes later when he fouled Stein inside the penalty area. Nicol scored from the spot.

Could Vics bring off a dramatic fightback ? No, and with only a minute to go Kyle hammered in the final nail and Rovers' fourth goal.

Saltcoats Victoria - Lowe; Thomson and Smith; Sheridan, Caughey and Hepburn; Stein, Young, McPike, Shaw and Nicol.

Winton Rovers - Armstrong; Rowan and Anderson; Alexander, Young and McCall; Newman, Sanderson, Kyle, Wilson and Monan.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 12th November 1971.


Some confusion as to whether Anderson or Sanderson scored the first goal for Winton; I suspect Sanderson, since he was a striker and Anderson a defender.

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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
November 23, 1951

First in Scotland - Tribute to Ardrossan C.A.B.

Mr A. C. Manuel, M.P. for Central Ayrshire, praised Ardrossan's Citizens' Advice Bureau at the closing session of the annual conference of the Scottish Citizens' Advice Bureaux held at Ardrossan last week-end. Ardrossan, he said, was the first small burgh in Scotland to set up a service of this kind. The bureau was opened in May, 1942.

They were fortunate in these early years, he added, in getting Miss Dodds as their supervisor at the bureau. She did a great deal of work and at a time when the population of the town was greatly increased by Service personnel. He also spoke of the good work done by Miss Dodds in connection with the town's Welcome Home and Commemoration Fund and of how the local C.A.B. had been able to help the relatives of the men who lost their lives when an aircraft carrier following an explosion on board sank off Ardrossan in those war years,

Mr Manuel also paid tribute to Mrs Ramsay who succeeded Miss Dodds at the bureau. Не said she had been a tower of strength to them in this particular type of work and in dealing with the many problems which had arisen from the new legislation. He also spoke of her work in connection with the local Home Help service.

The delegates, who came from all over Scotland, were given a civic reception on the Friday night when Provost Beggs addressed them, The Ardrossan bureau, said. the Provost, was opened on 1st May, 1942, largely due to the energy and enthusiasm of Mr Archie Manuel, M.P., who was then a member of the town council.
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The Courier
December 4, 1906

Loss of the Baron Huntly

Sheriff Scott Moncrieff pronounced the judgment of the Court at Glasgow yesterday in the Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the abandonment and loss of the steamship Baron Huntly, of Ardrossan, off the coast of Portugal, on October 28.

The Court found that the cause of the abandonment and loss was a leak discovered upon her port side, the precise nature of which has not been ascertained. The vessel was, in the opinion of the Court, prematurely abandoned, and before efforts were made to save her on the part of the master and chief engineer.

The Court accordingly suspends the certificate of the master, Mr James Woods, and of the chief engineer, Mr John Robertson, for the period of three months from this date.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1901

MAN DROWNED

Early on Sunday morning, when the Belfast steamer was on the point of leaving Montgomerie Pier, Ardrossan, an alarm was raised that a man had fell overboard. A soldier leapt from the deck of the steamer into the water, but though lights were brought to assist him in his search, he found nothing to explain the alarm. The search was continued but without result.

The search was renewed yesterday morning, and the body of a man apparently about 32 years of age was recovered.

The body was removed to the mortuary to await identification.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 JANUARY 1912

MARRIAGE

STRACHAN – IRVINE: At Rockmount, Ardrossan, on the 30th ultimo, by the Rev. J. Kirkland Cameron, minister of New Parish Church, Ardrossan, (illegible) Strachan, eldest son of Alexander Strachan, wood and coal merchant, Forfar, to Margaret Stewart, eldest daughter of the late Archibald A. Irvine, Cumnock, and Mrs Irvine, Rockmount, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1885

THE NEW YEAR - ARDROSSAN

The banks and most of the shops were closed, and the Ardrossan Volunteer Band paraded the streets. There were few cases of intoxication.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JANUARY 1885

ARDROSSAN ARTILLERY

The annual competition for a series of prizes given by the officers and friends came off at the range at the Inches yesterday.

A somewhat gusty wind persevered during the shooting, and militated against good shooting. Add to this that the carbines of the corps are at present being overhauled in England, and that the men had to shoot with borrowed rifles and it will be seen that they laboured under great disadvantages.

Thirty-four competitors entered the list, the distance being 200 yards; seven rounds.

The prize-takers were: -

Andrew Gibson, (26);
Caldwell Anderson, (22);
William Leckie, (21);
James Tyre, (18);
Alexander Gardiner, (14);
John Avery, (13);
Thomas Wallace, (12);
Neil Currie, (11);
Gavin Jamieson, (11),
David Kinnear, (11);
Alexander McNeill, (10);
John Dunn, (8);
W. Hamilton, (8);
D. Findlay, (7);
M. Robertson, (7);
F. Smith, (7); and
D. Rankin, (6).
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