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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1834

DEATH

At the Manse of Stevenston, on the 9th current, aged 57 years, Margaret McLeish, wife of the Rev. D. Landsborough, Minister of the parish.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1888

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JESSIE BURGESS or McEWAN, wife of a labourer residing in Ardrossan, was convicted of the theft of a pair of boots from a house in Schoolwell, Street, Stevenston, on the 18th instant, and was sentenced to seven days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1887

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN REID, a labourer, having no fixed place of residence, was charged with the theft of a gravat at Stevenston on the 23rd instant, aggravated by two previous convictions this year.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 21 days’ imprisonment.



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GLASGOW HERALD
26 NOVEMBER 1894

ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court on Saturday JOHN WHITE, JOHN MURRAY, and PETER McKECHAN, Miners, Stevenston, were charged with assaulting Constable James Ross while in the execution of his duty on 23rd inst.

They all pleaded guilty. White was fined £5, or 30 days' imprisonment, and the other two were find £3 or 30 days' imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 NOVEMBER 1896

STEVENSTON - APPOINTMENT OF MEDICAL OFFICER

At a meeting of the Parish Council last night - Mr Hugh Thomson presiding - Mr Bicket proposed the appointment of Doctor Fulton as Medical Officer. Mr Taylor seconded.

After a discussion Doctor Fulton was appointed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 NOVEMBER 1842

STEVENSTON COLLIERS

The colliers here are still standing out for higher wages, and no prospect is apparent of an early resumption of labour.

All is nevertheless quiet. Hunger is silently, but markedly displaying itself in the visages of the turn-outs and their families; indeed prudence, as well as higher motives, plead for settlement, and that as soon possible.

It is awful to contemplate the miserable consequences which must arise from a further prolongation of the differences.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 NOVEMBER 1873

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

A meeting was held on Wednesday – Mr William Lockhart, Mayfield, presiding.

The meeting was held for the purpose of hearing the appeals of ratepayers in the Saltcoats district of the parish claiming exemption from payment of rates.

After a lengthened and somewhat acrimonious discussion, it was resolved not to relieve any ratepayer of rates payable in respect of ownership. This rule was passed by a majority of one only, and several attempts were made to overturn it in individual cases, but unsuccessfully.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
November 30, 1945

Jap Prisoner Home

On passing Station Square, Stevenston, we observed a great display of flags all round. On Investigating we learned that it was for the home-coming of Driver Gavin Curlett, son of Mr and Mrs Gavin Curlett, 15 Station Square, who had been almost four years in the hands of the Japs. We learn in spite of his long term as a prisoner he looks well.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 NOVEMBER 1840

RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT STEVENSTON

On Wednesday morning, about half-past eight, as the Ardrossan locomotive train was proceeding to Kilwinning to meet the train from Glasgow, when near Stevenston Quarry, the engine and tender went off the rails, and, by their great velocity, were embedded in the earth to a depth of several feet.

None of the carriages were overturned, and none of the passengers were injured; the engineer having had time to turn off the steam just as the engine deviated from the line.

In the course of the day, the engine and tender were, after much exertion, removed from the fixed position in which they were placed, and found to be very much damaged.

The superintendent at Ardrossan proceeded to Paisley in the course of the day, and made arrangements for obtaining a substitute for the disabled locomotive; and the running upon the branch line was resumed today.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 NOVEMBER 1849

ASSAULT

As a respectable female belonging to Stevenston was returning home from Kilwinning on the night of Friday last, she was attacked and most severely assaulted by a man in the garb of a labourer.

An individual has been apprehended and charged with the offence; and the case is now undergoing judicial investigation.
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