Stevenston - On This Day In History

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EVENING TIMES
24 MARCH 1959

TWO MEN HURT IN BLAST AT ARDEER

Two men were taken to hospital today after an explosion at Ardeer Factory, Stevenston.

The explosion, which happened just before 7 a.m. rattled window over a wide area.

The injured men are Mr Arthur Cambridge and Mr Thomas Dallas.

Mr Cambridge, who is suffering from burns and a suspected fractured pelvis, is a member of the factory works council.

Mr Dallas is believed to be suffering from shock and burns.

PRIVATE INQUIRY

An I.C.I. spokesman told the “Evening Times” that the explosion occurred in the Propulsive Department in a nitro-cotton powder press during the processing of material.

Apart from the two men taken to hospital three other men escaped with slight injuries and were treated at the casualty room at the works.

They are Mr C. B. Menagh; Mr J. M. Ferguson, and Mr J. Thomson.

The spokesman added that an inquiry will be held privately into the incident.

Mr Arthur Cambridge is a married man with three of a family. His home is at 22 Adams Avenue, Saltcoats.

His daughter Anne works in one of the factory offices and was able to see her father before he was taken to hospital.

SECOND ACCIDENT

Mr Thomas Dallas, (47), lives with his wife and family at 42 Canal Street, Saltcoats. His brother, William, said today that this was Thomas’s second accident in three and a half years. Previously he received burning injuries and was off work for about 15 weeks.

His 17-year-old daughter, June, who also works in Ardeer, went to work as usual today and was told of the accident by her uncle, Mr D. Gilmour, of Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1911

DEATH - GRANT

Suddenly at Hayocks, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 23rd instant, George Andrew Grant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 MARCH 1913

IRVINE SCHOOL BOARD AND ARDEER EXPLOSION

At the monthly meeting of Irvine School Board yesterday a letter was submitted from Messrs Nobel’s Explosives Company expressing regret at the annoyance occasioned in the Board’s schools by the explosion at Ardeer on the 10th instant.

The chairman, Mr Young, said he thought they ought to be thankful for the escape of the children attending the Academy that day.

After some discussion, in the course of which it was stated that the mishap of a fortnight ago gave the impression that they were living on the edge of a volcano, the Board unanimously decided on the suggestion of the chairman, to express the willingness of the members to co-operate with any other public body in any action they might take with a view to minimising the danger to the community from its proximity to the explosives works.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 MARCH 1900

LIBERAL UNIONIST ASSOCIATION – STEVENSTON

Under the auspices of the above association a public meeting was held in the Unionist Club Hall on Friday night. Mr William Kerr presided, and said they had met at a time of great interest to the people of Stevenston, who had so many friends and relations in South Africa fighting their country’s battles, and they were to hear and see something about South Africa and the Transvaal.

He hoped the war would soon be at an end, and that a firm policy would be pursued by the British Government in making terms for the future of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal.

Mr Kerr then introduced Mr Thomas Hurst, of the West of Scotland Liberal Unionist Association, who delivered a lecture “Through Africa.” The lecture was admirably illustrated by a fine series of lime-light views. Portraits of the men who are at the front and making the history of Africa were shown, and met with a hearty reception.

At the close of the lecture, which was listened to with great interest, a vote of thanks was given to the lecturer and chairman.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 MARCH 1914

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS

The Rev. James Adams, Saltcoats;
David Lawson, merchant, Stevenston;
James Morrison, baker, Stevenston;
The Rev. James C. O’Neill, Stevenston;
Thomas Miller Arnott, merchant, Stevenston;
Robert Faulds, chemist, Stevenston;
James Patrick, baker, Stevenston; and
William Ward, gas manager, Stevenston.

Eight nominations for seven seats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
28 MARCH 1912

DEATH - BICKET

Suddenly, at Main Street, Stevenston, on 27th March, Robert Bicket, flesher.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 MARCH 1875

ROUP OF TENT GROUND FOR EGLINTON HUNT MEETING

A roup of ground for tents for the sale of refreshments during the Eglinton Hunt Meeting at Irvine on 8th and 9th April, was held at Bogside Farm, near Irvine, on Saturday forenoon. There was a good attendance of successful bidders, including: -

No. 1 - Gilbert Alexander, Stevenston - £17 5s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1910

POLITICAL MEETING

In the Conservative Hall, Stevenston, on Monday night, Mr William Kerr, presided at a meeting of the Unionist Association. The principal speaker was Mr J. Edward Graham, K.C., late candidate for the Hawick Burghs, who delivered an address on current politics.
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GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1914

FOOTBALL RESULT

Clyde, 0; Stevenston United, 0 – Reserve League.
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GLASGOW HERALD
31 MARCH 1910

DEATH - STEEL

At Stevenston, on the 30th March, Jessie Haddow, aged 86 years, wife of the Rev. Robert Steel.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1910

ARDEER GOLF CLUB

The winner of the Robertson Medal is Mr S. Conn, (12) 84.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 APRIL 1912

FUNERAL OF MR ROBERT BICKET

The funeral of Mr Robert Bicket, Stevenston, took place on Saturday. Mr Bicket for many years was a member of the Parochial Council and School Board. He carried on business in Stevenston, and his death is greatly regretted there.
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