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Stevenston - On This Day In History

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I think it was on Main Street, probably No. 31. William Smith, spirit dealer, had a shop and hall there.
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John Donnelly previously contributed - "The New Century Bar was at the foot of the Townhead Brae. It was the building next to Parks the Bakers. My Uncle John bought it and had his grocers shop in it."
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1833

BIRTH

At Stevenston, on the 12th instant, Mrs Howatson, of Cronberry, of a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1916

COURT OF SESSION - BEFORE LORD DEWAR - SCHOOLBOY’S ACCIDENT

Lord Dewar closed the record and ordered issues for trial of an action by Thomas Houston, 7 Mannering Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, against FREDERICK BASS SMALL, wine and spirit merchant, Fullarton Place, Stevenston, for £1000 as damages for personal injuries sustained by the pursuer’s son John, 11 years of age, who was knocked down while on his way home from Shawlands Academy on May 15, 1916, by a motor cycle driven by the defender.

The boy had been walking behind a lorry on which he had placed his school books, but had left the lorry and proceeded to cross Pollokshaws Road when he was knocked down.

The pursuer alleged that the defender was at fault, and that he left before a policeman arrived, did not leave his name and address, or went to ascertain the nature of the child’s injuries.

The defender denied fault, and said the boy ran into the motor cycle. He contends that the accident was caused entirely through the fault of the boy.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 OCTOBER 1819

BIRTH

At Meurice’s Hotel, Paris, on the 14th instant, the Lady of Alexander Hamilton Hamilton, Esquire, of the Retreat, Dumfriesshire, and Hullerhirst, Stevenston, Ayrshire, of a daughter.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
22 OCTOBER 1917

Died on service, Corporal HUGH DONNACHIE McPHAIL, (25), 7th Field Company, Canadian Engineers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of John and Jane McPhail, Stevenston; and husband of Jane Paterson or McPhail, Stevenston.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported: -

"Corporal Hugh D. McPhail, Canadians, emigrated to Canada in February, 1911, and joined the Canadian Forces on 1st August, 1915. He went to the front on 1st April, 1916.

He was home on leave at the end of March, 1917, and married a daughter of Mr Richard Paterson, 17 Ardoch Crescent, Stevenston.

He returned to the front in April, and was unfortunately killed on 22nd October, 1917.

The letter from his officer bespeaks a good character, and our sincerest sympathies are with his widow and friends."
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 OCTOBER 1877

STEVENSTON - CHILD DROWNED

A boy named JAMES GARDNER, between two and three years of age, left his house on Sunday morning, about ten o'clock. As he failed to return later in the day anxiety was aroused, and a search was made, but no tidings were received regarding the missing child that night.

Yesterday morning a search was made in the burn that runs through the town, and the body of the child was discovered at a point near the Royal George Pit.

Much sympathy is felt in the district for the bereaved parents.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 OCTOBER 1900

CALL TO AN AYRSHIRE MINISTER

At a meeting of the Aberdeen Free Presbytery yesterday, it was resolved to moderate in a call to the Rev. John Livingston, Stevenston, Presbytery of Ardrossan, as colleague and successor to the Rev. James Goodall, Gallowgate Free Church, Aberdeen.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 OCTOBER 1841

SINGULAR FACT

A few days ago, a woman residing in the village of Stevenston, who had for some time been affected with a severe swelling in her thigh, applied to Dr. Brown of Saltcoats, in order to get the pain alleviated.

After minutely examining the swollen part, the Doctor commenced to operate, and succeeded, after considerable labour, in extracting a sewing needle about an inch and a half long, which the patient had swallowed nearly thirty years ago.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
25 OCTOBER 1916

Died on service, Private RICHARD CUNNINGHAM, Service No. S/21807, 5th Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – born at and resident of Irvine; enlisted at Stevenston.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 OCTOBER 1880

THE LATE REV. JAMES CRUICKSHANK

The much respected parish minister of Stevenston, Rev. James Cruickshank, who has been unable to preach for some years through failing health, died last week in Aberdeen, aged 76 years.

On Sunday last the Rev. J. D. McCall, of New Ardrossan, preached in Stevenston Parish Church a sermon appropriate to the occasion from Amos IV, 12, “Prepare to meet thy God.”

The Rev. Mr Cruickshank is succeeded by the Rev. John Grahame, M.A., B.D., who was appointed helper and successor in 1878.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 OCTOBER 1896

STEVENSTON - OFFICES FOR PARISH COUNCIL

Last night at a meeting of the Landward Committee of the Parish Council a sketch plan was submitted from Mr Hugh Thomson, Architect, of proposed new chambers for clerk and Parish Council, with shop and dwelling-houses, to be erected in New Street at an estimated cost of £780.

The Committee approved the plan, and arrangements are to be made to get the sanction of the Local Government Board for a loan to carry out the scheme.
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