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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Hughie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:57 am

I would think she was in a helpless condition, Netta. He would be if he didn't pay the ten shillings.

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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:56 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1886

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The LEO, of Glasgow, whilst moored in Brodick Burn, Arran, burst her moorings, and was driven on the rocks. She has sustained a great deal of damage, having lost main shaft, broke her keel, stove in some plates, and her frame-work.

Vessel put into Ardrossan for repairs.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:16 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 OCTOBER 1889

SHIPPING NEWS

For some time back much anxiety has prevailed amongst the inhabitants of Palnackie (Dumfries and Galloway) for want of information regarding the schooner TORMER, of Ardrossan. She left a port on the coast of Ireland for Tralee (County Kerry), a distance which should have been accomplished in not over three days. She sailed previous to the recent gale, and since then no news has been received up to last night regarding the safety of her crew. She is now over fifteen days overdue, and it is feared that she has sunk with all hands.

Three of her crew belong to Palnackie.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:09 am

GLASGOW HERALD
27 OCTOBER 1884

SEVERE STORM OF WIND AND RAIN

A severe gale raged on the County Down coast on Saturday and yesterday.

At a late hour on Saturday night the barquentine ZAYDA, of and for Belfast from Lisbon, with a cargo of mineral ore, collided with the barque HELEN FINLAYSON, of Ardrossan, in Belfast Lough, causing a great deal of damage to both vessels.

It is reported that at the time of the collision a portion of the crew of one vessel was seen jumping into the other and vice versa.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:20 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
29 OCTOBER 1886

THE EARL OF EGLINTON

The Earl of Eglinton left Eglinton Castle last night for London, where it is probable he may remain with his daughters for a short time before they leave for India, where the Earl proposes to spend the winter.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:33 am

GLASGOW HERALD
13 NOVEMBER 1889

THE ARRAN TRAGEDY

A copy of the death warrant has been received by Mr. Colin MacCulloch, Town Clerk of Greenock, and by Sheriff Nicolson.

The prisoner appears firm, and apparently cheerful, eating and sleeping well.

There is a prevailing feeling in Greenock that steps for a reprieve will be taken.

Mr. Benjamin Rose, brother of deceased Edwin Robert Rose, accompanied by two younger sisters, passed through Ardrossan from Edinburgh on Monday Morning, and proceeded by way of Fairlie to Arran. They visited the graveside at Sannox, where the remains of their brother are laid, and called on a number of friends who had aided in the search. They returned yesterday by train, going south.

We may note that during the trial Mr. Rose waited among the crowd anxious to gain admission, and was only enabled to do so by the aid of a sympathiser, who gave place to him.

[THE ARRAN TRAGEDY, also referred to as THE GOATFELL MURDER, resulted in John Watson Laurie being convicted of murdering Edwin Robert Rose at Arran, and being sentenced to death. The sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment and Laurie spent the remaining 41 years of his life in prison, maintaining to his dying day that he was innocent.]
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Hughie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:32 am

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Coastwatch Irvine understand the Irvine and Kilwinning units of the St Andrews Ambulance have disbanded.
If there are any x St Andrews volunteers who wish to continue their voluntary work as First Aiders, would they consider assisting Coastwatch Irvine?

There are also many persons who hold First Aid certificates from their employment, would you like to assist Coastwatch and gain more experience?

If you are interested, please contact CWS Irvine on 01294 271855 or 07526225835 or email: Coastwatch-irvine@hotmail.co.uk or call into the Beach Pavilion.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Hughie » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:56 am

Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald
25 November 1892

NEARLY thirty years ago, a rib of a whale of enormous size was found at a bend of the river on the Shewalton estate, about a mile above Irvine Bridge. Other portions of the remains have at various times been recovered, and a week or so ago the Kilmarnock Ramblers, amongst whom were the Rev. D. Landsborough and ex. Bailie Blackwood (having got a hint of the affair, we believe, from Mr Joseph Downs, of Irvine), recovered a huge piece of what appeared to be one of the breast bones of the animal.

It took six men to carry the fragment to the road. A cart was procured, and the Ramblers carried off the bone io triumph to Kilmarnock. It is certainly better there than in the bed of the river, but it is strange that it should be left to ramblers from other places to take possession of interesting finds of the description referred to. The bone was got in the river bank, under about 40 feet of sand, and had been laid bare by the current.

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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by meekan » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 am

I wonder where it is now? Long gone presumably.

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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by michaelm » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:56 pm

meekan wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:29 am
I wonder where it is now? Long gone presumably.
In our mid teens myself and pals would often visit Kilmarnock Baths at weekends for a swim and afterwards we'd sometimes pop into ' The Dick Institute '
I remember a very large curved Whalebone in there which I think was mounted above a doorway. It may even still be there.

Unsure if this has any connection to the above story - but it's a definite possibility.

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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
2 DECEMBER 1935

WEST KILBRIDE GRAIN MILL STILL SMOULDERING

After 15 hours’ work Ardrossan Fire Brigade succeeded in getting under control the fire which destroyed the greater part of Kilbride Grain Mills, West Kilbride, early on Saturday morning.

The grain involved in the building was still smouldering yesterday; and a watch is being kept in case the wind veers round to the north, when there would be a danger of sparks being carried to the gas works, which are only 50 yards away.

Mr. D. Miller, the county assessor, made an examination of the damaged buildings during the week-end, and ordered a portion of the south wall to be knocked down owing to its danger to passing traffic.

The total loss is estimated at £2500.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:18 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 DECEMBER 1875

IRVINE - ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

The Ardrossan Orchestral Society gave a concert on Monday night in the Institute Hall, under the auspices of the Irvine Choral Union.

The audience, if somewhat limited, was a select one, and the music, consisting of selections from Bouldren, Nicholson, Riviers, Neil Gow, Auber, Bellini, &c., rendered in a truthful and highly appreciative manner.
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