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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1841

AN AWFUL CATASTROPHE

An awful catastrophe has occurred at the farm of Feorlin, Shiskine, Arran.

A small school was taught by a young man of the name McGregor, in a house formerly used as a potato store. During the thaw on Saturday last, one of the gables suddenly fell in, and melancholy to relate, four of the children were killed on the spot, and several other severely injured.
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Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:05 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 JANUARY 1838

FATAL ACCIDENT – IRVINE

Yesterday morning, the body of a young man was found embedded in the ice, below Irvine Bridge. It is supposed the deceased, who was recognised to be a weaver of the name ROBERT SIMPSON, whilst crossing the bridge had his bonnet blown over, in attempting to recover which the ice had yielded, and being unable to extricate himself, was thus frozen to death.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 FEBRUARY 1817

SHIPWRECK – JOSEPH BEGGS MEDAL

A letter from Arran, of the 13th instant, says,

“that on dressing the corpse of the lady drowned in the sloop FARMER, of Kincardine, wrecked off Lamlash, there was found rolled up in her hair a silver medal, with the following inscription – ‘Waterford Orange Lodge, No. 286, presented to Jos. Beggs, a worthy brother.’

The vessel went on shore about 8 o’clock at night, at low water; and it is rather extraordinary that the people should have perished, as she is not above 20 yards from the shore on a fine and sand bottom. The vessel’s deck is still seen at low water. She was bound from Glasgow to Newry with coals.”
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:25 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 FEBRUARY 1928

DEATH OF MOTHER AND CHILD – HUSBAND ARRESTED

Following the discovery of the bodies of a woman and a child in a stream near West Kilbride, Ayrshire, an Irishman named NEIL FRIELL, husband of the woman, has been taken into custody by the Ayrshire Police.

He was charged before Sheriff Martin Laing at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, with having murdered his wife and child by drowning them, and was remanded in custody pending further investigation.

The discovery of this tragedy has created considerable excitement throughout Ayrshire.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by Hughie » Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:01 am

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
April 1, 1882

Letter to the editor


I've been wondering if the date of publication is significant? :puter :think:

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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:16 am

GLASGOW HERALD
6 MARCH 1906

WEST KILBRIDE TRAMWAY SCHEME

At a large meeting of the inhabitants of West Kilbride, held in the Public Hall on Friday evening, having been called by bill for the consideration of the proposed North Ayrshire tramway scheme, Provost Blakely, of Saltcoats, spoke, and thereafter J. I. McArthur, moved a resolution to the effect that the meeting approve of the proposed tramways as having of great service to the community.

Mr. D. A. Boyd, of Seamill, moved an amendment to the effect that, in view of the petition of proprietors and occupiers in West Kilbride and Seamill against the tramways, the meeting did not see its way to express approval of the tramways between Ardrossan and Portencross.

The amendment was carried by a large majority, but the Chairman did not announce the numbers of those voting.
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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

Post by brian f » Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:08 pm

Hughie wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:01 am
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
April 1, 1882

Letter to the editor


I've been wondering if the date of publication is significant? :puter :think:

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In Scotland, April Fools' Day was traditionally called 'Huntigowk Day',[12] although this name has fallen into disuse.[citation needed] The name is a corruption of 'Hunt the Gowk', "gowk" being Scots for a cuckoo or a foolish person; alternative terms in Gaelic would be Là na Gocaireachd, 'gowking day', or Là Ruith na Cuthaige, 'the day of running the cuckoo'. The traditional prank is to ask someone to deliver a sealed message that supposedly requests help of some sort. In fact, the message reads "Dinna laugh, dinna smile. Hunt the gowk another mile." The recipient, upon reading it, will explain he can only help if he first contacts another person, and sends the victim to this next person with an identical message, with the same result.[12]

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:03 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 MARCH 1905

LAUNCH OF BARON ARDROSSAN

Messrs A. Rodger & Company, Port Glasgow, launch today the large cargo steamer BARON ARDROSSAN, built for Messrs Hugh Hogarth & Sons, Glasgow.
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
30 MARCH 1904

BOY SENT TO REFORMATORY

At a special sitting of Irvine J.P. Court held yesterday afternoon a boy of 15 years, named THOMAS JAMES WEST, was sent for three years to Stranraer Reformatory for entering Gailes Western Golf Club, and stealing three golf balls.
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