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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.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

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Re: Not the THREETOWNS but close

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.
Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.

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