Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:06 pm

GLASGOW HERALD
17 JULY 1911

ARDROSSAN CAMP

The Yeomanry camp at the Mill Farm, Ardrossan, is now complete.

C Company, consisting of about 100 men, early on Saturday morning, and the remainder, making about 430 in all, came in between six and eight in the evening.

Colonel K. H. M. Connal is in command.

During the first week the Yeomanry will be engaged in squadron drill, a large field for the purpose having been taken three miles inland. Later the cavalry will join in manoeuvres with the other units in different parts of the county.

Yesterday hundreds of townspeople visited the camp.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JULY 1911

ARDROSSAN CAMP

The Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry, encamped at Ardrossan, engaged yesterday afternoon in squadron and troop drill in a field about three miles inland. Some time was also spent in signalling and Maxim gun exercise.

After midday no work was done outside the camp.

A heavy shower fell early on Monday morning, but all the drills were carried out in dry weather.

With the exception of a few slight injuries from kicks by horses, nothing untoward has happened, and the men are all in good spirits.

As the camp, however, is on high exposed ground, the change in temperature since Saturday is being felt, particularly at night.

Several of the officers left today for Edinburgh to take part in Royal functions there.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:23 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JULY 1912


SAND-BUILDING COMPETITION AT ARDROSSAN

A sand-building competition for children, organised under the auspices of the Town Council, was held at Ardrossan yesterday.

The entries numbered close upon 200, and in some sections there was keen compeitition.

The arrangements were in the care of a committee, and the practical work was superintended by Mr. James Duncan, burgh surveyor. Mr. Adam, burgh surveyor of Millport, acted as judge.

All through the quality of the workmanship was fairly high, but the best designs were the work of the boys.

The competition was witnessed by about 5000 spectators.

In the Town Hall in the evening Doctor Macdonald presided, and the prizes were presented by Mrs. I. T. Fawcett.

The following were the chief prize-winners:-

BOYS:

James Fergus, Tom Lindsay, James Alexander, James McBean, James McLachlan, John Kelly, Andrew Allan, John McPherson, Alexander McDonald, James Fleming, Francis Twycross, William Mathie, John Fulton, Angus Kerr, John Livingston, W. McWilliams, J. Dickson.

GIRLS:

Peggy Ballintine, Robina Kerr, Frances Wallace, Jeanie Munday, Margaret Devlin, Agnes Morrison, Margaret Lane, Winnie Birch, May McGrath, Jeanie Barr, Letty Downie, Isa Devlin, Annie Kane, Cathy Kelly, Margaret Kelly, Jeanie Dewar.

Special prizes for originality of design were awarded to John Liivingston, James Fleming, Jeanie Barr, and Cissie Lindsay.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 JULY 1937

STEAMERS CARRY LARGE COMPLEMENTS

Seven steamers for Belfast and three for the Isle of Man all with large complements left Ardrossan harbour on Saturday.

The Burns-Laird vessel LAIRDS ISLE, which did a double run each day between Ardrossan and Belfast from Thursday to Saturday, accomplished a good performance on Saturday. She sailed from Ardrossan with a crowd of passengers at one o’clock in the morning, returned and sailed again with a full complement for Belfast shortly after 10 a.m.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:58 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 JULY 1899

ARDROSSAN – THE DEATH OF J. L. BAILEY, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

Mr. J. L. Bailey, J.P., agent for the Royal Bank here, died at his residence on Tuesday evening.

He had been ailing for some time, and unable to attend to his professional or public duties, but the end came somewhat suddenly. He died at the age of 81.

Mr. Bailey was a native of Musselburgh, where he trained as a lawyer. He removed to Ayrshire comparatively early in life, and began the business of banking in Beith.

He was appointed agent for the Royal Bank here in the year 1862.

All his life he took an active interest in public affairs. He was a Justice of the Peace for the county, and at his death was senior member of the local court.

Both at Saltcoats and at Ayr he was a well-known figure, and he was much esteemed among his brother justices. He was chairman of the Parochial Board for several years, and auditor of the burgh accounts. He also held various appointments in connection with local bodies, religious and other.

He is mourned by a widow and a family, most of whom are well-settled in life.
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