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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1884

RATEPAYERS MEETING

A meeting of ratepayers of the parish of Ardrossan was held in the Town Hall, Ardrossan, on Friday evening, for the purpose of electing seven members to serve on the Parochial Board for the ensuing year.

Mr. Andrew B. Armour presided, and the following gentlemen were unanimously appointed:-

FOR ARDROSSAN

Messrs Henry Wallace, joiner; J. H. Mearns, publisher; Robert Brown, gardener; and Rev. Alexander Cross.

FOR SALTCOATS –

Messrs James Guthrie, blacksmith; William Bryden, clothier; and James Baillie, draper, Dockhead Street.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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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.
GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1911

YEOMANRY CAMP ARDROSSAN

Heavy rain fell at Ardrossan during Thursday night, and horse lines at the Yeomanry camp were flooded.

Yesterday, however, a stiff breeze blew all day, and the ground dried quickly.

At 8 a.m. the men rode to the drilling field and for two hours were occupied in squadron drill.

At 10 o’clock the Commanding Officer, Colonel Connal, put the troops through regimental drill.

Returning to the camp at noon the men were as usual occupied for some time attending to their horses, which are now accustomed to the work and are daily improving in appearance.

In the afternoon Major Kelly delivered a lecture on sanitation to the subalterns and ”non-coms.” Captain Hamilton, the regimental veterinary surgeon, lectured on horses and horse management.

In the evening a bonfire was kindled, and the men had an open-air concert by firelight.

The camp sports take place today.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1918

THE EGLINTON MEETING

Eglinton Harriers enjoyed a monopoly of Saturday’s date for their annual gala, and all prominent performers were to be found at Ardrossan.

Winton Park is by no means an ideal enclosure for the expert, and this fact may have to some extent accounted for the complete failure of the backmarkers. Yet it did not prevent the running from evoking enthusiasm, because it did not veto splendidly close finishes. In particular the half-mile provided a thrilling termination and no one would have been surprised had the judges inverted the placing of the first two men – CARBERRY and PARKER.

The record crowd of spectators enjoyed the day’s sport and had every reason to be satisfied with the varied programme.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1900

TERRIBLE DISASTER IN BELFAST LOUGH
TWO GLASGOW STEAMERS IN COLLISION
ONE FILLED WITH FAIR HOLIDAY-MAKERS
FIVE KILLED – FORTY INJURED

…..The steamers which collided with so deplorable results were the DROMEDARY and the ALLIGATOR, both belonging to Messrs G. & J. Burns, of Glasgow…..INJURED AT HOSPITAL…..JOHN McCANN, (52), Stevenston, and BERNARD GREEN, (45), Stevenston, both miners with Messrs Merry & Cuninghame.

[The DROMEDARY was sailing between Belfast and Ardrossan; and the ALLIGATOR between Ardrossan and Belfast.]

[A detailed account of the disaster is provided in the following link:-

http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLi ... /17902.asp
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 MAY 1922

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

The Ardrossan Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company have launched the closed shelter steamer BAYESKIMO, of 1250 tons deadweight, 210 feet in length, 33 feet 6 inches in breadth, 14 feet 9 inches in depth, and of a designed speed of 10 knots.

The triple expansion engines will be supplied by Messrs John Kincaid and Company, Greenock.

[A photograph of the BAYESKIMO and other details are available on the following link:-

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... =BAYESKIMO
BAYESKIMO SUNK
23 JULY 1925

The BAYESKIMO sunk in ice in Ungava Bay – 59.15N-67.06W – on a voyage from Montreal to Hudson Bay ports.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ay_map.png
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1900

TERRIBLE DISASTER IN BELFAST LOUGH
TWO GLASGOW STEAMERS IN COLLISION
ONE FILLED WITH FAIR HOLIDAY-MAKERS
FIVE KILLED – FORTY INJURED

…..The steamers which collided with so deplorable results were the DROMEDARY and the ALLIGATOR, both belonging to Messrs G. & J. Burns, of Glasgow…..INJURED AT HOSPITAL…..JOHN McCANN, (52), Stevenston, and BERNARD GREEN, (45), Stevenston, both miners with Messrs Merry & Cuninghame.

[The DROMEDARY was sailing between Belfast and Ardrossan; and the ALLIGATOR between Ardrossan and Belfast.]

[A detailed account of the disaster is provided in the following link:-

http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLi ... /17902.asp
GLASGOW HERALD
24 JULY 1900

BELFAST LOUGH DISASTER
ARRIVAL OF THE INJURED

News of the disaster was received in Ardrossan with deep regret and much consternation.

In the afternoon the steamer HOUND arrived with a number of the Dromedary’s passengers, and her arrival was awaited by a large crowd, among whom were many who were looking out for friends…..On arrival of the ADDER last night – an event awaited by a large crowd, despite wretched weather conditions – several who had been in the disaster were met by friends.

Two Stevenston men had each an arm broken.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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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.
GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1911

YEOMANRY CAMP ARDROSSAN

Heavy rain fell at Ardrossan during Thursday night, and horse lines at the Yeomanry camp were flooded.

Yesterday, however, a stiff breeze blew all day, and the ground dried quickly.

At 8 a.m. the men rode to the drilling field and for two hours were occupied in squadron drill.

At 10 o’clock the Commanding Officer, Colonel Connal, put the troops through regimental drill.

Returning to the camp at noon the men were as usual occupied for some time attending to their horses, which are now accustomed to the work and are daily improving in appearance.

In the afternoon Major Kelly delivered a lecture on sanitation to the subalterns and ”non-coms.” Captain Hamilton, the regimental veterinary surgeon, lectured on horses and horse management.

In the evening a bonfire was kindled, and the men had an open-air concert by firelight.

The camp sports take place today.
GLASGOW HERALD
24 JULY 1911

YEOMANRY CAMP ARDROSSAN

The Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry held their sports on the camping ground at the Mill Farm, Ardrossan, on Saturday afternoon.

The weather was all that it could be desired, and the spectators numbered about 1200.

Among those present were Sir Thomas Glen-Coat; Mrs. Connal, wife of the commanding officer; and Mrs. Meddick, wife of the adjutant.

The regimental band played selections during the afternoon.

The arrangements were in the hands of Hon. Major Langley, assisted by Quartermaster Sergeant W. Brown.

Colonel Connal acted as judge.
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