Ardrossan - On This Day In History



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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:50 am

GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1952

MAN OVERBOARD

When the Lairds Isle arrived at Ardrossan from Belfast last night one of the 900 passengers, believed to be a Greenock man, attempted to leap from the steamer’s rail on to the pier but fell into the dock.

A man on the pier jumped on to one of the steamer’s fenders and held on to the man in the water until a lifebelt was lowered. With other assistance the man was hauled on to the pier, and apparently none the worse for his immersion went on his way.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN
12 JULY 1941

The refrigerated cargo vessel EMPIRE ATOLL – 201 feet in length, 33 feet in breadth, and 11 feet in depth – built by Ardrossan Dockyard Limited for the Ministry of War Transport – Coast Lines Limited, Liverpool, was launched at Ardrossan.

A photograph of this vessel, later named HADRIAN COAST, is available on the following link:-

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... PIRE+ATOLL
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1927

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

Ardrossan Dockyard Limited launched the cargo steamer ROVUMA, built to the order of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited, London, yesterday.

The new vessel has two decks and her measurements are:- Length, 211 feet; breadth (moulded), 35 feet; depth (moulded), 13½ feet to main deck, and 21 feet to upper deck.

The machinery consists of twin-screw triple expansion engines, constructed by William Beardmore and Company Limited, Coatbridge.

[There are three photographs of this vessel on the following link:-

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... sel=ROVUMA
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JULY 1912

BOY KILLED AT ARDROSSAN

JAMES McKENZIE, (12), son of Archibald McKenzie, residing at 10 Kilmahew Street, Ardrossan, lost his life yesterday under very distressing circumstances.

In company with his brother and two other lads he was proceeding homeward along the Glasgow and South-Western line from West Kilbride when he was overtaken by the 6.5 p.m. express from Largs at a point 100 yards on the Ardrossan side of the Montfode Bridge.

The driver of the oncoming train endeavoured to draw the attention of the boys by blowing his whistle, but failed and before anything could be done to save him the lad McKenzie was struck on the head by the buffer of the engine and instantaneously killed.

The matter was reported at Ardrossan station, and the body was removed to the house of the parents.

[A family intimation in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald shows that James was 11 years old and that his parents were Archie and Annie.]
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JULY 1924

AYRSHIRE DEMONSTRATION

A demonstration of Ayrshire Orange Lodges took place at Ardrossan on Saturday.

The procession, which included 13 lodges from Ardrossan, Saltcoats, Stevenston, Kilwinning, Dalry, Kilbirnie, Glengarnock, Irvine, Ayr, Patna, and Maybole, was formed at Stevenston and marched to a field at Ardrossan, where addresses were delivered.

Nearly 5000 were present at the demonstration.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 JULY 1938

ARDROSSAN MAN MISSING

Anxiety is felt regarding Mr JAMES DUNLOP, c/o Ross, 29 Winton Street, Ardrossan, who on Wednesday went to the North Shore, Ardrossan, with the intention of bathing. He did not return home, and no trace of him has since been found.

He is a married man with one child.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 JULY 1938

ABERDEEN MAN’S DEATH WHILE ON HOLIDAY

The body of a man found yesterday in Kirkland Lane, between Ardrossan and West Kilbride, was last night identified as that of JAMES DUNLOP, (42), who with his wife and child was on holiday from Aberdeen and staying at 29 Winton Street, Ardrossan.

Death appears to have been due to natural causes.

Dunlop had been missing since Wednesday afternoon, when he left the house with the intention of bathing at the north shore.

He was a native of Ardrossan, but had resided for many years in Aberdeen, where he was employed by Shell-Mex Limited.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 JULY 1936

LAUNCH OF THE KINDIESEL

Details of an interesting experiment being made by a noted Clyde engineering firm, Messrs John G. Kincaid & Company Limited, Greenock, were revealed yesterday at the launch of the motor vessel KINDIESEL from the yard of Ardrossan Dockyard Limited.

Keen interest will attach to the performance of this vessel as she has been fitted with a new type of Diesel engine built by Messrs Kincaid.

[A photograph and further details of this vessel are contained in the following link:-

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ye ... =KINDIESEL
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:34 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 JULY 1889

CONTRAVENTION OF THE WILD BIRDS’ PROTECTION ACT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, DANIEL BOYLE, labourer, was charged with having on the 24th June, on the Horse Island, Ardrossan, shot or had in his possession the body of a wild bird, an oyster catcher.

He pleaded guilty to having the bird in his possession, and was fined in 5s, or two days imprisonment.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:01 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 JULY 1872

DARING THEFT BY JUVENILES

On Monday morning a daring case of robbery was committed in a bakery shop in Princes Street, Ardrossan, by two boys named WILLIAM WATT and ROBERT WRIGHT, aged, respectively, 10 and 8 years, who it is said are destitute children chargeable to the parish of Barony in Glasgow, by whom they were boarded out with an old woman in Ardrossan, Mrs. Hosey.

It appears that early on the forenoon of the day in question, Mrs. Montgomery, the proprietor of the shop, counted her drawings, consisting of £15 in notes and gold, besides some silver, and put the whole sum into one of the small drawers at the end of the counter. The boys appear to have seen the act from the outside of the window; for on her going into the back yard and returning she found the money had been stolen.

Information was at once given to the police, who, about twelve o’clock, captured the youthful delinquents in Saltcoats, with the sum of £14 19s 10½d in their possession, not having had time to spend more than a few shillings.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
17 JULY 1917

Lost at sea, Stoker GEORGE RAMSAY, (36), R.N.R. – HMS Newmarket – Theatre of war, at sea – son of John and Rebecca Ramsay, and wife of Grace Ramsay, Harbour Place, Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald subsequently reported:-

Stoker GEORGE RAMSAY, who has been lost at sea through the torpedoing of his vessel, was the son of Mrs. Ramsay, Harbour Place, Ardrossan, and his widow, Mrs. Ramsay, and family of five, also reside in that street.

As a youth he went to sea, but later he was employed with W. Christie & Company.

When war broke out, he joined the navy, and had been away for two years and nine months without being home.
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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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