Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by meekan » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:22 pm

My brother had an infection in his leg that was in danger of ending his life. That was I believe in the mid forties, and it was the new drug penicillin that saved his leg and his young life. A wonder drug.

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Post by Hughie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:07 am

When I was twelve I got my tonsils out at Seafield Hospital in Ayr. I have a faint recollection of being given the customary ice-cream followed by chewing gum - Penicillin chewing gum. :)

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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1874

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB MEETING

The meeting on Wednesday morning was at Munnoch Toll, about 3 miles from Dalry. Although the weather was splendid, there was only a small assemblage of spectators. Hares, as usual, were scarce, but the trials obtained were really splendid.

M. G. Lindsay judged well, and Hamilton Allan slipped creditably.

The events contested were – The Ardrossan Castle Stakes, and The Eglinton St. Leger.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1877

INTERESTING SHIPPING CASE

At Irvine Small Debt Court on Saturday – Sheriff Campbell presiding – Messrs John and William Young, ship-owners, Troon, sued Messrs Merry & Cuninghame, coalmasters, Stevenston, for the sum of £8 8s 5d, being the amount of a fine on a cargo of ore shipped at Bilbao in respect of non-compliance with the Custom-house stipulations there.

Mr. W. D. McJannet appeared for the pursuers and Mr. W. Christie conducted the case on behalf of the defenders.

It appears that at the port of Bilbao it is necessary in making application to the Customs authorities with regard to a prospective cargo to state the number of tons it is proposed to ship, when a permit is granted for the number of tons mentioned, and that any quantity shipped above what is stated in the permit is held to be an infringement of the law, and a fine is imposed.

In this case the defenders had chartered a vessel belonging to the pursuers for the purpose of bringing a cargo of ore, and a permit had been granted on the representation of the captain for 252 tons. The actual quantity shipped, however, had amounted to 262 tons, and a corresponding fine had accordingly been imposed.

In order to admit of the vessel sailing defender’s agent at Bilbao had paid the fine, but the defender’s had subsequently withheld the amount (the £8 8s 5d in question) from the owners of the vessel in settling the charter of it.

The question in dispute was as to whether the shippers or the proprietors of the vessel were liable for the fine that had been incurred.

After hearing the case at some length, the Sheriff, without taking into account the merits of the question in dispute, held that the consignees, having got delivery of the cargo, were not entitled to withhold any part of the price of it.

He gave decree for the pursuers, but without any prejudice to any future claim brought up by the Messrs Merry & Cuninghame for the recovery of the amount of the fine.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1879

FATAL ACCIDENT AT SEA

From the steamer THESSALY, which arrived at Havre on the 27th ultimo, news has been transmitted to Ardrossan of the death of a young man named SAMUEL SCOTT, an engineer, employed by Mr. William Young here.

Deceased was one of a squad of engineers and carpenters who left Ardrossan in June last for the Red Sea in order to raise the steamer THESSALY, which had been wrecked there. The work was satisfactorily accomplished, and Scott’s services were retained in order to take the steamer to Havre.

While on the passage, during a storm on the 24th ultimo, the machinery got deranged, and while Scott was engaged assisting in putting it right he was caught in it and so severely injured that he died in two days.

Deceased leaves a widow and child, residing in Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1883

ARDROSSAN CASTLE CURLING CLUB

The annual general meeting of this club was held in the Mason’s Lodge on Friday evening. Mr. Thomas Kirkhope presided.

The following office-bearers were then elected: - Patron, the Earl of Eglinton; Patroness, the Countess of Eglinton; and President, Provost Barr.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1886

NORTH AYRSHIRE VOTERS ROLL

The new roll, just made up, shows a remarkable decrease in the number of persons entitled to vote in the election of a Member of Parliament in North Ayrshire.

Ardrossan:
1885-86, 798;
1886-87, 770;
Decrease, 28.

The decrease is due to an unusual indifference to political rights, to bad trade, which has increased the number of people who have failed to pay poor-rates, and to a decrease in the population.
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GLASGOW HERALD
1 OCTOBER 1888

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN ENSIGN v. IRVINE (SECOND XI)
At Ardrossan


Result: - Irvine 7 goals; Ensign, 2 goals.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 OCTOBER 1874

DEATH

At 91 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 29th ultimo, William McGregor, of H.M. Customs, aged 62 years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 OCTOBER 1879

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Yesterday the brigantine PRIMROSE, from Ardrossan to St. Malo, France, with coals, went ashore near the entrance to Larne Lough. Crew saved. As there is seven feet of water in the hold, it is feared she will become a total wreck.
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Post by down south » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:55 pm

May I also say how delighted I am that this feature is back again,PT. Knowing how much effort you put into it, it's really appreciated.

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