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Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:15 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1889

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

The commissioners who retire are Provost McIsaac, Messrs. McAlpine and Kerr.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1876

NATIONAL BIBLE SOCIETY

The annual meeting was held in the Saltcoats Free Church on Sunday evening. The Rev. George Philp, one of the secretaries, read the annual report, from which, it appeared that upwards of 60 Bibles and Testaments had been sold or given away at reduced rates during the year in the district, being a smaller number than usual.

The total sum contributed by Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston during the year amounted to £33 19s 7d.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:16 am

CASUALTY OF WAR
17 OCTOBER 1918

Died at 42nd General Hospital, Salonica, Private WILLIAM MILLER, (21), Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Balkans – son of David and Mary Miller, Nelson Cottage, Montgomerie Road, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by down south » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:29 pm

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 1970

TWO ORDERED OFF IN TOUSY DRAW

SALTCOATS VICTORIA 1 BEITH 1

Grit and determination overruled skill in this tense league match which, at times, seemed more like an all-important cup-tie than a beginning of the season game.

Neither side gave or asked any quarter as players threw themselves into a series of desperate, wild tackles. This rough play, which unfortunately was an outstanding feature of the game, meant inevitably that some players would fall foul of the referee.

It was surprising, therefore, that the only action taken by the referee was to order off Gemmell and Waite five minutes before time. Several other players can consider themselves lucky not to have had their names entered in the referee's little black book.

The referee made several dubious decisions during the 90 minutes which caused discontent on both sides and it was his lack of control by the latter stages of the second half which resulted in too many unpunished fouls.

The weather was against good football and with a strong wind blowing down Campbell Park the match soon developed into a contest to see who could kick farthest and hardest.

Neither side mastered the conditions and both found it easier to play against rather than with the fickle wind.

After 10 minutes Frew went through to hit the ball past Phipps only for offside to be given against him.

Vics continued to press down on the Beith goal but they were often frustrated by offside decisions - some of which were marginal to say the least.

On one occasion almost every Saltcoats player surrounded the referee to complain after he had given a disputed offside decision against Frew. It seemed then that the game was doomed to develop into a scrappy, niggling affair.

Saltcoats took the lead after 25 minutes. Young moved from centre to the right wing and sent over a high cross deep into Beith's goal. The ball hung dangerously in the wind, beating the visitors' defence. Cunningham headed down to Clarke, all on his own in front of goal. The winger's shot was only half hit and Phipps manged to parry it, but Nicol running in thundered the ball home.

Vics tried to press home their advantage but their forwards' shooting was well off target. Clarke missed from close range and then Frew slammed the ball high and wide when he should have done better.

Beith nearly got one back when Cairns could only touch a hard drive from Reid on to an upright.

Then Frew raced through the centre of the uneasy Beith defence, but, with only the keeper to beat and plenty of time to choose his spot ,he hit the ball straight into Phipps' arms.



Vics v Beith October 17th 1970.jpg


The second half had scarcely opened when it became obvious that it was Beith's turn to press for goals.

Cairns cut the ball back from the goal line and Logan was unlucky to see a powerful diving header finish wide of target.

Reid sent in a strong shot, McClure missed a glaring chance in front of goal, and a Hainey drive flashed just past the post. It was all Beith just now and it looked as if Vics were going to pay the price for those missed chances in the first half.

Just after Cunningham had had an incredible miss in front of goal Beith got a deserved equaliser.

Moran failed to gather a loose ball in midfield and Robson ran to cross into Vics' goal. Logan rose above Sheridan and nodded into goal with Cairns standing flat-footed on his line.

Vics brought on McConnell for the tiring McEwan, who had been having a fine debut game for his new club. This meant a reshuffle in the home side. Nicol moved to full back with McConnell moving on to the left wing and Clarke dropping back.

Soon after Beith were forced to make a substitution when McIlroy was injured in a collision and Boyd came on.

Then Cairns was injured but the wing-half was able to continue after treatment.

Five minutes from time the rough play ended in a violent climax. Gemmell fouled Logan and as the Beith player lay on the ground Waite rushed forward and struck Gemmell. After a brief but violent melee the referee ordered off Gemmell and Waite.

The best player afield in an undistinguished match was Logan, who tried to bring some soccer skill into a game which was being decided by brute force. All in all, this match was one which is best forgotten by both sides.

Saltcoats Victoria : Cairns; McEwan and Smith; Nicol, Sheridan and Gemmell; Monan, Frew, Young, Cunningham and Clarke.

Beith; Phipps; O'Sullivan and Waite; Cairns, McCann and Robson; Reid, Logan, McClure, Hainey and McIlroy.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 23rd October 1970


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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:23 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 OCTOBER 1904

LICENSING COURT
FOUR CLOSING DAYS AT SALTCOATS

By-laws and regulations for licensed houses were considered, approved of, and ordered to be forwarded to the Secretary for Scotland for approval.

The closing days were as follows: -

2nd January, spring and autumn holidays, and Queen Victoria Day.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1885

DEATH

ALPINE: At Melbourne Terrace, Saltcoats, on the 20th instant, in his 82nd year of his age, GEORGE ALPINE, late of Kilmarnock.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 OCTOBER 1897

DEATH

ARMOUR: At 58 Hamilton Street, Saltcoats, on the 21st instant, ANDREW B. ARMOUR, inspector of poor and registrar.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 OCTOBER 1880

DEATH

HAMILTON: At 17 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 21st instant, MARY, youngest daughter of William Hamilton, shipmaster.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:36 am

WIKIPEDIA SHIPWRECKS
22 OCTOBER 1842

THE BELHAVEN

The vessel BELHAVEN was driven ashore at Saltcoats where the crew were rescued by Ardrossan lifeboat.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:37 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 OCTOBER 1913

SALTCOATS LICENSING COURT

Provost Miller presided.

An application by Murdoch McKinnon, 6 McDougall Street, Pollokshaws, for transfer of public-house certificate in Harbour Street, Saltcoats, was granted.

Permission to deviate from a plan was granted to Alexander Goodwin.

The recommendation by the Merchants’ Association in favour of changing the closing day in November to another date was not agreed to.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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CASUALTIES OF WAR
22 OCTOBER 1918

Died on service, Private ALEXANDER BAILLIE, (21), 1ST Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Alexander and Susan Baillie, 6 Union Street, Saltcoats, and sweetheart of Ellen Burns Gallacher, 24 Carment Drive, Stevenston.

Died on service, Private ALEXANDER COWAN, 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – son of Alexander Cowan, late of Sidney Street, Saltcoats; and husband of Maggie McCreadie.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:17 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 OCTOBER 1880

DEATH

SIMPSON: At Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, JANET DOBBIE, relict of James Simpson, M.D., Fintry.
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