Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1891

DEATH

CREBER: At Bay View, Saltcoats, on the 8th instant, in his 77th year, Henry Creber, late of Stewart & Creber, Contractors.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1892

THE GENERAL ELECTION – AYRSHIRE NORTH

Last night in the Lecture Hall, Saltcoats, Mr. A. Cameron Corbett, M.P., addressed a meeting in support of Mr. Cochrane’s candidature. There was a large gathering. Dr. J. Ritchie Brown presided.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1886

DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM BRYDEN OF THE MISSION COAST HOME

Yesterday morning, after an illness of several weeks’ duration, Mr. William Bryden died at his residence in Quay Street, Saltcoats, in his 68th year.

One of the originators of the Mission Coast Home, and manager of that institution, he was widely known for his skill and success in the treatment of disease.

Under his management the home increased from a small room and kitchen to its present large dimensions, having last year admitted 1381 persons; while income from the same period, given voluntarily, was £1392.

Mr. Bryden was highly respected, and in all movements for the benefit of his native town he lent a helping hand. He will be greatly missed, as it will not be easy to fill the blank he has left.

Mr. Bryden was a manager of the E.U. Church, and took a warm interest in its affairs.

He is survived by his widow, for whom deep sympathy is felt.
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Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
11 July 1884

Saltcoats Sailor found Guilty of Manslaughter

On June 28th, John McQuaid, a young man belonging to Saltcoats, was arraigned before the Superior Criminal Court at Boston, Mass., for having, on the 28th February last, caused the death of a shipmate named Callan, also belonging to Saltcoats. From the arguments adduced, and the admissions made by McQuade, it appeared that during the voyage of the steamer Coleman to Boston, frequent disputes had taken place between the master, Capt. Rich, and McQuaid. On landing, the latter had gone on shore, and returned in a state of intoxication, and avowed his intention of shooting Captain Rich with a revolver which he had procured for the purpose.

The captain seized McQuaid by the left hand in which the revolver was held, and attempted to wrest it from him. This he was unable to do, and McQuaid succeeded in transferring it to the other hand. William Callan, another seaman, observing the captain's danger, went to his assistance, and there was a short sharp struggle to wrest the revolver from McQuaid's hand, during which one of the barrels was discharged, and the ball entered Callan's right leg.

The wounded man was conveyed to the hospital, where, gangrene having set in, he died on 13th April Mr Quaid was undefended by counsel, but admitted the main facts of the case, and professed the utmost sorrow for having caused the death of Callan, who was his friend. The jury, after deliberating for a brief period, found McQuaid guilty as libelled, and he was sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment.

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1898

DEATH

KELSO: Suddenly, at Drumlea, Arran, on the 9th instant, Elizabeth Brown, youngest daughter of the late Captain John Kelso, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1889

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

The Commissioners met on Monday evening – Provost McIsaac presiding.

The assessment s were fixed as follows: - Police rate, 8d per £1; Water rate, 1s 2d per £1.

Mr. Kerr moved that in view of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company’s offer, submitted to the Commissioners after anxious negotiations, for the bridge and improvement of the east shore, offering the Commissioners a bridge at McLachlan’s Lane, against the present level crossing, with £750 for shore improvements, he moved that Mr. Adam, engineer of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company, be requested to co-operate with the Commissioners, and be asked to provide plans and specifications with the object of ascertaining the actual cost of that necessary improvement, enabling the Commissioners thereafter to decide whether it will be executed or not.

Mr. Duncan seconded the motion, which was agreed to, and a committee appointed to wait on Mr. Adam.

It was agreed to petition the directors of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway against the running of Sunday trains, which has been commenced between Kilmarnock and Largs.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1898

BOWLING – SALTCOATS TOURNAMENT

The tournament in connection with this club was started yesterday in brilliant weather.

Mr. James Campbell, writer, honorary president of the club, formally opened the tournament in presence of a favourable number of spectators.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1895

DEATH

ROBERTSON: At Westpoint, Saltcoats (the residence of her son-in-law), on the 10th instant, in her 81st year, Mary Russell, of Gallamuir, Uddingston, relict of William Robertson, City of Glasgow Bank agent.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1898

DEATH

BYRNE: At 28 Countess Street, Saltcoats, on the 10th instant, Thomas Byrne, pawnbroker, aged 68.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1892

SALTCOATS PARISH CHURCH

Special services were held on Sabbath, when Rev. Dr. Marshall Lang, Barony Parish, Glasgow, preached forenoon and evening. In the afternoon, the Rev. W. Rossie Brown, pastor officiated.

There was a large attendance at the diets of worship.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1893

MUNICIPAL MEETING – SALTCOATS

Provost McIsaac presiding.

The assessments were fixed as follows: - general assessment, 8d; public health, 1d; water, 1s; and roads and bridges, 5d per £1.

The offer of Mr. C. McAndrew, Ayr, to pave Vernon Street and Green Street with square setts for £389 18s 2d was accepted.

Mr. C. Arnott’s offer for making sewer at Caledonia Road and Windmill Street for £53 was accepted.

The retiring Commissioners are Bailie Duncan, Messrs Higgins and Aitken. Bailie Duncan intimated that he did not intend to seek re-election.

It was intimated that all accounts in connection with the new hall had been paid, and that the total cost amounted to £4438 16s 7d. It was unanimously agreed to pay the clerk £30 on account of the extra work in connection with the new hall.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1892

Sir,

A NOTABLE THUNDERSTORM

The display of lightning during the night between Friday and Saturday was extremely brilliant and exceptionally continuous in this neighbourhood. From 10 minutes past 11 to 10 past 12, I counted no fewer than 740 flashes of lightning after making allowance for the apparent duplications that sometimes accompany vivid zig-zag shafts of the electric fluid.

Such a display indicates that the atmosphere must have been enormously surcharged with electricity.

I am &c.,
A.H. Saltcoats
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