Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
3 AUGUST 1891

DEATH

BRYCE: At Darwhillan, Saltcoats, on the 1st instant, aged 45 years, Jessie, 5th daughter of the late Robert Bryce, merchant, Saltcoats.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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3 AUGUST 1892

BIRTH

CHERRY: At Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 31st ultimo, the wife of James Cherry; a son.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 AUGUST 1896

DEATH

MACDONALD: At 23 Eglinton Street, Saltcoats, on the 2nd instant, Robert Hilcoat, aged 12 years, son of H. B. MacDonald.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 AUGUST 1898

Dear Sir,

SALTCOATS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

The report of the game between Mr. J. Niven, Kilwinning, and W. Morton in the “Herald” is wrong.

You say Morton was leading 18 to his opponent’s 13. Niven wished to stop the game and finish next day, on the ground that it was too dark. Mr. Dinning, the referee, ruled that the game must proceed, “or else be finished before ten o’clock next morning.”

As Mr. Niven’s marker I take exception to these statements, and would point out that when the game was standing at 15-13 in favour of Morton, Niven then protested on account of darkness, and offered to come back at eight o’clock the following morning to finish. His opponent said he could not come back next day, and Mr. Dinning said, “Unless Mr. Niven finished his tie tonight (not or else be finished before ten o’clock next day, as reported) he would award the game to Morton.”

It now became so dark that I had to hold my handkerchief over the jack to enable Mr. Niven to see it, and when the game was standing 20-15 (not 20-14 as reported) Mr. Niven again protested, and refused to play. Mr. Dinning refused to take the protest, and awarded the game to Morton.

In fairness to Mr. Niven, I would point out that after Morton had finished his first game he kept Niven waiting nearly an hour and a half before commencing to play, and allowed other games to be started, the players of which all finished their first games nearly twenty minutes after Mr. Morton. In fact, the players of one game were standing 7-8 when Morton and Niven commenced to play.

Hoping you will see your way to insert this correction in your paper.

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
4 AUGUST 1898

Sir,

BATHERS’ DEATH TRAP AT SALTCOATS

Permit me to sound a note of warning to those who indulge in bathing at this popular seaside resort.

At the southern extremity of the wide stretch of sandy bay situated between Ardrossan and Saltcoats there begins a range of rocks, the one nearest to the sand being known as the Plumb Rock.

On its gridiron is erected, with a small board on which can with difficulty be deciphered the word “dangerous”. What the danger referred to is not one in a hundred of the visitors know. They only learn the truth when some accident such as which took place on Friday last occurs.

The place is much frequented by ladies and children at low water for bathing purposes, and so long as they keep well to the north of the notice board they are safe enough; but it cannot be too well known that contiguous to the rocks there are treacherous holes of uncertain depth, and into these very many have stepped unwittingly, to face certain death if succour is not at hand. Accidents of this kind are of frequent occurrence, and have in several cases been fatal; and only but for the fact that proper help was at hand on Friday the young lady would have lost her life.

Now, for this serious state of matters the Saltcoats Commissioners, or other authority who control the shore rights, are certainly to blame, and public safety demands that they, without a moment’s delay, take steps to remove, or at least minimise, this risk.

The first thing to be done is to cause a clearly printed sign to be put up, warning people of the actual danger to be guarded against at the Plumb Rock, and insisting on bathers keeping some distance to the north of it. This notice board should be erected without a day’s delay, so that the new batch of visitors for this month may be warned of the danger.

After that is done, I think the duty of those in authority will not be discharged in the matter till they have taken steps to fill up effectively those treacherous holes adjoining the rock and sand. A little expense may be necessary, but surely that will not count for much in the face of the terrible risks that are at present run of loss of life.

The present warning board is of no practical value, as I have not come across one in ten who knew the real reasons for it being there.

Hoping this matter will have immediate attention, and remove a serious element of danger.

I am &c.,
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 AUGUST 1842

DEATH

At Saltcoats, on the 3rd instant, JAMES FULLERTON, coppersmith, aged 90 years.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 AUGUST 1890

BIRTH

RITCHIE: At Annavilla, Montgomerie Crescent, Saltcoats, on the 4th instant, Mrs. Alexander James Ritchie; a daughter.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
5 AUGUST 1890

SALTCOATS TRINITY CHURCH

Anniversary services were held in this church on Sabbath and were largely attended. Rev. Dr. Drummond, Glasgow, officiated forenoon and evening, and Rev. Mr. Taylor in the afternoon.

The collections amounted to upwards of £42.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 AUGUST 1894

FOOTBALL
SALTCOATS VICTORIA v. GALSTON
At Saltcoats


The home team was not fully represented.

Result: - Galston, 5; Victoria, 3.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 AUGUST 1898

SALTCOATS BOWLING TOURNAMENT

This tournament, which was stopped owing to the rain, will be concluded today. The green is in splendid order, and some good contests are expected.

The semi-final starts at half-past one and the final at five.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
6 AUGUST 1898

BIRTH

CLEGHORN: At Sandside, Saltcoats, on the 5th instant, the wife of D. C. Cleghorn, Cathcart; a son.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
7 AUGUST 1893

FOOTBALL
JOHNSTONE v. SALTCOATS VICTORIA

The Johnstone opened their field on Saturday by a match with the Saltcoats Victoria. The visitors run up a score of 3 goals to 1.
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