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Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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

GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1884

THE STRANDED STEAMER AUSTRIA ON AILSA CRAIG

The latest information from the stranded steamer AUSTRIA is unfavourable to her being got off, her fore compartment being full of water, and considerable damage, it is feared, has been sustained to the hull below the water-line.

The barometer was falling last night, and a strong south-west wind sprang up during the evening, and it is feared, should the sea suddenly rise, the AUSTRIA will soon become a total wreck.

Pumps have been sent from Ardrossan along with a gang of men, but the position in which the stranded vessel lies renders operations almost impracticable unless under most favourable weather conditions.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1889

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Hogarth presiding – it was intimated that the retiring commissioners at next election were Bailie Dinwoodie, ex-Bailie Gilfillan, and Commissioner Harvey.

A long report was submitted by Doctor Allan, medical officer to the burgh, on the subject of health and sanitary arrangements for the burgh. The report was remitted to the Works Committee for their consideration.
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GLASGOW HERALD
17 OCTOBER 1913

SCOTTISH HOME RULE CONFERENCE

Mr. William Tannock presided over a full muster of the members of Ardrossan Parish Council on Tuesday.

It was agreed, after debate, by a vote of 10 to 5, to send two delegates to the Scottish Home Rule Conference at Edinburgh on November 8, Councillors Christie and T. Miller being chosen, and agreeing to go at their own expense.
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Post by down south » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:23 pm

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 1970

ALL-STAR THISTLE SHATTER ROVERS

LARGS THISTLE 6 – ARDROSSAN WINTON ROVERS 1

Winton Rovers will want to forget their match with Largs Thistle at Barrfields on Saturday when nothing seemed to go right for them.

Thistle, on the other hand, were in sparkling form and Fraser opened the scoring in the fifth minute, taking advantage of an error of judgment by a defender. Largs kept pressing and the quick-silver forward line, spearheaded by Barbour, had the Winton defence split wide open. Cook was given a second chance to hook the ball into the net after the keeper had punted out from a header.

Winton retaliated and, following a corner by Innes and some manoeuvring in the goalmouth, Sneddon scored. Thistle were back on the target and two minutes later Fraser headed home.

After 15 minutes of the second half, Fraser got his ‘hat trick’ by scoring a picture goal direct from a free kick. It was a splendid achievement by an accomplished exponent.

Winton were unable to meet the challenge of the rampant Largs forwards who added two more goals. Seven minutes from the end, Cook smartly headed in a cross from Barbour and the centre forward also ‘teed-up’ for Ritchie to score.

Thistle deserve great credit for their clever team work, their enthusiastic endeavour and their ability to read the game. Barbour, Fraser and Cook received the impetus from the rear which added sparkle to the attack.

Winton, who never let up in their efforts to counter-attack, will accept it as one of those days when their luck was out. Midway through the second half, they substituted Anderson for West.

Largs Thistle: McIlwham; Beattie and Boyd; McMillan, Murney and Ritchie; Cook, Fraser, Barbour, Shaw and Savage.

Winton Rovers: Flood; Robertson and McGarrity; West, Young and McLeish; Innes, Manson, Kyle, Sneddon and Kerr.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 23 October 1970


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SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER 1970

ARDROSSAN ACCIES

CUMNOCK 9 ARDROSSAN ACCIES 17

After losing their last four matches Ardrossan had a nerited win over Cumnock who are always difficult to defeat on their home ground.

It was the fine kicking of scrum half B Gossman, with three penalties and a conversion to a Gus Hunter try which led to Accies' win. John Parker scored the final try for the visitors.


ARDROSSAN ACCIES 2nd XV 46 DALRY 2nd XV 0

In a match that produced some fine play the visitors' young team showed much promise but were unfortunate to meet the home side in a running mood. Scorers : D Cliffe ( 2 ) , W Knox ( 2 ) , I McSkimming ( 2 ) , M Houliston ( 2 ) and R Cuffe, D McGilchrist and Alex McNeil, 1 try each. W Knox, 1 penalty and 5 conversions.

JORDANHILL CSFP 3rd XV 14 ARDROSSAN ACCIES 3rd XV 5

An early injury to Russell Wilson weakened Ardrossan who playing well at times throughout the match failed to put their effort into scores.

Ardrossan's points came when Campbell Cooper scored at the posts and J Templeton converted.


KILMARNOCK 4th XV 10 ARDROSSAN ACCIES 4th XV 6

Ardrossan, playing a man short, found this handicap too great against a team that had many experienced players. Scorers for Accies were P Crook and J Carruthers.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 23rd October 1970


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VESSEL WRECKED
18 OCTOBER 1896

THE LOBELIA

The sailing smack LOBELIA, built by Barclay, Robertson & Company, Ardrossan, for John Miller, Thundergay, Arran, and launched on the 24th of July 1876, was wrecked at Ensay, Isle of Harris.
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Post by George Ardrossan » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:32 pm

19 OCTOBER

MOTORIST SENTENCED - SIXTY DAYS FOR DRINK OFFENCE - THREE YEARS DRIVING BAN

A sentence of sixty days imprisonment with disqualification from driving for three years was passed at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday on a 38-year-old insurance agent of Hunter Avenue, Ardrossan who pleaded guilty to a charge of having, on the Kilwinning-Kilmaurs road, driven a motor car while he was under the influence of drink to such an extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the vehicle. He admitted one previous conviction. The Procurator-Fiscal stated that two police officers on motor patrol duty at 9.30pm on Saturday night (16 October 1937) saw a motor car stuck in the hedge on the Kilwinning-Kilmaurs road and in the car they found the accused and three other men, all of whom were very much under the influence of liquor. Sheriff Martin Laing, in passing sentence, said that accused had been convicted of a similar offence as recently as February of last year and he had not taken that as a warning.
The Scotsman, 19 October 1937

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VESSEL AGROUND
20 OCTOBER 1845

THE LORD MONTGOMERIE

The sailing brig LORD MONTGOMERIE, built by Barr & Shearer, Ardrossan, for Kelso & Company, Saltcoats, and launched on the 6th of June 1845, while on a voyage from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Greenock, was driven ashore near Loch Eriboll, Sutherland. She was later refloated.
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Post by George Ardrossan » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:17 am

21 OCTOBER

YWCA CLUB FOR GIRLS IN DISTRESSED AREAS


116 George Street
Edinburgh
19 October 1935

Sir
The Commissioner for Special Areas in Scotland has committed to this Association the task of opening or developing clubs for girls in the Special Areas of Ardrossan and Stevenston and Motherwell and Cumbernauld. We ask, of your courtesy, to be allowed to appeal to the public for furnishings and office equipment. Our immediate need is for typewriters, pianos, gramophones and records, tables, chairs, kitchen equipment and materials for handicrafts, keep fit and drama class work. On receipt of a postcard at the above address, arrangements will be gratefully made for the transport of gifts.
I am et cetera
on behalf of the Young Women’s’ Christian Association of Great Britain, Scottish Division, Special Areas Committee
Ursula M Dods, Chairman

The Scotsman, 21 October 1935

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GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1889

FOOTBALL
ARDROSSAN SWIFTS v. GLASGOW CORUNNA
At Ardrossan

The Swifts won by 2 goals to 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 OCTOBER 1879

THE WEATHER - ARDROSSAN

On Sunday morning a severe storm was experienced in this quarter, its direction being W.N.W. The storm continued during most of Sunday, and at night it increased in violence and lasted till Monday morning, accompanied by drenching showers and vivid flashes of lightning. During yesterday, though the wind had moderated somewhat, the sea continued very rough.

Several of the trees on the Castle Hill have been torn up by the roots.

During the storm on Sunday night the barquentine MARY BOYD, of Ardrossan, which left Irvine on Saturday with a cargo of coals for Dublin, put back to the harbour here, with sails split and making water. The captain reports heavy weather in the Channel, and attempted to put into Lamlash, but found it impossible to do so owing to the violence of the storm. It is believed that the leak is a slight one, and that the cargo will not require to be discharged.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 OCTOBER 1883

BIRTH

BALLANTINE: At 2 South Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 19th instant, the wife of George Ballantyne, junior; a daughter.
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