Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:08 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 JULY 1897

LOITERING ON FOOTWAYS

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning – before Bailies Barrie and Anderson – JAMES DONNELLY, RICHARD COCHRANE, WILLIAM GREER, and FRANCIS McILHATTAN, young lads, described as labourers, were charged with loitering on the footway at the junction of Harbour Lane and Harbour Street to the obstruction and annoyance of passengers or residents.

They pleaded guilty.

The Depute-Fiscal, addressing the Magistrates referred to certain complaints regarding this matter which had been lodged with the Commissioners of the burgh at their last meeting. In previous cases in which the matter had been brought before the court it had been held necessary that the parties complaining should also appear in support of their complaints. He asked that convictions be granted and sentence imposed.

A fine of 5s was imposed on each of the accused.

FRANCIS DORIAN, mason, JAMES SCULLION and DENIS HACKET, labourers, were charged with the same offence. Dorian and Hacket pleaded guilty and Scullion not guilty.

An adjacent householder and the police were heard in evidence. SCULLION’s plea of not guilty was sustained, and the others were each fined 5s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1898

DEATH

CRAWFORD: At 10 Montgomerie Street, Ardrossan, Ardrossan, on the 20th instant, William Crawford, aged 82.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1891

ARDROSSAN HARBOUR EXTENSION

A preliminary inspection at the new works was made on Saturday by Messrs Arid, of Lucas & Aird; Robertson, of Strain, Robertson & Thomson, engineers; and Mr. Coulson, head manager of the works.

The pumps have since been stopped and the water is rising in the docks at the rate of 8 inches per 24 hours by means of relief pipes. It is expected that the sluices at the coffer dam will be opened in a day or two.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1897

VAGRANTS CAMPING ON THE SHORE

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning, JOHN BOGLE, JAMES WHITE, JOHN LEES, and JAMES CRAIG, vagrants, were charged with trespassing on the land of the farm of Montfod.

It appears that a complaint was made by the farmer concerning wayfarers camping on his land abutting on the shore, and the police made a raid on Monday night, capturing the four men whose names are given above.

Accused pleaded guilty and were each sentenced to pay a fine of 5s, or go to prison for 3 days.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1896

ASSAULTING A POLICE SERGEANT

JOHN DOW, a printer’s cutter, residing in Barr Lane, was charged at Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday, with assaulting Sergeant David Allan in Princes Street, on Sunday night.

Accused was being taken into custody for being drunk and incapable on South Beach Green, and on the way made a sudden attack upon Sergeant Allan.

He pleaded guilty, and was fined in two guineas or 30 days for the assault, and 5s or three days for being drunk.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JULY 1896

BOY ASSAULTS HIS MOTHER

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning, EDWARD McINTYRE, junior, a boy of 13 years of age, pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother in her house in Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, and further with committing a breach of the peace and breaking one pane of glass, the property of Mr. Robert Barbour, joiner, on Saturday, 11th July.

Accused struck his mother a severe blow on the back and bit her on the right arm. It was stated that he was beyond the control of his parents, and the Fiscal asked that he be sent to a reformatory. He has been previously convicted.

The Magistrates decided to send him 10 days to prison, thereafter to be detained in a reformatory till he is 16 years of age.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1899

IN MEMORIAM

MONTGOMERIE: In ever loving and affectionate memory of my dear father, William Montgomerie, who died at Kilwinning, July 21, 1897, aged 71 years, also my dear mother, Elizabeth Giffen, who died June 28th, 1897, aged 65 years, in death they were not divided.

Inserted by their loving daughter, Eliza M. Reid, Commercial Hotel, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JULY 1897

CESSIO CASE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday a petition for cession was presented against ROBER PEPPER, boot-maker, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan. Pepper failing to appear, decree was granted in absence, and Mr. Robert Boyd, Dalry, was appointed trustee.

The liabilities amount to upward of £300, and the assets are estimated at about £40.

Mr. Gray, writer, Ardrossan, was agent for the petitioning creditor.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1891

ARDROSSAN HARBOUR COMPANY

The ninth ordinary meeting of the shareholders of this company was held yesterday in the office of Messrs Keyden, Strang & Girvan, 186 West George, Street, Glasgow. The Hon. G. R. Vernon, M.P., chairman, presided.

The report by the directors stated that the traffic for the half year had suffered from the blast furnaces of the iron works in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire being out of operation for a number of months in the period, and also from the railway strike, and that in addition to these causes the nature of operations in the channel to the new dock had hindered an increased traffic in the harbour.

It is expected that the works will be quite completed and the new dock opened before the end of the year.

The report was adopted.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1890

THE STEAMER DUCHESS OF HAMILTON BREAKS DOWN

The steamer DUCHESS OF HAMILTON, with about 400 passengers on board, broke down yesterday on her afternoon run between Brodick and Ardrossan, and had drifted some distance down channel before assistance could be obtained.

The passengers were afterwards transferred to tugs and landed at Ardrossan.

The connecting train, which was due in Glasgow about six o’clock, did not reach the city until midnight.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1896

NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING

Late on Tuesday night a seaman going on board the steamer KATHLEEN, which lay in the Eglinton Dock, Ardrossan, fell into the water between the vessel and the quay wall.

A shipmate, named ROBERT NICHOLSON, jumped overboard to his aid, with the result that both were soon in desperate case.

The accident happened near one of the points where the dock wall is scaled by iron steps, and on the alarm being raised a buoy was thrown and both men picked up.

The man who had been longest in the water was in a very exhausted state.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:39 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 JULY 1889

SUNDAY TRAINS

West Kilbride:
Last night a public meeting was held in the Parish Church Mission Hall for the purpose of taking joint action with the people of Largs, Ardrossan, and Saltcoats, in protesting against the running of Sunday trains by the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company.

Mr. R. Gemmill, J.P., banker, presided.

Mr. James S. Napier, of Glasgow, proposed the following resolution: -

“That this meeting regards the running by the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company, of Sunday trains between Kilmarnock and Largs, calling at intermediate stations, as derogatory of the divine honour, a violation of the sanctity of the Sabbath, prejudicial and unjust to the employees of the company, and injurious to the best interests of the locality.”

Rev. Mr. Lamb seconded the resolution, which was carried.

Rev. Mr. Balderston, seconded by Mr. Workman, proposed a resolution that they memorialise the railway company against the innovation, a deputation, consisting of Messrs R. Gemmill, J. S. Napier, W. S. Workman, and George McNee to support the petition referred to.

The resolution was carried unanimously.

Rev. Mr. Mackenzie moved a vote of thanks to the chairman.

Ardrossan:

It was proposed to present a petition from Ardrossan at the meeting of the Glasgow & South-Western directors today, but the committee have considered it better to have a joint presentation from Largs, West Kilbride, Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Kilwinning, at their meeting next Tuesday.

On Sabbath only 14 people left Ardrossan by the train in question, but the mails were carried for the first time.
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