Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
15 AUGUST 1899

DEATH

GRAHAM: AT 1 Crescent Park, Ardrossan, on the 13th instant, Elizabeth Whitelaw, 1 Lorraine Gardens, Dowanhill, widow of John Graham, Lambhill.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 AUGUST 1888

UNPROVOKED ASSAULT - ARDROSSAN

WILLIAM MATHESON, fireman, Saltcoats, was fined by Provost Hogarth, at a special Burgh Court, in 21s or 14 days’ imprisonment, for committing an unprovoked assault on Thomas Wyper, second engineer of the steamer BLACK SEA, of Glasgow, now in Ardrossan Harbour.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
15 AUGUST 1896

THEFT

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning, JOHN MURRAY, labourer, Chapelwell Street, Saltcoats, was charged with theft of seven shillings from the forecastle of the steamer KATHLEEN.

The money was the property of John Hewitt, steward, and had been left in the pocket of a vest concealed under some bedclothes.

Murray pleaded not guilty, alleging he had received the money from Thomas Welsh, donkeyman, who shared Hewitt’s room.

Evidence was led to show that accused was on board the KATHLEEN, and that he had contrived to be left alone in Hewitt’s room for a few minutes. Although penniless in the morning, the police discovered 5s 4d in his possession immediately after the money was missed. In company with another man he had spent 8d in a hotel in the town.

He had been thrice previously convicted of theft. He was convicted and sent to prison for 30 days.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by meekan » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:43 am

Penny Tray wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am
GLASGOW HERALD
15 AUGUST 1899

DEATH

GRAHAM: AT 1 Crescent Park, Ardrossan, on the 13th instant, Elizabeth Whitelaw, 1 Lorraine Gardens, Dowanhill, widow of John Graham, Lambhill.
Crescent Park??

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:20 am

Meekan,

It was a large house at the corner of North Crescent and North Crescent Avenue - opposite the drinking fountain in our day. If you stood with your back to the harbour it was on your left.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:03 am

GLASGOW HERALD
16 AUGUST 1895

BOWLING
ARDROSSAN v. WEST KILBRIDE


The return match between these two clubs, played at Ardrossan on Wednesday evening, resulted as follows: -

Ardrossan, 79; West Kilbride, 80.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 AUGUST 1899

PROPOSED ESPLANADE AT SOUTH BEACH

At the monthly meeting of Ardrossan Commissioners on Monday night Mr. Smith moved that a special committee be appointed to make inquiry and report as to what can be done in the matter of constructing an esplanade at South Beach.

He referred to a previous resolution on the subject, which he regarded as being still in force.

The Town Clerk explained that, when last in hand, the project had been dropped because Lord Eglinton could not hand over the ground to the town without the consent of the heir of entail, who is not yet of age. On the other hand, however, the Commissioners might resolve to purchase the ground, as the Commissioners of Saltcoats had done before proceeding with the construction of the esplanade there.

A committee was appointed in terms of the motion.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
16 AUGUST 1895

ASSAULTING A RAILWAY OFFICIAL

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday, JOHN CURRIE, baker, residing in Dockhead Street, Saltcoats, was charged with having on Friday, 5th July, at the Glasgow & South-Western Railway station, South Beach, Ardrossan, assaulted Ronald McKillop, ticket collector, by striking him a severe blow on the face and throwing him to the ground.

Accused pleaded not guilty.

The evidence led went to prove that on the evening in question accused arrived at South Beach Station by the train leaving Glasgow at 10 o’clock. He was the worse of liquor, and had in his possession the return portion of a ticket from Saltcoats to Glasgow, having by mistake remained in the train till South Beach was reached. He was asked for 1d excess fare, and instead of paying it he committed the assault.

Provost Young imposed a fine of 30s.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:00 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 AUGUST 1893

ARDROSSAN MERCHANTS’ HOLIDAY

Yesterday was observed as a holiday by the merchants’ of Ardrossan, Saltcoats, and Stevenston, and under the auspices of the Merchants’ Association a trip per steamer was made to Stranraer.

The weather was fine, and the steamer MERCURY left Ardrossan with her full complement of passengers on board.

Special inducements to travellers were offered by the railway companies and largely taken advantage of. Several excursion parties visited the town during the day, to whom closed shops were a slight inconvenience.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 AUGUST 1892

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

Mr. C. J. Shearer presiding.

The reports on attendance at the various schools after the holidays compared well with the same period last year. They also showed that 20 pupils had been denied admittance to the infant school.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:02 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 AUGUST 1891

ARDROSSAN WATER WORKS

On Saturday the annual inspection of Ardrossan Water Works was made by the Magistrates and Commissioners. The works, including the recent extension at the Mill Glen, were found to be in the best of order.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:02 am

GLASGOW HERALD
17 AUGUST 1894

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

Provost Young presiding.

A letter was read from the burgh cleansing contractor, complaining that in the majority of cases tenants had neglected to provide proper boxes for holding household refuse, much having been rendered necessary by the substitution of the daily collection of ashes for the ashpit system.

In his letter the burgh cleansing contractor pointed out that 50 proper boxes were required to replace 244 which were either too small or without handles.

It was agreed to recommend proprietors to assist or to arrange with tenants to provide proper boxes.
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