Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
20 AUGUST 1890

MARRIAGE

LEE – McKAY: At Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. J. L. King, E.U. Church, Matthew Lee, clothier, Saltcoats, to Jessie Thomson McKay, eldest daughter of the late David McKay.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 AUGUST 1897

END OF ARDROSSAN DOCKERS’ STRIKE

This struggle is now partially ended. It appears that the Dockers’ Union withheld their support for the strikers.

Yesterday a number of local gentlemen were approached by representatives of the men on strike and requested to meet with the harbour manager on behalf of the men. These gentlemen will probably meet Mr. Craig, harbour manager, today.
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Post by Hughie » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
21 August 1908

Reprieve Petition


The petition signed by 450 people in Dunfermline, for a reprieve of Edward Johnstone, the murderer of Jane Withers, formerly of Ardrossan, had no effect. Johnstone paid the extreme penalty of the law on Wednesday morning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1893

DEATH

WHITEFORD: At 7 Seton Street, Ardrossan, on the 18th instant, aged 51 years, the wife of Robert Whiteford.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1894

DEATH

THOMSON: At 1 Hill Place, Ardrossan, on the 20th, aged 59 years, Alexander A. Thomson.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1895

MARRIAGE

McGILCHRIST – BAILEY: At Royal Bank House, Ardrossan, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. J. C. Balderston, West Kilbride, the Rev. William McGilchrist, B.D., Ardrossan, to Alison Douglas, only daughter of James Lambert Bailey, solicitor and banker.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1896

DEATH

WALLACE: At 7 Arran Place, Ardrossan, on the 20th instant, James Wallace, agent, Bank of Scotland, Crosshill.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1890

ARDROSSAN MERCHANTS’ HOLIDAY

The annual autumn holiday of the shop merchants and other business places was held yesterday. The day was amongst one of the best of the season.

The town throughout the day had a deserted appearance, owing to the large numbers that took advantage of the cheap excursions offered them by the railway companies and by the steamers SCOTIA and DUCHESS OF HAMILTON.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1897

THE COLLAPSE OF THE ARDROSSAN DOCKERS’ STRIKE

The strike collapsed yesterday.

A deputation of Provost Young and Mr. Arthur Guthrie, met with Mr. Craig, harbour manager, in his office.
As a result of their deliberations the men, with the exception of those who took a leading part in the disturbance which occurred at an early stage in the struggle, return to work under an agreement of which the principal terms are that they forswear the union, resume work at the rate of wages in force previous to the strike – namely 2¾d per ton – 3d per hour being paid for overtime, and 3d per hour for waiting time for men called out between six o’clock at night and six in the morning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1896

ACCIDENT TO A YOUNG LADY AT ARDROSSAN

Agnes McDonald, a young lady from Kilmaurs in the enjoyment of a holiday at the coast, left Ardrossan for Horse Island with a male relative and another friend. Roaming over the boulders of the island she unexpectedly stumbled, breaking her leg at the ankle.

Her companion, an ambulance man, was able to render first aid assistance, and on the party returning to Ardrossan medical skill was obtained.

Miss McDonald was conveyed home by rail.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1896

EXCITING INCIDENT AT ARDROSSAN

About ten o’clock on Wednesday night three men, named JOHN McLEAN, ROBERT VINCENT, and JAMES CHRISTIE, employed in discharging pig iron from a steamer fell into the dock.

Owing to the position of the vessel and other circumstances the men were in the water a long time.

A large crowd collected, and great excitement prevailed. McLean had one of his arms badly bruised, and was so much exhausted that he had to be assisted home.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 AUGUST 1891

SCOTTISH PLOUGHMAN’S UNION

A public meeting for the promotion of a local branch of the Scottish Ploughman’s Union was held in the Templar’s Hall, Ardrossan, on Wednesday evening – Mr. A. Guthrie presiding. There was a fair attendance.

Mr. Duncan, general secretary, addressed the meeting. After explaining the objects and benefits of the Union, he spoke of the weekly half-holiday; argued that a week’s work should be 56 hours, whereas in Ayrshire at present it consisted of 78 hours; condemned bothy accommodation, and urged the necessity for better accommodation.

At the close a number of names were enrolled, and office bearers elected.
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