Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 am

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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.
For the record, Johnstone murdered Jane Withers, (25), in a house at Collyford, Fife, by cutting her throat on the 7th June, 1908.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 AUGUST 1896

THE ASSOCIATION OF MASTER PAINTERS IN SCOTLAND

The members of this association and their friends, numbering 190 ladies and gentlemen, had their annual excursion on Saturday.

The route selected was by train to Ardrossan, thence round the Isle of Arran in the steamer DUCHESS OF HAMILTON, landing at Brodick.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 AUGUST 1893

ARDROSSAN FREE CHURCH

Anniversary services were held in the above church on Sabbath last – Rev. W. A. Mills, M.A., Glasgow, presenting morning and evening, and the Rev. R. M. Adamson, pastor of the church, in the afternoon.

The attendance at all diets was large.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 AUGUST 1898

ARDROSSAN NEW PARISH CHURCH BAZAAR

The three days’ bazaar in aid of Ardrossan New Parish Church was brought to a close on Saturday night.

The total sum realised for the three days’ sale was £753.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 AUGUST 1892

BIRTH

GRAY: At 55 Eglinton Street, Ardrossan, on the 21st instant, the wife of Archibald Gray, junior, C. & M.E.; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 AUGUST 1892

ISLE OF MAN STEAMER IN COLLISION

The steamer SNAEFELL, Douglas to Ardrossan, due at seven o’clock yesterday morning, did not arrive at Ardrossan till ten o’clock last night. The cause of the detention was a collision with the Norwegian barque KALEB.

Considerable apprehension had been excited in Ardrossan by the delay of the vessel, and a large crowd of townspeople, together with intending passengers who had hung about the town all day, assembled on Montgomerie Pier to await her arrival. When the vessel came alongside the pier three hearty cheers were given.

The captain announced that all was well with the passengers.

Captain Roberts states as follows: -

“About five minutes to six this morning we were just after taking a cast of the lead about six miles east-south-east of Point Corsewall, and we were moving ahead in the fog, when, without any whistle or warning of any kind, the KALEB, carrying press of canvas, struck us, damaging our hull and wheel, and carrying our stairs from the sponson.

The KALEB’s topmast bowsprit and jibboom came down about their ears. She was loaded with timber.

We came to and anchored, and got out our boats offering assistance. We then stood by her till the Glasgow tugboat FLYING SPORTSMAN came along and took the KALEB in tow.

We set about repairing the damage done to the SNAEFELL, and held on our way. About two o’clock we slowed, and hobbled on till now.

The conduct of the passengers was excellent, the ladies being if anything more plucky than the men."

Captain Roberts has repeatedly made the same voyage in the PEVERIL.

The KING ORRY, which had been searching for the SNAEFELL, departed, carrying the passengers for Douglas, about midnight.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1891

BOWLING
ARDROSSAN v. LARGS


A return match – four rinks a-side – was played between these two clubs on Ardrossan bowling green. The weather was fine and the turf in splendid condition.

Result: – Ardrossan, 81; Largs, 39.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1895

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The British ship EASTERN MONARCH, from Ardrossan, coal, arrived at Buenos Ayres with cargo on fire. The fire has been extinguished. The cargo is coming out in bad order.
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Penny Tray wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:53 am
GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1895

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The British ship EASTERN MONARCH, from Ardrossan, coal, arrived at Buenos Ayres with cargo on fire. The fire has been extinguished. The cargo is coming out in bad order.
Oaft, that sounds like a long journey for nothing :oops:
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:19 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1871

VESSEL SPOKEN

BURN BRAE (of Ardrossan), August 6, off Cape Henry.
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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1873

PIG IRON

The shipment of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending August 23 were – coastwise 1642 tons.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:20 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1874

DEATH

Yesterday at Burnfoot, Ardrossan, aged eight years, Caroline Turner, the eldest and dearly loved daughter of Dr. Wood Smith.
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