Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:21 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1899

MARRIAGE

McCORVIE – CURRIE: At the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, on the 23rd instant, by the Rev. A. H. Charlton, Free Church, Kilwinning, Edward McCorvie, contractor, Kilwinning, to Jane Kerr, second daughter of Mr. Hugh Currie, shoemaker, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 AUGUST 1892

DEATH

STEEL: At 3 Eglinton Street, Ardrossan, on the 24th instant, ELIZABETH P. BAIN, relict of Captain Archibald Steel, late harbourmaster, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 AUGUST 1893

DEATH

COOK: At 42 Great King Street, Edinburgh, on the 25th instant, MARY KINNEAR, wife of James Cook, solicitor, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 AUGUST 1892

Sir,

THE COLLISION BETWEEN THE SNAEFELL AND KALEB

I notice an account of this disaster in your columns on 23 August; but in the short time that has elapsed it is necessarily brief, and nothing appears as to the treatment the passengers received on the SNAEFELL.

As would be expected, the majority of the passengers coming from their holidays were by no means flush of cash. In fact, not a few were without a cent. Will it be believed, then, that not a crust was to be had unless the money was forthcoming? A considerable number tasted nothing the whole time – 22 hours. Comment is needless.

I am &c.,
A PASSENGER
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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:51 am

GLASGOW HERALD
26 AUGUST 1892

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

Yesterday afternoon the Ardrossan Shipbuilding Company Limited launched from their yard at Ardrossan, the magnificent steel screw steamer “LOVART.”

She was built to the order of Messrs Love & Stewart, Hope Street, Glasgow, specially for the pit-prop trade between Sweden and the east coast.

Miss Love, daughter of one of the owners, performed the christening ceremony.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1894

VESSEL SPOKEN

STJORN, Ardrossan for San Francisco – all well – June 4, 26N, 20W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1895

ARDROSSAN PARISH CHURCH

Special services were conducted in this church last Sunday. Rev. Donald McLeod preached at the morning service, and the Rev. W. Rossie Brown, M.A., minister of the parish, in the evening.

The collection taken was on behalf of the building fund, and amounted to £58 16s 6d.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1897

MARRIAGE

FERGUSON – HAMILTON: At Grand Hotel, Glasgow, on the 29th instant, by the Rev. J. D. McCall, minister of Ardrossan Parish, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Hamilton, Culter parish, brother of the bride, James Ferguson, H.M. Inland Revenue, Mauchline, to Barbara Wilson, second daughter of the late Angus Hamilton, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1897

FLOWER SHOW AT ARDROSSAN

The annual flower show was held in the Drill Hall yesterday. The show was the best that has been held for several years.

Among the principal prize-winners were – James Crawford, Lamlash; George Richmond, Kilwinning; James Cunningham, Saltcoats; J. Greenlees, Stevenston; and J. B. Wilson; W. M. Wilson; J. B. Muir; Alexander Anderson; Bruce Colin Morrison; James Tyre; William Tannock; and R. S. Barbour.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 AUGUST 1925

STEAMER CRUSHED BY ICE

The survivors of the Hudson Bay Company’s supply ship BAYESKIMO, which was wrecked by the pressure of pack ice in Ungava Bay on July 23 last, arrived in Montreal on Wednesday.

They tell a harrowing story in the suffering of the 48 men and 2 women cast away, who were marooned 80 miles from land on a drifting ice floe 50 yards square during ten hours of drifting rainstorms.

The survivors were eventually rescued by the Hudson Bay Company’s steamer NASCOPIE.

[The BAYESKIMO was launched at Ardrossan on 18 May 1922. Further details of the vessel are contained in the following link: -

https://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?y ... =BAYESKIMO
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by hahaya2004 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 pm

We had a thread about the Bayeskimo here:
https://threetowners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9994
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:53 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 AUGUST 1897

APPOINTMENT OF ORGANIST

At a meeting of the Deacons’ Court, held on Tuesday night, Mr. James Blair, M.A., teacher of music, Saltcoats, was appointed organist and choirmaster at Ardrossan Free Church.
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