Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:49 am

GLASGOW HERALD
1 JULY 1897

RESIGNATION OF POSTMASTER

Mr. Matthew Orr, Stevenston, has resigned his office as postmaster. For nearly 34 years he discharged his duties to the entire satisfaction of the public.
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GLASGOW HERALD
2 JULY 1896

CRICKET
POLOC v. ARDEER


These clubs met at Ardeer last night in splendid weather and before a good attendance of spectators.

Ardeer batted first, and were all disposed of for 38, Donnachie making 14. Poloc commenced well, and after seven wickets had fallen play was stopped, Rutherford contributing 22, their score being 59.
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GLASGOW HERALD
3 JULY 1894

ORGAN FOR STEVENSTON PARISH CHURCH

The church is presently undergoing extensive alterations and improvements.

A new organ built by Messrs Bevington & Sons, London, from a specification by Mr. J. B. Lawson, organist, has been erected, and will shortly be opened. The organ is constructed on the most improved principle. The case is of pitch pine, with richly decorated front pipes, and the beautiful design of the instrument harmonises most effectively with the general character of the church.

It has 2 manuals, 13 sounding stops, 4 couplers, 4 composition pedals, and 764 speaking pipes.

The organ has been placed in the gallery facing the pulpit, the choir occupying seats fronting the instrument.

The church otherwise has undergone renovation, the effect of which has been to beautify and enrich it. Two handsome stained-glass windows appear on each side of the pulpit, the rich colouring having a most effective appearance. The pulpit is painted in oak and walnut. Above the sounding board are three panels, the centre one having a painting of the burning bush. On each side of the pulpit are beautifully painted scrolls with texts. The choir bench has been removed, and an ornate platform erected, stained in oak, carpeted, with communion table and ecclesiastical chairs of special design, and having large palms in pots at each side. Improved lighting is secured by a handsome corona over then platform.

The whole of the alterations add very much to the appearance of the church.

The cost of the new platform, the organ, and slight structural alterations will be about £550, and of this sum Mr. Patrick Warner of Ardeer has contributed £100.
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Post by Hughie » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:03 pm

Dundee Evening Telegraph
08 July 1929

Mr Fisher, of Stevenston, Ayrshire, has received the Carnegie hero award won by his son William, who lost his life in trying to rescue a brother from drowning in a quarry.
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GLASGOW HERALD
7 JULY 1893

THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE OF YORK, AND PRINCESS MARY OF TECK

Stevenston:
At 12 o’clock merchants closed their places of business. The large works were busy as usual.
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GLASGOW HERALD
8 JULY 1899

TWO MEN BURIED IN A SEWER

Yesterday afternoon, while some men were engaged laying a new sewer in Boglemart Street, Stevenston, one of the sides gave way and JOHN YOUNG and JAMES DAVIDSON, labourers, from Kilwinning, were buried underneath the soil. A number of men were, fortunately, near at hand, and, witnessing the accident, they at once set to and dug up the earth, extricating the unfortunate men.

When rescued the men were somewhat exhausted, but they soon recovered.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JULY 1877

STEVENSTON PAROCHIAL BOARD

The ordinary monthly meetings of this body was held on Friday last. There was a good attendance of members. Mr. Robert Craig occupied the chair.

A large number of pauper cases were considered and disposed of.

Intimation was received from the School Board that more will be required to meet the deficiency in the school fund for the ensuing year.

A number of accounts were passed and crossed to be paid.

One application for education under the 69th section of the Education Act was refused.

A report of a committee appointed to examine the new burying ground and all matters connected therewith was laid on the table and read. A number of recommendations as to improvements in the grounds and the future management of the same were made in the report, which is to be considered at next meeting.

Mr. Campbell submitted a motion as to the use of the poorhouse test, in dealing with pauper cases coming before the board. It was agreed to apply this test in the cases of applicants with illegitimate children, deserted wives, wives of criminals, applicants with families well able to support them, persons of immoral habits, paupers living in wretched and dirty homes, and paupers who, from the state of their health, might have a prima facie claim to relief, in which case a refusal might invite legal trouble and expenses, but who are considered by the board to be able to support themselves and families.

A list of children receiving education under 69th section of the Education Act was revised.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1893

CRICKET
ARDEER v. SECOND KILMARNOCK


Played at Ardeer, and resulted as follows – Ardeer, 76; Second Kilmarnock, 41.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1894

THE SCOTCH COAL STRIKE – MORE FURNACES DAMPED DOWN

The remaining five furnaces in blast last week at Gartsherrie Iron-work were damped down yesterday. This leaves only 18 blowing throughout Scotland – 5 at Summerlee, 4 at Shotts, 3 at Coltness, and 2 each at Ardeer, Lugar, and Muirkirk, against 50 on 29th June last and 69 on July 7, 1893.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1899

ARDEER BOWLING TOURNAMENT

This tournament was opened yesterday by Mr. Patrick Warner, of Ardeer, in presence of a considerable number of spectators.

The green was in capital order, the recent rain having greatly improved its condition.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1896

WATER SUPPLY

The towns of Saltcoats, Stevenston, Kilwinning, and Irvine, which are served with water from the large reservoir at Munnoch, situated between Dalry and West Kilbride, appear to be pretty safe in the matter of their water supply, so far as the present summer goes.

Before the heavy rainfall of Thursday the stock in the reservoir amounted to 151,000,000 gallons, more than equal to the ordinary requirements of the whole summer season. The heavy downpour of Wednesday night and Thursday morning has added largely to the stock of water available for the consumption in the district supplied.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1899

ARDEER BOWLING TOURNAMENT

Yesterday there was a break in the weather, which caused considerable disappointment to players. Rain fell steadily during the entire day so that it was impossible to make a start.

Owing to the light soil the green has benefited by the rain, so that with fine weather today the turf should be in capital order.
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