Stevenston - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:51 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1891

FOOTBALL – AYRSHIRE LEAGUE
MAUCHLINE v. STEVENSTON THISTLE
At Mauchline


Mauchline, 3 goals; Stevenston Thistle, 1 goal.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 AUGUST 1897

AYRSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

The committee met at Kilmarnock last night – Mr. Gibson, Stevenston, presiding.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 AUGUST 1894

FLOWER SHOW AT STEVENSTON

Yesterday the annual show of the Horticultural Society was held in the Conservative Hall. Although the exhibits showed a falling off, the quality was excellent, and in some classes excelled former years.

The tables of greenhouse plants looked well, and in this class, Mr. James Davidson, florist, took first prize.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
26 AUGUST 1895

MAN KILLED ON THE RAILWAY AT IRVINE

On Saturday night between 10 and 11 o’clock, two men entered the booking office at Irvine and reported that man had been killed on the line about half-a-mile on the Kilwinning side of Irvine Station.

The men who brought the news were ROBERT HOLDEN ADAMS, a dynamite worker, residing in Stevenston; and ROBERT FLETCHER, a clerk on holiday, residing at Ardrossan.

The stationmaster proceeded to the spot indicated, and found the body about 400 yards north of the distance signal. It was lying in the six foot way, where it had been dragged by the two men who gave the information, and who had been in company with deceased.

It appears that the three men had met at the railway station, and having missed the last train for Ardrossan, which leaves at 9.43, they had agreed to walk along the line to Kilwinning, a distance of three miles, to catch the last train from Glasgow to Ardrossan, which stops there about 11 o’clock. They were total strangers to each other.

They were walking in single file in the six foot way, and the 9.40 train from Ardrossan to Irvine approaching, Fletcher states that he pulled the deceased, calling him to keep to the right, which was a proper thing to do. The deceased, however, probably bewildered by the approaching lights of the train, evidently thought he should go in the opposite direction, and caught Fletcher, who states that he barely got clear. When the train passed Fletcher and Adams could see nothing of their companion, and searching the line found that his body had been tossed over the six foot way and was lying between the rails on the side opposite.

They did not know his name or anything about him further than he was intending to go to Ardrossan.

Information was then given to the police.

In his pocket a sum of 17s in silver was found, a knife, a pipe and tobacco, and a race card, but nothing by which he could be identified. He was evidently a working man, was well dressed, had a fair moustache, and was apparently under 30 years of age.

Part of his skull had been knocked in, and he was quite dead when found.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1896

PARISH COUNCIL RATES

At the monthly meeting of Stevenston parish Council an abstract of accounts for the past year was submitted.

The Poor Rate fund receipts were £1832 13s 11d and the expenditure £1954 9s 4d. There was a balance at the close of the year of £204 18s 2d.

The assessments for the ensuing year were fixed as follows: -

Poor Rate – Owners, 7½d; Occupiers, first class, 3¼d; second class, 7d; third class, 10¼d per £1.
School Rate – Owners, 4d; occupiers, first class, 3d; second class, 4d; third class, 6d per £1.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1898

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. KILWINNING MONKCASTLE
At Stevenston


Result: – Thistle, 4; Monkcastle, 2.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1891

DEATH

KILPATRICK: At Main Street, Stevenston, (at the residence of his brother-in-law), Donald Sinclair), aged 29 years, Robert Kilpatrick.
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GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1894

THE COAL STRIKE – STEVENSTON

For the relief of the miners on strike a dramatic entertainment was given at Saltcoats by the League of the Cross Society.

The sum of £7 will be handed over to the miners’ fund.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 AUGUST 1896

A VIOLENT LABOURER

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday – before Colonel Dickie, Hon. Sheriff-Substitute – RICHARD THOMSON, labourer, Townhead, Stevenston, was charged with having on 27th instant assaulted his wife, Mary Smith, and his son John, by striking the former with his fist, and the latter by throwing him to the ground.

Thomson went home the worse of liquor, and told his wife he wanted to kick up a row, that he was not going to work any more, and that he would her sent to prison. He also asked for some money, which she refused to give him, and he then assaulted her and his son.

He pleaded guilty, and was fined in £3 or 30 days’ imprisonment.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Hughie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:22 pm

Perthshire Courier
30 August 1810


On Friday the 10th inst Geo. Reid and Wm. Brown, Esqrs. two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Ayr, fined Robert Kerr, weaver in Stevenston, in the sum of two Guineas, besides expences for wantonly leaping upon the horse behind John Simpson, Esq. builder at Ardrossan to Saltcoats, by which means Mr Simpson, fell off, hung in the stirrups, and was bruised ; which fine was generously given to the poor of the parishes of Ardrossan and Stevenston.

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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
30 AUGUST 1898

DEATH

COWAN: At Ardeer Cottage, Stevenston, on the 19th instant, Marion Macintosh (Minna), youngest daughter of the late William Cowan, C.A., Glasgow.
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Re: Stevenston - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:55 am

GLASGOW HERALD
31 AUGUST 1891

FOOTBALL
STEVENSTON THISTLE v. NEWMILNS
At Stevenston


Result: – Thistle, 4; Newmilns, 1.
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