Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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CASUALTY OF WAR
19 JUNE 1915

Died on service, Private W. ROBERTSON, Service No. 8130, 4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers – Theatre of war, Dardanelles – resident of Paisley; enlisted at Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JUNE 1870

LAUNCH OF NEW LIFEBOAT AT ARDROSSAN - 'FAIR MAID OF PERTH'

The handsome new lifeboat which has been presented to the Ardrossan Station by Mr Peter Reid, of London, was formally presented to the town on Saturday, and was launched, the circumstances being marked by every symptom of rejoicing.

A little before midday the various public works were closed; and from all the vessels in the harbour and many of the principal houses a gay display of bunting was exhibited.

The weather turned out beautiful, though the morning was marked by the prevalence of heavy rain.

About one o'clock, a procession was formed near the Town Hall, and marched to the end of South Crescent, returning by Princes Street, Glasgow Street and Montgomerie Street to the old harbour, where the ceremonies of presentation and launching were performed.

The procession embraced the 4th A.V.A. Volunteers, under the command of Lieut. Wilkie, and headed by the Dalry Instrumental Band; the lifeboat, with twelve of a crew, drawn by four horses, gaily decorated; Captain Robertson and the members of the Committee; the Provost and Town Council of Ardrossan; the workmen of Messrs Barr & Shearer, and Messrs P. Barclay & Sons, Shipbuilders, Sailmakers, Engineers, etc; Masonic Lodge Neptune, Kilwinning (No. 442) and Stevenston, Thistle and Rose, headed by the Kilwinning Instrumental Band.

The procession was followed by large crowds who evinced great interest in the proceeding, and many of those who took part in it carried flags and working models of their handicraft.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JUNE 1912

MARRIAGE

HUNTER – WILSON: At the Eglinton Arms Hotel, Ardrossan, on the 19th instant, by the Rev. W. D. M. Sutherland, Landsborough U.F. Church, Saltcoats, William Archibald Hunter, Homeland, Ardrossan, to Angie Caldwell, only daughter of Edward S. Wilson, formerly headmaster of Saltcoats Public School.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JUNE 1914

MARRIAGE

KERR – ADAM: At 6 Breadalbane Street, Glasgow, on the 18th instant, by the Rev. Andrew C. Baird, B.D., B.Sc., minister of Anderston, William Hamilton Kerr, accountant, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ardrossan, to Mary, third daughter of David Adam.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JUNE 1870

CRICKET – FINAL TIE FOR THE EARL OF EGLINTON’S CUP
AYR v. ARDROSSAN


This cup was presented by Lord Eglinton to be played for annually by the cricket clubs of Ayrshire. It is a beautiful piece of silver plate, gold-gilt, and comprises a jug with two cups, which are fitted into a neat case, covered with Morocco leather, on the lid of which is a silver plate with the arms and motto of the Earl of Eglinton.

The matches are arranged by the clubs in the three districts of the county being drawn, then the winning clubs of each district play off, the final tie being played at Eglinton Castle, and any club winning the cup three years in succession to retain it.

The cup was first presented in 1867, when it was carried off by the Irvine Eglinton; in 1868 the Ayr club gained it; in 1869 the Ayr Eglinton won it, and this year the Ayr club have again been victorious.

These matches are entered into with commendable spirit by the clubs in the county, and this season some keen, close and exciting games have taken place.

The match last Saturday at Eglinton Castle caused considerable interest. Both clubs turned out strong teams, but the bowling and fielding of the Ayr players secured them an easy victory.

The Ardrossan team comprised: - McKelvie, Stewart, Patrick, Shearer, Galt, Johnston, Stevens, Blair, Ellis, Wood, and Barrie.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JUNE 1871

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The AMELIA, brigantine, of Ardrossan, is reported to have received damage from contact with the GRECIAN in the Mersey.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JUNE 1872

VESSEL SPOKEN

The MARY DURKEE, from Ardrossan for Philadelphia, June 6, in latitude 40 1, longitude 69 9.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JUNE 1876

VESSEL SPOKEN

The FLEETWOOD, Ardrossan for San Francisco, April 8, in latitude 4N, longitude 27W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JUNE 1846

GARDEN PRODUCE

Mr John Hunter, Esquire, of The Crescent, Ardrossan, had on Wednesday last, at table, good early potatoes, green pease, strawberries, and cherries, all produced this year from his own garden, without any artificial means.

His gardener lately caught, in the garden, three white moles alive; another was found previously in Mr Young’s garden adjoining; the whole are stuffed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JUNE 1904

DEATH

CONN: At 5 Harbour Place, Ardrossan, on the 20th instant, Janet Galloway, wife of William Conn, baker.
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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JUNE 1934

AMENITIES OF ARDROSSAN

Lieutenant-Colonel Moore intends to ask Sir Godfrey Collins next Wednesday whether his attention has been called to the complaints which have been made as to the pollution of the atmosphere caused by the oil-fuel installation in the vicinity, and whether he will take steps to enforce conditions which will preserve the health and amenities of the district.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JUNE 1871

VESSEL SPOKEN

The W. A. JENKINS, barque, from Ardrossan for Boston, June 6, in latitude 43 41N, longitude 53 46W.
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