Saltcoats - On This Day In History

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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:44 am

GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1884

MARRIAGE

LOGAN – McLARTY: At Imperial Hotel, George Square, Glasgow, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. Mr Gray, Saltcoats, Duncan Logan, wood merchant, Killearn, to Mary McLarty, youngest daughter of Alexander McLarty, spirit merchant, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1889

SALTCOATS E.U. CHURCH

The annual congregational meeting was held in the church on Monday night – Rev. D. Greenhill presiding.

The chairman gave an interesting and encouraging statement regarding congregational affairs.

Addresses were given by Revs. Fergus Ferguson, Glasgow; W. Dunlop, Glasgow; Dr. Adamson, Edinburgh; J. L. King, Ardrossan; and James Russell, Kilwinning.

The church choir sang several anthems with good effect, Mr Hall conducting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1888

THEFT

Yesterday at Saltcoats Burgh Court – before Provost McIsaac and Bailie Campbell – a navvy named JOHN MURPHY was convicted of the theft of a silk handkerchief from a house in Harbour Street, where he lodged, and was fined 10s 6d or 10 days’ imprisonment. He went to prison.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1887

BIRTH

WATSON: At Greenhead, Saltcoats, on the 22nd instant, Mrs John Watson; a son.
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GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1888

SALTCOATS E.U. CHURCH

In connection with the semi-jubilee services, a soiree was held in the church on Monday night, at which there was a large attendance.

The Rev. D. Greenhill, the pastor, who presided, in the course of some interesting remarks regarding the church, said the little craft was launched 25 years ago, and she seemed as able as ever to weather the storm. She is one of the Morison liners, a company that for long years delighted in being able to give every man a chance, and held earnestly and persistently that every man had a chance of salvation, and that it was at his own peril if he neglected that opportunity of choosing eternal life. They were glad that those who held these truths were more numerous than formerly.

Several other ministers gave addresses, and the church choir rendered anthems and hymns with good taste.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1880

BIRTH

TAYLOR: At Raise Street, Saltcoats, on the 23rd instant, Mrs Thomas Taylor; a daughter.
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GLASGOW HERALD
26 JANUARY 1884

SALTCOATS – THE BURGH MOVEMENT

For some time past the burgh promoters and the anti-burgh party have been canvassing the town to ascertain the feeling of the ratepayers on the question. The canvass is now completed, and both parties claim a majority in their favour.

The no burgh committee have printed and circulated a report, in which they state they have a large majority, and call upon the other side to present the petition to the Sheriff at once and have the matter decided.

It is understood that the burgh promoters have decided to present the petition shortly.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
26 JANUARY 1916

Died on service, Private JOHN BLACKWOOD, (21), 9TH Battalion Black Watch – Theatre of war, France and Flanders – Son of Thomas Blackwood, 28 Wellpark Road, Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
27 JANUARY 1887

SLANDER CASE

In Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday Sheriff Hall gave decision in an action at the instance of Margaret Kennedy or Walker, wife, of Gilbert Walker, junior, fish merchant, Saltcoats, against JOHN MURRAY, fish merchant there, for £100 damages in consequence of the defender having grossly slandered pursuer on the 4th June last, on the Braes of Saltcoats, in the course of an altercation as to quay dues.

Compensatie Injuriam was pleaded by the defender, but the Sheriff finds that plea has not been substantiated.

No proper apology having been tendered, and as the defender is in the position of having neither attempted to prove the slanderous statements nor frankly withdrawn them, his Lordship finds him liable in £20 damages, with expenses.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:32 am

GLASGOW HERALD
28 JANUARY 1884

TERRIFIC GALE

Saltcoats:
A severe gale was experienced here on Saturday, the wind being from the S.E. changing to S.S.W.
Showers of rain and snow fell at intervals.

Owing to the direction of the wind a very heavy sea prevailed. Two hours before high water the sea was dashing through the opening in the quay wall at the foot of Quay Street, and rushing down the street like a burn it quickly flooded the ground floors of the low-lying houses.

At the same time the tide invaded Dockhead Street (the principal thoroughfare in the town) through the street opening opposite the Bank of Scotland. Merchants closed their shops, and prepared to keep out the flood.

About this time the wind shifted to the west, and the tide was checked.

Two years ago, during a great storm, the greater part of Dockhead Street, Quay Street, Windmill Street, and other parts of the town were flooded and great damage was done to property.
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Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:08 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 JANUARY 1884

THE GREAT STORM

Saltcoats:

A great deal of damage has been done by the storm. In the flooded quarters of the town the people have been busy removing traces of the inundation. Mud and sand lay in the houses half a foot deep.

In some parts of Quay Street the water was lying four or five feet deep.

In Backyett Lane the houses were all flooded.

The East Shore suffered severely, the sea coming in at this point with great fury. A considerable portion of the old sea wall was knocked down. Large blocks of solid masonry three feet thick are lying about the shore.

A breach was made in the railway at Canal Street level crossing, and the traffic is now being carried off over both lines.

Parts of Dockhead Street and Windmill Street were flooded, and the latter is considerably cut up.

From Winton Circus to Montgomerie Crescent the esplanade is in ruins.

The sea flooded a large field behind Eglinton Street, and, entering gardens levelled the boundary walls.

The roof of the Free Church was stripped of slates in various places, and great damage was done to house property generally.
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Re: Saltcoats - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:09 am

GLASGOW HERALD
29 JANUARY 1889

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, CATHERINE LIDDY or SCOTT, was charged with the theft, on the 26th instant, of three stones of potatoes from a field on the farm of Border there. Occupied by William Wyllie.

She pleaded guilty, and having been previously convicted, was sentenced to 15 days’ imprisonment.
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