Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JANUARY 1887

FAIRS AND STOCK SALES

Ardrossan:
At this mart yesterday there were exposed for sale a good display of prime fat cattle, which averaged from £17 to £19 10s.

A few good horses were also exposed but failed to find purchasers.

Sales were good, but buyers scarce.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JANUARY 1888

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Monday evening – Provost Hogarth presiding.

The Chairman reported that the offer of Messrs S. Black & Company, plumbers (£25 19s), for putting in necessary water valves, had been accepted, and that the work had now been completed.

An application from Messrs Lawson & Son for an extension of the 6 inch water pipe at the old pier was left in the hands of a committee of the whole council.

The town was reported in a good sanitary state.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 JANUARY 1917

Died on service, Private JOHN McLEAN, 1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry – Theatre of war, Mesopotamia – son of William McLean, Ardrossan.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
11 JANUARY 1917

Died on service, Private JOHN McPHUN, 7th Battalion Cameronians – Theatre of war, Palestine – Born Ardrossan; Enlisted Glasgow
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1884

STEAMER ASHORE AT ARDROSSAN

About eleven o’clock yesterday morning the steamer CLAN DAVIDSON, while attempting to enter Ardrossan Harbour, was, through the severity of the weather, driven past the entrance, and took the ground on the shore side of the breakwater.

A strong north-westerly breeze was blowing when the accident occurred, and the tide was about full.

Before taking the ground the harbour tug proceeded to her assistance, but on attempting to fasten a hawser the tug had her funnel carried away, and could therefore render no aid.

The propeller of the stranded steamer was kept going for a considerable time after she took the ground, while a couple of ropes were made fast to the pier and kept working by the aid of a winch on board, but these efforts failed to produce any effect.

The CLAN DAVIDSON was bound from Glasgow for Ardrossan to load. It is expected she will be easily got off, and as she lies on a sandy bottom she is likely to escape serious damage.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1887

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

The monthly meeting of Ardrossan Police Commissioners was held on Monday night – Provost Hogarth presiding.

The medical officer reported that deaths for the quarter numbered 18, or deducting 2 deaths from accidental drowning, were at the rate of 16 per 1000 per annum of the population.

The deaths for the year reached 64, four of which were caused by accidental drowning.
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CLYDEBUILT SHIPS
12 January 1938

THE TARV

The steel screw steamer TARV, launched on the 19th of April, 1911, by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company Limited, disappeared on the 12th January, 1938, while on a voyage between Carnlough and Irvine with a cargo of limestone.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1883

ARDROSSAN PENNY SAVINGS BANK

A report was submitted at the fourth annual meeting of this bank, which showed the following results for the past year: -

The year was the most prosperous the bank had experienced.

£196 4s 9d had been deposited during the year, and £160 18s 6d withdrawn, leaving a balance £35 6s 3d.

The balance brought forward from the previous year was £111 1s 3d so that the total balance due to depositors was £146 7s 6d.

153 new accounts had been opened and 129 accounts closed, leaving 274 still in force.

The number of transactions was 2987.

Bonuses were granted to various depositors who had been most regular in their lodgements.

Votes of thanks to the officials and to the Messrs Goodwin for kindly granting their offices for the use of the bank free of charge were cordially awarded.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1880

ARDROSSAN POLICE COMMISSIONERS

The monthly meeting of Police Commissioners was held on Monday evening under the presidency of Bailie Hogarth.

The chairman reported that the Works Committee had examined the drains in Glasgow Street and Glasgow Lane, that in the lane they had ordered it to be cleaned at once, which had been done, and that the drain in Glasgow Street had been opened in several places and found to be partially choked.

It was agreed to accept the offer of Andrew Knox for cleaning out the ashpits under the supervision of the sanitary inspector.

A discussion followed as to the right of parties cleaning their pavements opposite their houses, etc., but the matter was ultimately delayed.

The half-yearly report of the burgh analyst stated that no samples had been submitted for examination under the Food and Drug Act either by the inspector or any private person. Some conversation followed but no action was taken.

The sanitary inspector reported that the town was in a clean state.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1884

FLOATING OF THE STRANDED STEAMER AT ARDROSSAN

The most strenuous efforts were made at high water on Friday night to float the S.S. CLAN DAVIDSON, Captain Jack.

The water ballast was all pumped out and part of her bunker coal discharged.

In addition to the harbour tug, two powerful tug steamers from the Clyde were attached to the steamer. Two railway locomotives were also attached, while the stranded steamer’s propeller was kept going.

These combined efforts, however, failed to move her from the sand.

Similar efforts were made on Saturday, and were eventually successful.

The CLAN DAVIDSON was towed round to the harbour, and was found to be making no water. She will require to dock, however, for survey.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANAUARY 1885

MUNICIPAL MEETING – ARDROSSAN

The monthly meeting of the Police Commissioners was held on Monday evening – Bailie Gilfillan presiding.

The Clerk reported that the assistant of Messrs Leslie and Reid, engineers, had been in Ardrossan that day making certain investigations regarding the water supply in view of the proposed purchase by the community.

The medical officer’s report showed the death rate to 16½ per 1000, which contrasted favourably with previous years.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1885

ARDROSSAN SCHOOL BOARD

The monthly meeting of the School Board was held yesterday afternoon – Rev. D. E. McNab presiding.

The returns of attendance showed that in Saltcoats, out of 687 children of school age, 670 were in attendance, while in Ardrossan out of 743, 724 were in attendance.

Several defaulters appeared before the Board, and in one case it was resolved to prosecute, while the others were continued on promises of amendment,

The passing of accounts finished the business.
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