Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1877

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week: -

Coastwise, 1152 tons; Foreign, 225 tons; Total, 1377 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1880

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

The attendance at market on Thursday was good, and several samples of wheat sold at 21s per boll.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1882

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The DOUSE, brigantine, of Ardrossan, Captain Meehan, from Troon for Stornaway, with coal, took the ground in entering Stornaway, but got off at high water, supposed undamaged.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1883

DEATH

ROBERTSON: At 5 Princes Street, Ardrossan, on the 21st instant, Cathrine, daughter of the late Malcolm Robertson, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1888

FATAL STAIR ACCIDENT

On Saturday night a melancholy accident occurred at the Gasworks Close, Ardrossan, resulting in the death of WILLIAM McMAIL, labourer.

It appears that deceased was ascending the staircase leading to his house, and when near the top his foot slipped and he was precipitated to the ground. When he was picked up it was found that the unfortunate man had sustained a fracture of the skull, from the effects of which he died at 9 o’clock yesterday morning.

Deceased, who was 48 years of age, was employed in the foundry of Messrs Goodwin & Company. He leaves a wife and small family.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 JANUARY 1889

DEATH

KAY: At 4 Winton Street, Ardrossan, on the 21st instant, aged 74, Margaret Woodburn, wife of John Kay.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1880

CURLING – PROVOST BARR’S MEDAL

In the match for Provost Barr’s medal the skips at Ardrossan were Messrs Hugh Wyllie, John Jones, and William Martin.

Mr Wyllie won the medal by two shots.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1883

THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT ARDROSSAN

Major Marindin has reported to the Board of Trade on the accident which occurred on the 13th December at Ardrossan Station on the Glasgow & South-Western Railway. Six passengers are stated to have been injured.

The report says the accident was due to the carelessness of the driver of the train in neglecting to get his train under proper control when approaching Ardrossan Station.

Too much care cannot be taken to enforce the rule that drivers are to enter terminal stations at such a speed that they will be able to stop by means of the hand-brakes only.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1884

VIOLENT GALE AT ARDROSSAN

A great deal of rain fell yesterday, and about five o’clock p.m. a very severe gale sprang up. It was almost impossible for people to keep their feet on the streets, which during most of the evening were all but deserted. The gale was from a westerly direction.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1888

ASSAULT

At Ardrossan Court yesterday GEORGE KERR, employed at the harbour extension, Winton Street, was fined 5s for assaulting a man with a double-barrelled gun on the 2nd instant.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 JANUARY 1896

NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION

The annual general meeting of the Ardrossan committee of this institution was held in the Eglinton Arms Hotel yesterday afternoon.

Mr John Craig, harbour manager presided.

A letter of apology for absence was read from Mr J. L. Bailey, solicitor, chairman of the committee. In his letter Mr Bailey also tendered his resignation as chairman, on account of bad health.

The resignation of Mr Bailey was accepted with expressions of sympathy and regret.

It was agreed to appoint Mr Bailey president; Mr Craig, chairman; and Mr R. L. Alpine, vice-chairman. Mr John Emslie, solicitor, was re-elected secretary and treasurer.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:15 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 JANUARY 1881

CURLING

The competition for the handsome silver medal given annually by Provost Barr to the members of Ardrossan Castle Curling Club was commenced last week on the Mill Pond, when seven rinks entered the lists.

The final tie was only played yesterday, when the prize was won by Mr James Clark’s rink.
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