Stevenston - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JANUARY 1883

STEVENSTON SCHOOL BOARD

At the monthly meeting – Rev. John Grahame presiding – a letter was read from the Education Department regretting that there was no prospect of the Deacon’s Court agreeing to make Saltcoats Academy available for the school supply of the district, and asking if the Board have any other proposal to offer.

After consideration, a committee was appointed to make inquiries as to the extension of Kyleshill School by acquiring the property behind, and ascertain the cost of a site elsewhere.

The report of the officer showed the attendance of schoolchildren to be 1058 on roll and 780 average attendance.

A motion by Mr Cumming – “That no child be punished for any fault in Stevenston Public School unless by a certificated teacher” – did not find a seconder.
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GLASGOW HERALD
9 JANUARY 1888

FOOTBALL
IRVINE v. STEVENSTON

At Meadowpark, Irvine

Result: - Irvine won by 4 goals to 1.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JANUARY 1884

SEASONAL BENEVOLENCE

The Rev. John Grahame, B.D., Minister of Stevenston Parish, has received the following sums on behalf of the poor: -

Mr Francis James, of Kerelaw, £10; Mr Patrick Warner, of Ardeer, £10; Mr A. W. R. Cuninghame, of Auchenharvie, £5; Mr George McRoberts, Nobel’s Explosives Company, £3; and various other smaller sums, which have been expended on coals to the poor.

A quantity of clothing has also been provided, the recipients being the deserving poor of Stevenston and Saltcoats.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JANUARY 1885

FIRES

Early yesterday morning two fires broke out in the village of Stevenston, which taxed the energies of the inhabitants to extinguish them, as there is no brigade or fire engine.

The shop of Mrs Wallace, draper, New Street, was first discovered to be on fire. Owing to the vigorous efforts of Mr Hugh Thomson, the owner of the property, assisted by willing helpers, the fire was prevented from extending to the adjoining shop and house, and was extinguished before any material damage had been done to the building.

Shop fittings and stock are greatly injured, but the loss is covered by insurance.

The Co-operative Society premises in Boglemart Street were discovered to be on fire shortly after four o’clock the same morning. Strenuous attempts to check the fire were made by workers, who carried water in buckets from tanks and a burn close at hand.

The whole interior was, however, soon in flames as the fire spread rapidly; so that the entire stock was burned, and nothing remains but the bare walls, the roof having fallen in.

The building was one of brick, two storeys high, the shop being on the ground floor, while overhead was used as store, containing a general stock of groceries, provisions, ironmongery, etc.

Fortunately the fire did not extend to adjoining properties.

The damage is estimated at £1100, and is covered by insurance.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1882

ASSAULT AND BREACH OF THE PEACE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN DOCHERTY, collier, Stevenston, pleaded guilty to assault and breach of the peace in Main Street there on 18 December last, and was fined £1, with the alternative of 20 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1885

FOOTBALL
DYNAMITE (Stevenston) v. ACADEMICALS (Irvine)

Played on the ground of the former

The Academicals scored three goals and Dynamite two.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1886

IRVINE DISTRICT ROAD COMMITTEE

The quarterly meeting of the Irvine District Committee of the Road Trustees was held yesterday in the Council Chambers, Irvine – Mr Archibald Brownlie, of Monkcastle, in the chair.

Mr Patrick, surveyor, who had been asked to report as to what would be a fair allowance to the various towns and villages in the district towards defraying the cost of clearing the syvors and cesspools, recommended that Stevenston get £7 16s; Saltcoats, £15 12s; and Ardrossan, £11 14s annually.

It was agreed to close the upper portion of Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, till 23rd March to enable the Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Railway Company to construct a bridge there.

Mr Orr, Stevenston, declined to accept the sum offered as modified compensation for ground given by him to widen the street on one side of a house recently erected by him. Mr Orr had built on a portion of the area originally specified, and for which compensation had been agreed upon. The Trustees considered £3 sufficient for the portion remaining and declined to give more.

It was agreed to adjourn the meeting for one month in order to consider an application from the village of Stevenston to clear away an old bock of buildings in the main thoroughfare. Some time ago the Trustees had invested to the extent of £16 in the purchase of a portion of these buildings, and Mr Charles Smith, Stevenston, had purchased the remainder at a cost of £600. Mr Smith wished the Trustees to grant two-thirds of the cost, undertaking to have the balance made up by subscriptions.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JANUARY 1888

THEFT

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday, WILLIAM ALLAN, labourer, Main Street, Stevenston, was charged with theft of a looking glass and a pair of trousers, on the 3rd September last, from a broker’s shop in Vernon Street, Saltcoats.

He pleaded guilty, and having been previously convicted, was sentenced to 20 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1880

DEATH

BOYD: At Ardeer Lodge, Stevenston, Ayrshire, on the 11th instant, Mr Alexander Boyd, aged 74.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1888

ASSAULT AND BREACH OF THE PEACE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday THOMAS GILMOUR, bricklayer, Main Street, Stevenston, was charged with Assault and Breach of the Peace there on the 3rd instant, aggravated by three previous convictions.

He pleaded guilty, and was fined in £3, with the alternative of 30 days’ imprisonment. He went to jail.
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GLASGOW HERALD
13 JANUARY 1888

ALLEGED DESTRUCTION OF LETTERS BY POST RUNNERS

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday JOHN REID, a weaver, residing in Main Street, Stevenston, was examined on a charge of having, while employed as a rural messenger in connection with the post office of that parish, on the 2nd instant, destroyed a number of letters, circulars, etc.

It is stated that he burned them in order to save himself the trouble of delivering them to the parties to whom they were addressed.

He was committed to prison for further examination.
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GLASGOW HERALD
14 JANUARY 1885

ACCIDENT AT NOBEL’S WORKS

About seven o’clock yesterday morning MARY LONGRIDGE, who is employed at Nobel’s Factory, Ardeer, was involved in an accident. She was working at a machine which is protected by a guard. The machine had stuck, and in order to see what was wrong she opened the guard.

Unfortunately, her arm was caught by the teeth of the machine, dragged in, and taken off at the elbow.

Immediate assistance was rendered and Dr. Wallace was promptly in attendance.

She was afterwards removed home.
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