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GLASGOW HERALD
18 FEBRUARY 1910

BURNING ACCIDENT

A burning accident occurred yesterday in Nobel’s Explosives Factory, Stevenston, by which JAMES THOMSON, residing in Kyleswell Street, Kilwinning, was injured about the face and hands. He was engaged in the Ballistite Department, when some of the material became ignited, and before it could be extinguished with water Thomson was burned.

After receiving medical attention he was removed to a Glasgow Infirmary.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1900

FOOTBALL - STEVENSTON THISTLE v. QUEEN’S PARK STROLLERS

Result: - Thistle, 3; Strollers, 2.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 FEBRUARY 1869

LORD EGLINTON’S HOUNDS

Lord Eglinton’s hounds will meet on Monday, 22nd February, at Kerelaw, at 11.30 a.m.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 FEBRUARY 1888

ROUP OF GRASS PARKS IN STEVENSTON

The annual roup of grass parks on Kerelaw Estate took place on Saturday.

An average of nearly £2 per imperial acre was obtained, being a slight falling off from last year’s prices, Mr Magee, Saltcoats, acted as auctioneer.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 FEBRUARY 1914

DISASTER AT ARDEER WORKS

A disaster of appalling character involving the death of eight men and injury to other workers, occurred yesterday forenoon at the Ardeer Factory of Messrs Nobel's Explosive Company Limited.

The following persons perished: -

G. MANSELL, Burnbank Street, Stevenston;
J. McMANUS, Glebe Street, Saltcoats;
W. J. GUINEY, Limekiln Road, Stevenston;
W. KILPATRICK, 32 Townhead Street, Stevenston;
W. ARMSTRONG, Breakplough, Stevenston;
D. BEGBIE, 13 Parkend Road, Saltcoats;
H. TAGGART, Limekiln Road, Stevenston; and
D. McLEAN, Manse Street, Saltcoats.

Kilwinning suffered much damage.
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Kilmarnock Standard
March 10, 1989

Black Abbots Visit Ardeer

A TOUR sponsored by a tobacco company makes its first visit to Ayrshire tonight (Friday). The show, featuring some of the best in cabaret entertainment, will be in the Ardeer Recreation Club in Stevenston.

Top of the bill are the Black Abbots, who for the past 21 years have successfully blended musical talent with zany comedy and hold the record for number of sell-out shows on the holiday camp circuit. They will be supported by the dynamic singing of Ebony Eyes, the Irish wit of Clem Dane and by Miami, four-piece vocal show-group of the highest calibre.

Host for the evening will be singer / comedian Chris Young. Chris will also act as compere for the focal point of the evening, the Full House Game. Based upon the ever successful bingo format, the game features a selection of attractive prizes taken from the brand new edition of the company Gift Book.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
April 23, 1948

North Ayrshire Licensing Court

Certificate for the Grant Arms (formerly the Burns' Tavern), 90 Boglemart Street, Stevenston,
was granted to William Ross Grant, son of the former licence-holder.
The police report stated that the name was being changed for sentimental reasons.

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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
May 23, 1952

All Set For 'Highland'

The streets of the new Burgh of Stevenston will present a colourful spectacle to-morrow (Saturday) when the Pipes and Drums of twenty-three bands play at intervals from Moorpark Road West to the Ardeer Recreation Ground on the occasion of the Highland Gathering being run by the Ayrshire Branch of the Scottish Pipe Band Association in conjunction with the local District Council.

Arrangements for the gathering are complete and it is confidently expected that given favourable weather conditions the success of previous ventures will be surpassed.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
June 23, 1950

World Champions

Stevenston Pipe Band are world champions in their class. Following on their recent success at Kilbirnie where they regained the county championship from Ayr, the band won the world championship for grade III bands at Renfrew last Saturday.
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Kilmarnock Herald and Ayrshire Gazette
August 6, 1948

Brighter Stevenston

Things are certainly brightening up Stevenston way.... It seems as if the new garden plot at the Square, now in full bloom and complete with seats, is to have a counter-part on the opposite side of Schoolwell Brae. There the unsightly hoardings have been removed giving a clear view of the approaches to the High Kirk.

Then a number of County Council representatives have been seen inspecting the neighbourhood of the old bridge at the Cross, so maybe it won't be there so much longer.

Down by the shore work is progressing on the new road way to the kiosk. An ultra-modern mower has been cutting the straggling grass in the neighbourhood and the kiosk itself is the more attractive by a fresh coating of paint.

Brightening the lives of those living in the newer parts of the scheme is the extension to the local 'bus service by way of Hayocks Road and Greenhead Avenue. The extended service started last Sunday and the extent to which it has been patronised since is indicative of the need which the extended service is meeting.
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