April 18, 1902
Mr John Brown, Govan (a native of Kilbirnie) who was
injured in the Ibrox football match disaster, died from his injuries last
A pamphlet has been issued to the householders of Stevenston setting forth
the reasons why that place should be forthwith made into a burgh. A
Schedule has been enclosed on which the householders have been asked to
reply "yes" or "no" to the question.
Mr John McInnes, son of Mr William McInnes, stationer, Saltcoats, has
distinguished himself at Glasgow University and is proceeding to Oxford.
Incandescent lights are the latest improvement at G&SWR station.
Mr EJ Hill of the Bank of Scotland, Ardrossan is retiring and going to
live at Cramond Bridge.
April 25, 1902
On Wednesday afternoon the oilskin factory of Ardrossan
Oilskin Company was gutted by fire. The company had a large number of of
orders on hand and work girls will be thrown idle . A girl named Mary
Ramsay was severely burnt about the face and hands.
The Rev George Morris, senior minister, Courthill United Free Church,
Dalry, died on Monday evening. He was in his 79th year and the 52nd of his
Mr JB Orr, who served his apprenticeship as a pupil teacher under Mr JG
Lyon, West Kilbride School, has passed in education and mathematics for
the MA degree at Glasgow University.
A Stevenston note says that it is hard to say hoe the vote on the burgh
question will go, although the anti-burghites emphatically declare that
Stevenston will not be formed into a burgh for many a year.
May 2, 1902
Mr R Sangster McLaughlin was on Tuesday ordained and
inducted to the charge of Lamlash United free Church.
Mr James Wyllie of Mayfield, was entertained and presented with a
timepiece on the occasion of his leaving the district to start farming on
his own account at Whitehill Farm Sanquhar.
The Bank of Scotland intimate the Mr Hugh S Smith from the head office
will take charge of the Ardrossan branch on the retiral this month of Mr
EJ Hill. Mr Smith had his early training at the Saltcoats branch under Mr
The new hall of Mansefield UF Church, Kilwinning, was opened on Wednesday
At a gathering in Kilbirnie West UF Church, the Rev Alex Davidson, to mark
his retiral from active duties of the pastorate of the congregation, was
presented with a testimonial in the form of a cheque for £410.
May 9, 1902
The final result of the plebiscite on the Stevenston burgh
question is: For the burgh, 586; against, 352; neutral, 55; majority in
favour , 234.
Stevenston Co-operative bakers are out on strike for a working week of 55
hours and a wage of 30/- per week all the year round.
Mr Robert Smith, Wardrop Street, Beith, one of the few survivors of the
hand-loom weaving industry in town, died on Wednesday aged 72 years.
Lynn mansion House and grounds, Dalry, have been leased for a period of
years by Mr James McCallum, solicitor, Glasgow.
The new reservoir at West Kilbride was opened on Saturday. Mr Thomas
Simpson, chairman of Water Committee, presided at the ceremony and Mr Wm
Graham turned on the new water supply.
May 16, 1902
Arnott and Crawford have taken over the cabinet making and upholstery
business of D Reside, 75 - 77 Dockhead Street, Saltcoats.
A native of Kilwinning, Mr Robert Barclay, is doing splendid work as a
superintendent of the British India Company at Rangoon.
Mr Alex Breckenridge was entertained by the choir of the EU Congregational
Church, Saltcoats on the occasion of his departure to South Africa.
The Irvine Brewery, put up for sale, has failed to find a purchaser.
A few friends of Mr Archibald Lagon met with him in the Crown Hotel,
Saltcoats, last Tuesday evening and presented him with a walking stick on
his occasion of leaving to live in West Kilbride. Mr FH Richmond presided
and Mr Gilmour made the presentation.
May 23, 1902
The Rev Mr Purves and his young wife were formally welcomed home by the
congregation of Erskine United Free Church last Friday evening. Mr Ronald,
on behalf of the congregation, made the presentation of a cabinet and a
purse of sovereigns and Mr john Miller presented a study chair on behalf
of the Bible class.
Messrs AA Laird & Co intend inaugurating a new service of steamers between
Ardrossan and Portrush during the coming Summer. During part of June and
part of September the service will run three times a week each way and
during July and August daily each way.
Mr Charles D Shaw, County Clerk of Ayrshire, died on Monday evening.
Mr James Hendry, grocer, new Cross, Beith, has retired after having been
47 years in business. he is succeeded by his son, Mr WR Hendry.
May 30, 1902
An Ardrossan Harbour employee, William Kane (52), Glasgow
Street, Ardrossan, was drowned on friday evening off the Horse Island.
A destructive fire took place early on Friday morning at the Bridgend
Worsted Mills of Messrs Thomas Biggart & Co Ltd, Dalry. The 500 employees
were idle until Monday when there was a partial restart.
The importance of South Beach station, Ardrossan is to be further enhanced
by the erection there of a bookstall.
The estate of Kirkhall, Ardrossan, has with the death of the late Laird
Weir's sister, Mrs Young, passed into the hands of
Captain Hugh Auld,
Ardrossan Road, Saltcoats.