March 9, 1906
At the annual social of the Caledonian Railway Ambulance Class,
Ardrossan, Dr Macdonald, the lecturer was presented with a writing desk.
He said that 90 percent of the class had taken part in the examination
and passed splendidly.
At public meetings the Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston ratepayers
(?) but at West Kilbride there was divided opinion, and strong
opposition to the scheme as well as support for it being voted.
Miss Lizzie O’Rourke, Saltcoats, a pupil of Miss McKinnie, won a dancing
competition in Ardrossan.
At a lively meeting of Irvine and District Water
Board eight applications for the secretaryship and nine applications for
the treasurership were voted upon. Messers James Campbell sen, and James
Campbell jun, Saltcoats, were appointed to the former post and Messers
AC McJannet and AF McJannet, Irvine, to the latter.
The death took place on Tuesday of Mr Alexander
Niven, Byrehill, Kilwinning For over 40 years he was blast-engineman at
It is understood the Mr WC Wilson, Ingleside, Beith,
has purchased Camp Cottage, Gateside.
Kilbirnie Batchelors’ dance in the King’s Arms Hotel
was a brilliant affair, with Mr D Alexander as MC and Mr Wm Fyfe’s
orchestra supplying the music. Mr AM Chapel was responsible for the
March 16, 1906
The following two pupils of Mr McCallum, 10 Barr Street, Ardrossan, have
secured shorthand speed certificates:- Thomas Wallace jun, South Beach
Avenue, 80 words per minute; Robert Johnstone, South Beach Avenue, 60
words per minute.
At Kyleshill School, Saltcoats Evening Classes annual social the prizes
were presented to the following successful students:- Sewing, Misses
Maggie Stewart and Mary Sinclair, shorthand and book-keeping, Mrs
Isabella B Muir, Sarah Anderson and Maggie McBride, continuation class,
messes James McBride, Robert McBride and John Jordan.
A service of song "Biddy" was given by
a children’s choir in Park UF Church, Ardrossan. Mr GI Bailey read the
story, the soloists were Misses Maggie Allen, Agnes Barbour and Tim
Bradley, Mr Boyd Goodwin, organist, was accompanist.
The new turbine steamer, "Viper" for
the Ardrossan-Belfast daylight run was launched at Fairfield on
In the school children’s section of
the Stevenston Spring Flower Show the Championship medals were won by
Gavin Johnstone and Kate Forrester.
In the final of the amateur singing
and dancing competition in Kilbirnie Miss Bell Fraser, Dalry, won the
third prize for dancing and Mr Matthew McLellan, Stevenston, won second
prize for singing.
Neighbouring farmers turned out 12
ploughs to give a friendly day’s ploughing to Mr Archibald Kelso who has
re-leased Hills’ Beith Farm, Beith.
March 23, 1906
Mr John Allen, painter, Ardrossan, has been co-opted to the place on
Ardrossan Parish Council vacated by Mr William Gilroy.
Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston Licensed Trade Defence Association
have appointed the following office bearers:- Messers Angus McQuarrie, D
McPherson, Robert Dunlop, John Murray, Watson, McKirdy, Dunkeld, Thom
Members of the shorthand (Speed
Practice) Class, Ardrossan Academy, presented mr William Milne, the
teacher, with a fountain pen, Mr William Edgar handed over the gift.
The following office bearers have been
appointed by Saltcoats Bowling Club:- Mr James Campbell, Police Judge
Miller and Messers AK Young, William Wallace and D McC. Miller.
"Married versus Single Happiness" was
the subject of debate at Stevenston Literary Society. Mr Alex McNaught
was the leader on the married side and Mr John Forsyth opposed him.
At the annual social of Stevenston
Parish Church Young Men’s and Women’s Guild, Mr AM Arnott presented Mr
JB Law, president with sets of books.
At a gathering in the Townhouse,
Beith, the portrait of the late Mr Orr, presented by his widow, was
formally accepted. Mr Orr was the donor of the Public Park, which was
opened 37 years previously.
A Crimeam veteran, Samuel Anthony, Bridge Street, Kilbirnie, died
suddenly on Thursday.
Dalry Baking Co have declared a dividend of 3/8d in the £, the largest
in the history of the Society. The office bearers are:- President Mr A
Neil; secretary, Mr William Ramsay; re-appointed directors, Messers
William Ferguson, William Morris and McKissock.
A young Kilbirnie man, William
Henderson of the 1st Scottish Rifles, stationed at Meerat,
India, has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Mr William Chalmers, foreman at the G&SW Station, Kilwinning, has been
appointed stationmaster , at Loudoun Hill, and Mr Alex McRoberts,
Kilmarnock, has been appointed in his place.
March 30, 1906
In this issue there were advertised 100 houses to let in Ardrossan and
Saltcoats in addition to many more in other districts.
Sunday School teachers of Trinity Church, Saltcoats, have presented Mr
AC Philp, CA, Saltcoats, with a gold albert and purse of sovereigns on
his departure for America.
Mr James Cook has been elected president of Ardrossan
Bowling Club; Mr Gillespie, secretary, and Mr Tom Glover, treasurer.
In conection with the Evening Continuation Classes at
Winton School, Ardrossan, Miss Barbour and her assistant Miss MacMillan,
and Mrs Muir were presented with gifts, Miss Templeton and Miss L Wilson
making the presentation.
Last week was the busiest week in the history of the
new dock at Ardrossan Harbour. Exports totalled 12,613 tons and imports
A new harmonium, the gift of Mr Main, was on Sunday
evening dedicated in the Ardeer Mission Church. The congregation filled
At the annual closing entertainment at Lamlash
Reading and Recreation Club, Mr John Bannatyne, president, presented the
Knockdown Silver Cup and Silver Rose Bowl (won at Carpet Bowling) to the
winner Mr Hyslop, who this year carried off the double honour.
Netherhill House, Beith, has been sold to Mr Bone,
headmaster, Gateshead School.
Vale of Garnock’s protest against Kilbirnie Ladeside in the fifth round
of the Scottish Junior Cup was upheld and for the fifth time the tie was
played last Saturday. The game again took place at Celtic Park, Glasgow,
and Ladside won by 2 – 1.
Members of the Segton Co-op Society made a presentation to Mr Alexander
Crawford, who is leaving for Canada.