EGLINTON ARMS HOTEL TO CHANGE TENANCY
We understand that the custodiers of this popular hotel (shown below in the early 1960s), Mr and Mrs Hugh Boyd are about to give up their charge and the future tenant is said to be an Ardrossan gentleman.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 18 February 1887
ARDROSSAN BURGH COURT
At this court on Monday (19 March 1887), Provost Hogarth on the bench, a carter was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Glasgow Street on 13 March. He plead guilty and was fined five shilling or two days imprisonment. The fine was paid.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 25 March 1887
ARDROSSAN TOWN HOUSE CLOCK
The clock (shown below in 2003) to be presented to the Burgh by Provost Hogarth will be uncovered to public view in its position at the Town House (shown below in the early 1910s and as the Masonic Hall in 2003) on Friday 17 June 1887 at 7 pm and will thereafter be handed over to the Police Commissioners within the Council Chambers.
James Cook, Clerk to Commission
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 17 June 1887
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - IRREVERENT ARDROSSAN WORSHIPPERS
Will you kindly permit a complete stranger to your town to draw attention to the extreme want of reverence exhibited by worshippers in the Established Church? On Sabbath last (24 July 1887), it was my good fortune to listen to a very interesting sermon and having got through it into a thoroughly meditative frame of mind I, at the close of the service sat down to return thanks to the Giver Of All Good for the many mercies I had received, not the least being the pleasant hour I which I had just passed. A few did, like me, sit down but the majority seemed to make a rush for their hats and parasols and ere the last words of the benediction had ceased to echo through the building were in "full sail" for the door. I hope the clergyman will draw his congregation's attention to the fact that one of the most common acts of courtesy, not to say respect, is to wait his sitting down in the pulpit and the commencement of the symphony on the organ before beginning to disperse. Had the sermon been a long-winded one, it might have been excusable but the whole service only occupied one hour. Further, it might be said that the offenders were strangers to Ardrossan. I question that but freely admit that they were strangers either to veneration or good manners.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 29 July 1887
DUCHESS OF HAMILTON IN ARDROSSAN
The Duchess of Hamilton, accompanied by a party of ladies and gentlemen, arrived at Brodick on Monday forenoon (8 August 1887) having travelled via Ardrossan from where they were conveyed by special steamer. The Duke is not expected for a week or ten days.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 12 August 1887
ARDROSSAN SOUTH BEACH STATION
The directors of the Glasgow and South-Western Railway, for the convenience of residents in the west end of Saltcoats, propose to make a new entrance to South Beach Station (shown below during refurbishment in 1986) alongside the Stanley Burn. It will be a great convenience and the public are indebted to his lordship's commissioner, the honourable Mr Vernon, who frankly granted the necessary ground as well to the directors for this ready access to the railway platform.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 14 October 1887
On Wednesday evening (7 December 1887), Mr Alex Bremner, agent for the Scottish Permissive Bill Association, lectured on temperance in the Good Templars' Hall, Ardrossan (shown below as the Gospel Hall in 2002). The night being very stormy, there was a meagre attendance. Mr James Harvey presided and Mr S Black moved a vote of thanks to the lecturer at the close.
Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 9 December 1887