NON-FOOTBALL STORIES 1941
While looking through old documents, it is almost inevitable that the reader's attention will be drawn from the intended target to other articles. The reports below were found in old Scotsman newspapers. Although they have no football content, they may be of interest.
THE LATE CAPTAIN JOHN DUNLOP, ARDROSSAN
Captain John Dunlop, whose death has occurred at this residence in Ardrossan, was associated with the Anchor Line for twenty-six years. Captain Dunlop, whose first command was the Caledonia, had made many friends among the passengers who journeyed between this country and New York. A native of Ardrossan, Captain Dunlop went to sea as a ship’s carpenter, commencing to study for his certificated while serving on windjammers. He is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter.
The Scotsman, 28 January 1941
NEW MINISTER FOR ARDROSSAN
The congregation of Saint John’s Church of Scotland, Ardrossan (shown below in 1913), have elected as minister the Reverend David O Galbraith, B D, now acting as locum tenens in Saint Mark’s, Greenock.
The Scotsman, 6 June 1941
ARDROSSAN PROCURATOR FISCAL DIES
Mr Thomas Guthrie, who has died at Ardrossan, was the sole partner in the legal firm Emslie and Guthrie, Ardrossan, and had been Burgh Prosecutor Fiscal for forty-one years.
The Scotsman, 28 October 1941
SAVED PASSENGERS – STAMP MEDALS FOR TWO AYRSHIRE
Two Ayrshire railwaymen yesterday received the Stamp Medal for bravery form Sir Thomas Royden, Chairman of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Station foreman Arthur Irving jumped down to a passenger who had alighted on the wrong side of a train at Dalry, Ayrshire. Seeing the headlights of an express coming round the bend of the platform, he pulled the passenger clear of the lines and lay down with him in the space between the stationary train and the express. A rescue in one minute was effected by passenger-shunter James McLeod of Ardrossan, Ayrshire. When a passenger fell on the line as a train was due, McLeod lifted the passenger on the platform just before the train went through.
The Scotsman, 19 December 1941