NON-FOOTBALL STORIES 1906
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 Glasgow Heralds. Although they have no football content, they may be of interest.
ARDROSSAN PARISH COUNCIL
At the monthly meeting held in Saltcoats yesterday - Mr D Bell presiding - a letter was read from Mr William Gilroy, Ardrossan, resigning his seat on the Board owing to change of residence. Mr Gilroy was a delegate to the Cunninghame Combination Poorhouse and a member of the Finance Committee. The resignation was accepted and the Chairman appointed Poorhouse Delegate and Mr William Service to the Finance Committee. The vacancy in the Council will be filled at a future date.
Glasgow Herald, 15 February 1906
DROWNING AT ARDROSSAN
In the early hours of yesterday morning, a young man, aged 23, named MacAulay, employed by Messrs G and J Burns at their Ardrossan Wharf, was seen struggling in the vicinity of Winton Pier. A life-belt and ropes were immediately thrown to him, but the unfortunate man was evidently unable to grasp them and soon sank. It is not known how he fell into the water. The body was afterwards recovered.
Glasgow Herald, 5 April 1906
ARDROSSAN TO ARRAN BY TURBINE
The trial trip of the Caledonian Steam Packet Company’s new turbine steam Duchess of Argyll, took place yesterday on the Firth of Clyde when, on the invitation of the builders, Messrs William Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, a large company enjoyed a cruise from Wemyss Bay to Whiting Bay and back to Gourock. The Duchess of Argyll will take up her sailings between Ardrossan and Arran on 19 May.
Glasgow Herald, 10 May 1906
Lady Loudon, of Loudon Castle, Ayrshire, crossed by the Royal Mail Turbine Steamer Viper from Ardrossan to Belfast yesterday.
Glasgow Herald, 16 June 1906