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1815
One Allan Archibald, carrier of Girvan was on his way from Stranraer to Girvan with a horse and cart loaded with whisky and herring. At Glenapp bridge due to the water being exceptionally high he was unable to see the edge of the road and both horse and cart tumbled into the river and were washed more than 100yards downstream. The horse was drowned but Mr Archibald was rescued by a traveller passing by. Only part of the whisky and herring was recovered. As this was the manís only way of supporting his wife and five small children a fund was opened in Girvan for subscriptions for their relief.



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