I was looking at archived articles from The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald when I came across this article from the 2nd June 1899 edition;
RUNAWAY HORSE IN ARDROSSAN
There was a runaway horse in Eglinton Street, Ardrossan on Wednesday night (31 May 1899) that was very smartly caught by a stranger named Bell. Mr Bell was walking along with three children at his foot. When he saw the excited animal, he put the children out of harm’s way and cleverly caught the horse. There were a good many children at play in the street at the time and there is little doubt that Mr Bell, by his prompt act, averted a serious accident.
Wow!! It’s nice to see that us Bell’s have a history of selfless acts of heroism. 😀
Maybe he was my ancestral inspiration for setting up The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety. 🙂