I was looking at archived articles from The Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald when I came across this article from the 2nd June 1899 edition;

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 harmโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Maybe he was my ancestral inspiration for setting up The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety. ๐Ÿ™‚