Margaret Anne Shanks
26 July 1946

Margaret Anne Shanks neé Byers (1870-1966) was one of a delegation from Ardrossan and Saltcoats who went to Glasgow to speak to Archbishop Donald Mackintosh in about 1931. They were frustrated at not having a Church in Ardrossan on land bought for that purpose. The meeting was successful because in 1933, by Father Joseph Doherty (1879-1964), Parish Priest of the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Saltcoats was instructed by the Archbishop to arrange the building of a Church in Ardrossan.