A trip down memory lane in Bo’ness, Linlithgow and Queensferry

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From our files of April 26, 1912

MEMBERS of Linlithgow Town Council met this week to discuss an offer to lease the Victoria Halls as a picture theatre. The facility would show films at weekends and be available for other engagements throughout the week.

THERE was a sigh of relief in Linlithgow after news came through that a crew member on the ill-fated Titanic was alive and well. John Stewart is the brother-in-law of Quartermaster Sergeant Grassick, officer in charge of Linlithgow School Board.

LINLITHGOW Rose and Champfleurie United played a benefit match to aid a local man who had been out of work for 10 months.

From our files of April 28, 1972

WEST Lothian was set to lose 40 beds for geriatric patients with the introduction of local government reform because the new 70 bed hospital in Bo’ness is to come under a different local authority.

PROPOSALS to create a berthing jetty for tankers to be loaded with oil in the Forth was given the go ahead this week by West Lothian Council.

BO’NESS woman Margaret Blair has become a State Enrolled Nurse at the age of 54. She took the decision to go into nursing following the death of her husband.

LINLITHGOW Rose lost out to Dalkeith in the semi-final of the East of Scotland Cup while the BUs also lost out - to Glenrothes - in the Fife and Lothians Cup.

From our files of April 26, 2002

ST ANDREW’S Church in Bo’ness became the first Internet access point in Scotland to be established under the Scottish Government’s digital inclusion strategy.

MORE than 350 jobs are to be lost when the Westfield Paper Mill closes. The company has lost over £3.5 million over the past three years.

AROUND 100 council homes in West Lothian have had new kitchens and bathrooms fitted as part of a trial project by West Lothian Council. Up to 1000 homes will be upgraded over the next five years.

Linlithgow Rose eased into the semi-finals of the Fife and Lothians Cup with a 4-0 win over Pumpherston.