Peep at the past - Bo’ness

peep at the past, moderator with miner.
peep at the past, moderator with miner.

OUR story about the forthcoming elevation of Bo’ness minister Albert Bogle to the position of moderator of the General Asssembly of the Church of Scotland prompted reader Walter Stanners to dig out out a picture of a previous moderatorial visit to Bo’ness.

His picture shows the Very Reverend James Simpson on a visit to Birkhill Fireclay Mine in 1995. He is pictured with the then mine manager, Walter Stanners of Bo’ness. ‘‘With Albert Bogle of St Andrew’s Church in the town being installed as moderator in May I thought this might be an interesting picture for you to publish,’’ said Walter. If you have an interesting old picture that you think would be suitable for this column then email it to editorial@journalandgazette.co.uk or hand it into our office at 114 High Street, Linlithgow.