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From our files of August 23, 1912

A YOUNG stonemason James Malone died as a result of falling from scaffolding in Linlithgow’s High Street. He was taking down the scaffolding when he was struck by a bracket. He fell 12 feet and was left in an unconscious state. He later died in hospital.

AT the Dickson’s Hippodrome in Bo’ness, the Three Musketeers was pulling in the crowds as were the Seven Selects, a ragtime dance band. At the Victoria Halls, the auditorium was packed as a film of this year’s Riding of the Marches was being screened.

A FIFE man fell overboard and drowned while sailing in a boat on the Forth between Bo’ness and Torryburn.

From our files of August 25, 1972

THE villages of Kirkliston and Winchburgh area to be cut off by a new runway plan at Edinburgh Airport. And when the A9 is opened Edinburgh bound motorists will have to make a seven mile detour to Old Philpstoun to get on the motorway.

COUNCILLORS from Kreis Arnsberg arrived in West Lothian this week with a view to a twinning arrangement.

Robert Brown of Braehead Terrace was voted the top gardener in Linlithgow. He won £4 and the Town Cup.

THE speed limit on the length of the A904 between Newton and Woodend was increased from 30mph to 40mph by West Lothian Roads and Transport Committee.

From our files of August 23, 2002

THE sale of Queensferry Health Centre is to go ahead and its premises will make way for a dental practice and local care group, Queensferry Churches Care in the Community.

A LOLLIPOP lady from Bridgend, Paddy MacArthur, was shocked to find out that her role had been suspended after 31 years in the job. With the new Bridgend Primary relocated within the village the local authority saw no need to employ a crossing patrol person.BO’NESS Community Council was atloggerheads with local councillors after they opposed plans to designate part of Drum Farm as Green Belt