Flashbacks

From our files of June 7, 1912

*Cyclist John Dunlop was thrown through the windscreen of a car in a serious accident. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

*A £10,000 reward is offered for the discovery of the codicil of the will of the late Sir John Murray Scott. An award of this amount has not been offered since the reward connected to the Phoenix Park murders in 1882.

*William Dickson, of Bo’ness, was fined £22 and given 30 days in prison for abandoning his wife and four children, leaving them homeless on the street.

*Linlithgow Rose beat Armadale Rangers 2-1, with Ritchie scoring both.

From our files of June 9, 1972

*Colleagues and friends of retired police sergeant Joe Johnstone, gathered in Bathgate to honour him after 25 years in the Lothians and Peebles Police Force.

*Readers are urged to use their newly allocated postcodes to aid the Post Office in their sorting methods. The Post Office receives over 35 million letters per day.

*West Lothian’s new anti-litter campaign launched today with the tagline “No Litter – It’s in your hands”. A tractor and float will also appear, decorated with pigs, with the caption “Only pigs drop litter”.

*Bo’ness United awarded Ian McQueen the Player of the Year award for his stellar work as a defender over the season.

From our files of June 7, 2002

*Members of the Linlithgow Pensioners Association enjoyed a Lottery-funded trip to Oban, where 20 degrees celsius was recorded - the hottest place in the UK that day.

*RNLI of Scotland made an award to Tom Robertson of Queensferry after 30 years service. Tom received a pair of binoculars and a certificate at a meeting in Perth.

*Waterways Trust Scotland is looking for volunteers from Queensferry, Bo’ness and Linlithgow to help clean up the area’s waterways. Volunteers will collect litter and mess from river banks and canals, and all will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip on the Falkirk Wheel.