From our files

From our files of June 28, 1912

THE annual inspection of the local police force took place with the inspecting officer complimenting the smart dress and general efficiency of the force.

A YOUNG miner, David Smith, met his death after falling from a roof at No. 2 Cawburn Mine in Broxburn.

AT Linlithgow Sheriff court, two men were on trial accused of breaking into a local wash house and stealing 36 feet of lead piping.

THE Marches celebrations were marred by an accident in Blackness when two horses broke free of the carriage they were pulling and dragged the driver to the ground, causing him serious injury.

From our files of June 30, 1972

MR Alexander Salmond of the Vennel celebrated 50 years service as an elder in the Church of Scotland. He was was presented with an inscribed leather-bound copy of the New English Bible.

THE Linlithgow branch of the British Red Cross became one step closer to obtaining a new vehicle thanks to funds raised at the Marches fete, barbeque and Marquee dance.

Winchburgh gala day went ahead with pleasant weather conditions and Elaine Graham was crowned queen by Miss Mary Dunn of Kirkliston.

LOCAL MPs acted as guides to an Indonesian delegation whoich visited a number of shops in Bo’ness.

From our files of June 28, 2002

CONCERNS that purer strength heroin was becoming available in Bo’ness were raised by the Hope Project following two drugs-related deaths in nearby Falkirk.

COUNCILLORS gave the thumbs up to the £1.1 million Mains Burn flood prevention scheme which was meant to prevent a repeat of the 1998 flood at Mains Maltings.

11 YEAR old Emma Gatenby of Springfield Primary was crowned queen of the Linlithgow gala day while Teri-Louise Mullen celebrated her coronation at Winchburgh gala day.

BFC Linlithgow was awarded a £4000 grant from Sportscotland under the “Awards for All” programme.