From our files

From our files of July 12, 1912

A FORMER Linthgow club cricketer, and Regent factory worker, was hailed for act of heroism in Canada. Mr Sinclair, formely of Linlithgow, ran to the aid of three girls who were trapped in a factory, following and explosion, helping two of them escape.

AS expected the shale miners at Pumpherston works received an increase in their wages by three old pence a day. This was to keep in line with the local coal miners, who had received a raise of six old pence.

THE old folk of Bo’ness enjoyed a day of entertainment and food at the Auditorium.

From our files of July 14, 1972

BO’NESS town council was stepping up the pressure to have work started on a proposed new town centre. Meetings to discuss the major issues surrounding the plan were said to have been moving ahead “steadily.”

QUEENSFERRY residents were gearing up to give a huge Royal welcome to 
Princess Margaret, after she was given the Freedom of the Burgh.

RESIDENTS thanked the fire service for their amazing response and care after a fire broke out affecting homes on Kinneil Road. “Police and firemen were so kind and considerate, they bent over backwards to help us in our hour of need,” said homeowner Thomas Curran.

From our files of July 12, 2002

THE Linlithgow museum, in Annet House, was receiving praise following a national audit of Scottish museums. It was revealed that the independent museum had two “star items” on display of great historical value.

LOCAL pub, The Four Marys grabbed the prestigious ‘Pub of the Year’ prize at the annual Scottish Licenced Trade Awards. Managers Ian and Evaleen Forrest were “gobsmacked” when BBC’s Jackie Bird annouced the winner at the ceremony in Glasgow.

THERE were proposed plans to turn the semi-derelict Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness into a fitness complex.