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From our files of July 19, 1912

THE sixth annual exhibition of roses organised by Bo’ness Rose Society will be held in the town hall on Saturday. Admission 6d and 3d after 5pm. Afternoon teas 6d and Bo’ness Orchestral Society will play.

LINLITHGOW Dean of Burgh Court met on Friday. It examined and approved plans for a new factory at St. Magdalene’s for Messrs Newlands and Sons, Engineers.

BAD weather threatened to disrupt the 16th Bo’ness Children’s Pageant. Annie Peace from the Public School was crowned queen.

A QUOITING match was played at Kinneil Quoiting Ground for a £10 stake. Archibald McKenzie beating John Robertson.

From our files of July 21, 1972

A LARGE crowed welcomed Princess Margaret to Queensferry where she was given the freedom of the burgh. The Princess was greeted by Provost James Milne.

SMALLHOLDER Ian Briggs claimed construction traffic on the M9 motorway had created a dust problem which had blighted his raspberry crop.

BP has lodged a planning application for a ‘‘tank farm’’ adjacent to Dalmeny. The farm will act as storage for oil pumped from the North Sea Forties’ Field.

WEST Lothian County Cricket Club was held to a draw by Fifeshire at Boghall.

MOTORCYCLE scramble racing fans were anticipating a meet at Hillhouse Farm on Sunday, July 23.

From our files of July 19, 2002

RESIDENTS in the Braehead area of Linlithgow were up in arms as Robertson Homes constructed a new executive housing estate in their back yard. They protested that the 27 new homes blighted their outlook.

CATHY Peattie MSP took Falkirk Council to task over the state of Muiravonside Cemetery. She said it was ‘‘a dilapidated dump.’’.

COLLEAGUES came together at Bo’ness police office to pay tribute to retiring receptionist Margaret Blaney, a civilian support officer for 33 years.

WHITECROSS man William Neary has completed the West Highland Way trek for a stunning seventh time.