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From our files of August 11, 1912

AN unlucky cricketer from Linlithgow ended up with a broken jaw as he was practising.

James Galt was struck on the mouth with the ball with such force that he suffered a fractured jaw whilst also losing teeth.

A FIRE which started in an elderly woman’s home in Linlithgow led to her death. Mrs Kelly has been using her stove when a flame set alight her dressing gown causing her severe burns. She died of her injuries.

A YOUNG man was told to pay a fine of 2s 6d or spend 24 hours in prison after hitting a woman with a stone.

A NORWEGIAN sailor, who had been found intoxicated on Dock Street in Bo’ness, was fined 7s 6d or five days imprisonment.

From our files of August 11, 1972

Police were called to Linlithgow station after the driver of a Glasgow train refused to drive any further after there were several window breakages caused by football supporters travelling on the train. The communication cord had also been pulled.

A SOUTH Queensferry Navy Lieutenant was charged with taking part in a large scale food swindle. He was accused along with another officer and two civilians of obtaining money by pretending they had to be delivered to HMS Albion.

Bo’ness United added to their playing squad with the capture of centre half Robert Muir, from Vale of Clyde, and left back Tommy Henderson. Both players took part in a friendly against Armadale Thistle.

From our files of August 9, 2002

Linlithgow Bridge grandad Donald MacDonald exceeded his target when he raised over £2000 for charity. Donald took on the challenge of the West Highland Way to raise cash for Down’s Syndrome Scotland which helped his grandson after he had been diagnosed with the condition.

Canals in the Journal and Gazette area were about to become even nicer places to enjoy an afternoon, after weed-eaters were launched. The 14 tonne boats are now responsible for weed harvesting and rubbish collection along the canals.

The sunshine brought the crowds out for the early stages of the Ferry Fair. Both the junior and youth football events at Burgess Park were very well attended.