From our files

From our files of October 25, 1912

*Linlithgow schoolboy Tom Jenkins (11)was given an award from the Royal Humane Society for bravery. He saved a fellow 11-year-old Muiravonside Primary School pupil from drowning in the Union Canal.

*In Queensferry a dance, arranged by a committee of the crew of H.M.S Blonde, took place in the Rosebery Memorial Hall and attended by 60 couples. Starting at 9pm on Friday, the dance continued well into the early hours of the next morning.

*Bo’ness United suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat to Kirkcaldy United. At half time the score was 2-2, but Bo’ness couldn’t hold on, letting in four second half goals.

From our files of October 27, 1972

*Unemployment figures in both Linlithgow and Bo’ness substantially fallen for October. A drop of 26 occurred in the Linlithgow area, while the Bo’ness total had a drop of 86. Figures revealed that in Linlithgow there were 87 men and 55 women out of work, compared to 108 men and 55 women in September.

*An Edinburgh man was fined for stealing from a Linlithgow High Street shop. The man pled guilty and fined £75. Another man, from Linlithgow, pled not guilty to the same charge.

*Rev Ross Mitchell of Craigmillen Church, Bo’ness became a ‘celebrity’ after landing a spot as a regular panel member on an STV Sunday chat show.

From our files of October 25, 2002

*Eleven West Lothian councillors flew to Germany with West Lothian Schools Brass Band, as part of a festival ran by the county’s German twinning partners. But due to illness, Councillors McGrouther and Mackie were unable to travel.

*A police drop-in centre was created at Bo’ness Academy – the first of it’s kind in the Falkirk Area Command. Community police constable Bryan Mackie will man the centre.

*One of Linlithgow’s most elegant homes was opened for prospective buyers to view. The expensive £500,000 Knightsbridge home was opened by TV’s John Amabile.