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From our files of April 11, 1913

LINLITHGOW folk enjoyed their annual spring holiday on Monday under the most favourable weather conditions. The special fare facilities offered by N. B. Railway Company were an inducement to townspeople to visit the large industrial centres.

A MINER named Connelly residing at Kingscavil met with a rather nasty accident while engaged at Philpstoun Oil works. It appears that the unfortunate man was working at the face of the mine when a fall took place.

THERE have been a good many cargoes, chiefly pit wood, arriving in the Forth during the week by sailing vessels which have been very welcome to the trade to help restore the stocks.

From our files of April 12, 1963

BO’NESS policeman Jimmy Loughridge was in London for less time than any of the 35,000 Scots who made the pilgrimage to Wembley. A delay kept him at the airport at Turnhouse until after mid-day. Jimmy reached London at 1.30pm and arrived at the stadium at 2.20pm. After the match he celebrated with thousands of other Scots but was on the plane again in time to be sitting in front of his television at 10pm to see the goals and the thrills again.

A START has been made preparing a lay-by for buses at the stops on the south side of the High Street. Something similar is to be provided on the north side. Pavements are the next priority and then the reconstruction of the street itself.

From our files of April 11, 2003

Several Winchburgh families had to flee their homes early on Saturday morning when a passer-by noticed a fire in the roof of a house in Main Street. One property’s roof was destroyed and the blaze threatened a further four adjoining properties.

Linlithgow is short of 500 parking spaces and that’s a conservative figure. So said community police constable Jimmy McGovern at the town’s latest community council’s meeting. A series of complaints were raised about the lack of parking in the town centre, with locals allegedly being the biggest victims. Parking is a bone of contention at a number of busy spots.