From our files from 100, 40 and 10 years ago
From our files of March 29, 1912
MR Jeffrey has installed a new machine at the Electric Theatre, Bo’ness, and the quality of the picture is much clearer.
WORK in West Lothian brickworks has not been affected in the least by the coal strike.
CHANGES have come into effect at the Customs and Excise Office in Bo’ness with first class officer Mr Peugh transferring to Worcester. Mr John Paris is his successor.
LINLITHGOW and Stirlingshire Hunt turned out in force for the last day of the season. The weather was frosty and bright and, although not the best for scent, the dogs led the hunstmen on a vigorous chase out from Winchburgh.
From our files of March 31, 1972
A QUEENSFERRY boy, Gordon Pettie (14) has just signed on an S form for Glasgow Rangers.
DREAMS of a place in the GB Olympic team crashed this week for a Bo’ness wrestler. David Simpson broke his ribs while fighting for the British title and will not have recovered in time for the Munich games.
PLANS for a new health centre for Winchburgh are under consideration. It was revealed that a report is in preparation which will soon be available.
LINLITHGOW Rose defeated West Calder 3-1 in a league match but the scoreline flattered the Rose. Bo’ness United marched into the final of the Brown Cup defeating Bathgate 4-0 in the semi-final.
From our files of March 29, 2002
HEARTLESS vandals caused heartbreak after they overturned gravestones at St Margaret’s Parish Church, Linlithgow.
PROBLEMS with drunken teenagers were highlighted at a meeting of Linlithgow Community Council on Tuesday.
A FIRE-RAVAGED factory in Bo’ness was in line to be rebuilt. Smith Packaging of Grangemouth Road has applied for planning consent for a workshop and office building.
POLICE in Kirkliston are seeking information on the theft of a tractor from Conifox Nurseries.
FREEMASONS paid tribute following the death of William Blain, a member of Maitland Lodge, Kirkliston, for 37 years.