A trip down memory lane in Bo’ness, Linlithgow and South Queensferry

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A selection of our stories from 100, 40 and 10 years ago

From our files of April 19, 1912

BO’NESS received £20 to relieve local distress arising from the coal strike. A meeting of magistrates, clergymen and others was held to consider the best means of distributing the money, which was the burgh’s share of the King’s gift remitted through the Local Government Board for relief of distress.

THE body of a man was found floating in a disused quarry about half a mile west of Queensferry. He was later identified as that of a 28-year-old miner of no fixed abode. He was buried in Dalmeny Cemetery.

AT Linlithgow Sheriff Court, a man was fined 7s6d after he got drunk and mistakenly went in to a neighbouring house at Preston Road.

From our files of April 21, 1972

BO’NESS Town Council is set to restrict parking in and around the town centre. A report, which proposes to introduce double yellow lines in 57 areas around the town, was to made available for public inspection.

A MINERAL study team were boring holes at Carriden foreshore to see if the area was strong enough to take the weight of a power station. However, there was no declaration of intent by South of Scotland Electricity Board, and site investigations were going on all over Scotland.

LINLITHGOW Rose beat Camelon Juniors 5-2 and Bo’ness United 3-0 to take them to the top of the league table.

From our files of April 19, 2002

AN application lodged with West Lothian Council to site a 15 metre (49ft) high mast on a site at the Clarendon Canal contravenes rules which restrict new development within the local countryside.

ON the eve of a new season, West Lothian County Cricket club was targeted by vandals who burned down the old score box and destroyed the boundary ropes.

WORK began on a £60,000 closed circuit television network in Bo’ness town centre. The plans would see the installation of five crime busting cameras within a month.

SCOTTISH Cup finalists Linlithgow Rose beat Bo’ness 2-0 at Newtown Park in the league.