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

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From our files, published on May 18, 2012

From our files of May 17, 1912

THE local Tent of Rechabites has finalised details of its proposed annual excursion to Ayr on June 8.

Hon. treasurer Farqhuar reported to Queensferry Town Council that funds were in a better state than anticipated.TWO miners from Bo’ness appeared in court accused of being part of a mob which engaged in a riot on the bank of the Union Canal, Polmont. The disturbance was said to have been provoked through the recent coal strike. The eight accused were sent for trial.

WESTERN Hearts and Bo’ness United drew 1-1 in a friendly match played at Newtown Park, Bo’ness, on Friday.

From our files of May 19, 1972

A 100-ton capacity mobile crane was this week busy at Linlithgow Bridge as work on the M9 motorway continued.

AFTER three years of consideration and site investigation the Royal Navy has decided that Bo’ness dock is not suitable for its purposes. It had considered the dock as a possible site to ‘‘de-magnetise’’ ships.

KIRKLISTON residents were expecting a rebate after engineers found a way to turn down problematic thermostatic controls on heating systems.

CELTIC captain Billy McNeill was presented with the player of the year trophy at a function in Winchburgh Village Hall.

LINLITHGOW and Bo’ness Rotary Club has just hosted a vist to the area by 10 Dutch visitors.

From our files of May 17, 2002

LINLITHGOW and Kilwinning in Ayr-shire were at loggerheads this week with each town claiming to be the only town in Scotland with an official town crier.

KIRKLISTON woman Isobel MacKinnon was in seventh heaven after waiting 30 years to meet her teenage heartthrob, singer David Cassidy. She had been a fan of his since the 1970s.

BO’NESS community activists Rob Willox and Ken Wright were leading a call for better recognition of the famous Roman Bridgeness Stone. They want a replica installed to replace the current plaque.

BO’NESS United beat Camelon after a penalty shoot out for the first time in five games this season.