Take a trip down memory lane in Bo’ness, LInlithgow and South Queensferry

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Published on May 25, 2012

From our files of May 24, 1912

A PUBLIC testimonial was held in the first class waiting room of Linlithgow Railway Station for stationmaster James Garrow, who retired after 49 years with the North British Railway.

WORK on a new police station at Corbiehall got underway this week. The new premises will accommodate lodgings for an inspector, a sergeant and six officers as well as an office and cells.

ANGLING on Linlithgow Loch has dropped dramatically following the death of Mr Gillespie, lessee of the loch, whose role it was to stock the loch with trout.

THE first installation of Deacons for the Marches saw Donald Henderson appointed for the fraternity of Baxters (Bakers).

From our files of May 26, 1972

A PUBLIC inquiry was held this week into the proposed closure of the Cross to traffic. Linlithgow Town Council voted to close the Cross and make it pedestrianised but the decision forced an inquiry by the Secretary of State.

THE cost to create a new primary school in Kirkliston is soaring. With no decision taken as to whether a new school is to be built in recent years the cost has risen from £160,000 in 1967 to more than £220,000.

BO’NESS Town Council is to discuss proposals to ban habitual vandals from becoming council house tenants.

WINCHBURGH Welfare brought the Scottish Cup back to the east of Scotland for the first time in 52 years when they beat the Duke’s Head in the Templeton Trophy at Albyn Park.

From our files of May 24, 2002

LINLITHGOW’S long-standing Westminster MP Tam Dalyell is set to become the first ever Freeman of West Lothian. The award is in recognition of his 40th anniversary in the House of Commons.

LOTHIANS MSP Fiona Hyslop called upon ScotRail to take action with regard to overcrowding on peak trains on the Edinburgh to Glasgow line.

LINLITHGOW was awash with maroon this week after the Rose were crowned Scottish Junior Cup winners after they beat Auchinleck at Firrhill thanks to a Jimmy Creaney goal. On the team’s return from Glasgow, the players paraded the trophy through the town on an open top bus.