Down Memory Lane

From our files of December 6, 1912

MUIRAVONSIDE pupil Thomas Jenkins (11) was awarded with an inscribed silver watch by the Carnegie Hero Fund for rescuing a friend from drowning in the Union Canal.

LINLITHGOW was one of the three fastest-growing populations sharing the top spot with Dumbarton and Fife as having grown by more than 20 per cent in the 1911 census over the previous 10 years.

THE cold snap saw skating and curling in Bo’ness at the Drum Park and Kinneil Pond.

A MINER died after a fatal accident at Ingliston coalpit. Robert Gifford, of Station Road, Kirkliston, died after being trapped under falling shale.

From our files of December 8, 1972

BO’NESS Town Councillor Harry Graham resigned from council duties this week claiming that pressure of work forced the decision.

LINLITHGOW Town Council propose to decant up to 125 families as part of a modernisation plan for council homes. The cost of the project was expected to be in the region of £235,000.

THE Linlithgow branch of the Townswoman’s Guild, the second oldest in Scotland, has decided to disband. Membership has dwindled from 100 to just 43 and no-one is willing to hold office.

THE Rose cruised to victory over Musselburgh, 4-2, in the Brown Cup while local rivals Bo’ness exited the cup losing two-nil to Newtongrange.

From our files of December 6, 2002

WEST Lothian Council gave the OK for a telecoms mast to be erected just 200 yards from homes in Linlithgow despite protests.

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Linlithgow’s High Street when the town’s Advent Fayre and torchlight procession was staged.

QUEENSFERRY councillor George Grubb was mugged while in Barcelona on council business.

THE Rose’s preparations for their Scottish Junior Cup tie against Auchinleck following a defeat to Tayport in the league. The BUs notched up a win over Musselburgh prior to their cup tie against Maybole.