Down memory lane...

From our files of March 21, 1913

ON Friday evening of last week what is perhaps the outstanding event in the season in Kirkliston, “The Territorial Ball,” was held in the Drill Hall, the head-
quarters of “H” Company, 10th R.S. (Cyclists).

THE feature of last week’s trade at Bo’ness dock was the excellent shipment of coal. Thirteen steamers sailed with coal, 
nine foreign and four coastwise. The quantity shipped was around 19,000 tons, being one of the largest shipments for the year so far.

FOLLOWING a gas explosion at one of the benches of retorts connected with Philpstoun Oil Works four workmen were injured on Tuesday afternoon.

From our files of March 22, 1963

LUCKY, lucky Rose! After two even games the Pumpherston Juniors, the Linlithgow Rose Scottish Juniors cup-tie is still undecided. Perhaps “two even games” is the wrong description. The first game was as even and close as it possibly could be, but Saturday’s replay at Recreation Park, Pumpherston, was the dreariest cup-tie witnessed for a long time.

BONESS United, playing their first game this year and with centre-forward Ian Currie in goal, put up a spirited show against strong-going Dalkeith Thistle in their first-round East of Scotland Cup replay at Newton Park on Saturday and thoroughly deserved to qualify for a third game decider.

From our files of March 21, 2003

INTERNET users in Queensferry could soon be surfing the net at up to 10 times faster than present. For only 12 more 
people are needed for BT to upgrade their teelephone exchange to broadband capability.

CHILDREN in Philpstoun have been celebrating the opening of a new £20,000 all-weather pitch.

HISTORIC Scotland is poised to redesignate Bo’ness’s conservation area status. But residents with an interest in the town’s architectural heritage need not worry. For the organisation is poised to add the key word “outstanding” in front of the phrase “conservation area”.