Flashbacks from our files in Linlithgow, Bo’ness and Queensferry

From our files of April 12, 1912

LOCAL industries returned to a full working week with the news that the miner’s strike had been resolved.

A PROPERTY at Avon Place, Strawberry Bank, Linlithgow, which included two blocks of four dwellinghouses was on the market at a public roup at the Star and Garter Hotel for the upset price of £1250.

SEVERE gales across the county saw trees blown onto rail lines at Bo’ness, window frames blown out onto street and chimney stalks blown over at Almond ironworks.

THERE were celebrations on the Hopetoun Estate when the Marchioness of Hopetoun gave birth to twin sons this week. Bonfires were lit at Hopetoun estates at Leadhills and Drem.

From our files of April 14, 1972

THE new Vennel car park in Linlithgow could not open for business as the electronic clocks which open the barrier and issue tickets at the facility failed to work.

BO’NESS Bailie Peter McLaren was set to bow out of politics after 16 years. He will stand down at the forthcoming local elections in May.

LINLITHGOW MP Tam Dalyell has got involved over the forthcoming plans for regionalisation. He questioned why Queensferry and Kirkliston would no longer be part of West Lothian but instead become part of Edinburgh district.

LINLITHGOW beat Sauchie 2-1 to reach the semi-final of the East of Scotland Cup.

From our files of April 12, 2002

BO’NESS landmark Dymock’s Building secured a lottery grant of almost £650,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to refurbish the 17th century industrial premises into eight sheltered housing flats.

THE Hawes Inn in Queensferry launched a new initiative whereby they offered tired motorists the chance to check in to a room for 10 to 15 minutes to rest for free.

UNDER-PRESSURE workers at BP in Grangemouth were told that 2002 would be a make or break year for the plant. Up to 700 jobs are set to go over the next two years.

BO’NESS beat Musselburgh 4-1 to move into second place in the John Walker League.