From our files

From our files of July 26, 1912

LINLITHGOW Sheriff Court was set to stage fatal accident inquiries into the deaths of nine people in the county. Of that figure, two were from Bo’ness, two from Winchburgh and another from Linlithgow.

THE Linlithgowshire Gazette featured a four generation photograph of the Cowan family. The eldest was Margaret, aged 90, wife of the late town shoemaker, Thomas. It said Margaret had 26 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Up to 3000 supporters of the Linlithgow Unionist Association were expected to attend a demonstration and picnic at Hopetoun this week.

From our files of July 28, 1972

BUILDING contractors for the Deanburn Park housing estate in Linlithgow are to redraw plans for its second phase following complaints from residents whose views would be blocked by the homes.

GOOD progress was being made on the Linlithgow bypass stretch of the M9 which skirts the north side of Linlithgow Loch.

BO’NESS Operatic Society decided to ditch their planned musical, “Paint your Waggon”, as the script revealed 
female characters did not enter into the show until midway through.

SCOUTS from Linlithgow were set to join Venture Scouts across the UK on a 110- mile trek over the Pyrenees in France and Spain.

From our files of July 26, 2002

MORE than 1200 exhibits of vintage cars and vehicles took part in the Wheels of Yesteryear event at Dalmeny Estate.

THE Princess Royal visited the Journal and Gazette area when she officially opened a new pathway at Muiravonside Country Park.

POPULAR folk singer Rab Noakes was set to appear at Torphichen Kirk as part of their summer nights concert programme.

MOVES were afoot this week to award Green Belt status to land at Drum Farm in Bo’ness. Fields on the south side of the road remain untouched and the proposals aim to prevent further housing being added there.