Take a trip Down Memory Lane with the Kirkintilloch Herald – September 11, 2013

William Patrick Library was opened in 1929 at Camphill House before moving to purpose-built premises at Kirkintilloch Cross. VIP guests are pictured at the opening, including Tom Johnston on the left and David Patrick in the centre.
William Patrick Library was opened in 1929 at Camphill House before moving to purpose-built premises at Kirkintilloch Cross. VIP guests are pictured at the opening, including Tom Johnston on the left and David Patrick in the centre.

Journey into the past with the Herald’s Down Memory Lane...

September 15, 1993

Pressure was mounting in Strathkelvin for new by-laws banning the drinking of alcohol in public places.

Community leaders called on Strathkelvin District Council to follow the example of other local authorities and introduce the new laws in a bid to crack down on under-age drinking.

A spokesman for Chryston Community Council said: “Government legislation has given district councils the go-ahead to introduce by-laws to tackle the problem of drinking in public places.

“The situation in our area is getting worse. Other district councils have introduced by-laws to deal with the problem and we want Strathkelvin to do the same.”

September 14, 1983

One of Strathkelvin’s major employers, Anderson Strathclyde, announced that 39 jobs were to be shed at their Switchgear works in Kirkintilloch.

A spokesman told the Herald on Monday that the redundancies would be met on a voluntary basis and added that talks with the workers were taking place.

He said: “The reason for the trimming of the work force is that the competitive position both at home and abroad has greatly increased.”

At Kirkintilloch, the redundancies would reduce the workforce to 180.

The jobs blow came almost at the same time as the company announced a £13million contract with China.

September 12, 1973

Angry residents at Hayston hit out at Dunbarton County Roads Department over the “deplorable” state of a 200 yard stretch of the Glasgow Road.

They said the road posed a serious death threat to their children.

Over a week there had been five accidents on the notorious chip-stewn stretch between Washington Road and Adamslie football ground and the residents felt it was only a matter of time until one of their children was involved.

Jim Boyd, chairman of Hayston Residents’ Association said: “I have contacted the County Surveyor on this matter and expressed our concern and fear for children on this road.”

September 11, 1963

A new suite of halls for St Mary’s Parish Church in Kirkintilloch was formally opened and dedicated during a special service.

They were built and furnished at a cost of around £40,000, which was raised entirely by voluntary contributions by the congregation.

The service was conducted by the minister, the Rev. Frank Haughton. The dedication was performed by the Very Rev. Nevile Davidson, D.D. He said: “People often say what should be done and what should not be done in a church hall.

“Personally, I am convinced, and I’m sure your minister is of the same opinion, that no activity is out of place in a church hall which is wholesome and healthy in itself.”

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