Window on the Past

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Our weekly look at the Herald archives

This week’s photograph shows Lenzie resident James Boyd with his Sunbeam motorcycle combination, The photo was taken in Albert Road, Lenzie around 1916-17. A heavy snowfall is perhaps not the best weather conditions for the bike with his passenger wrapped up against the elements.

November 21, 1994

Boozed-up teenagers were terrifying residents by running riot in a Kirkintilloch housing scheme, it was claimed this week.

Angry tenents in Meiklehill Road and Cleddans Road said they could take it no more.

They called for the district council to block up a lane used by the teeny tipplers as a drinking den.

The teenagers were vandalising property, smashing windows and terrifying older residents.

The council said funds had been made available for a clean-up and they would be consulting with residents. Police said they would be giving the area close attention.

November 21, 1984

It was announced that 600 jobs could be lost at Gartcosh steelworks if the huge Ravenscraig complex at Motherwell is run down by British Steel.

That was the grim warning from Monklands West MP Tom Clarke who claimed that Gartcosh workers could be the innocent victims of any run-down plan.

At present, Ravenscraig provides a “considerable” amount of work for the strip mill at Gartcosh, the MP said.

If British Steel did not invest in Ravenscraig during the next four years, Gartcosh could no longer be viable by 1988, according to
Mr Clarke,

November 20, 1974

A bus strike, fog and hold-ups at the Glasgow Bridge led to a chaotic day for local travellers with many people in outlying areas completely stranded.

There were no services being run by the Scottish Bus Group in the Kirkintilloch area and most other areas of Scotland.

The strike of 6,000 busmen for a £35 basic wage for a 35-hour week hit services run by 
Alexanders, SMT, MacBraynes and many other companies.

This forced many more private motorists 
on to already over-crowded roads that 
were badly affected by fog, making driving 
hazardous.

November 16, 1964

A Bishopbriggs scout risked his life by diving into the Forth and Clyde Canal at Cadder in an attempt to save a young boy from drowning.

Provost James Young praised the bravery of Bruce Edmonston of Stuart Gardens in 
Bishopbriggs at the recent Remembrance 
Sunday parade.

He made a presentation to the 17-year-old scout who likened the occasion to that of the soldiers who were being honoured that day .

Despite emergency efforts to revive the young boy who got into difficulties in the canal, sadly he died in Stobhill Hospital.

Bruce, who was 17 at the time, was a pupil at Lenzie Academy.