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Take a trip Down Memory Lane with the Kirkintilloch Herald – April 23, 2014

Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and surrounding area have many bowling clubs and they have recently opened their greens for another season. This picture shows members of Milton of Campsie Bowling Club in 1943.

Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie and surrounding area have many bowling clubs and they have recently opened their greens for another season. This picture shows members of Milton of Campsie Bowling Club in 1943.

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

April 22, 1964

Sheriff A. G. Walker announced that the new burgh of Bishopbriggs would come into existence on May 16.

The election of town councillors was to take place on June 2 when Bishopbriggs would choose 12 representatives to sit on the council, to be divided between four wards.

The boundaries of the new burgh were also announced. On the west, the River Kelvin was to be the boundary. On the north, the boundary would pass along the Torrance Road, past the roundabout, along part of Crosshill Road, beside Loch Grog Farm, along Westerhill Road.

On the east and south the Glasgow City boundary would also act as the Bishopbriggs boundary.

April 24, 1974

Following complaints from local residents about the noise of explosions at the Inchterf gun-testing centre, Barry Henderson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, contacted the Ministry of Defence and also paid a personal visit to the testing centre.

Mr Henderson met the superintendent, Lt. Col. Cronk and some of the employees.

Mr Henderson said: “It struck me that his was a very well-conducted establishment, doing valuable work and, something I had not realised before, helping the export drive.

“I satisfied myself they were taking seriously any complaints made and were making a genuine effort to minimise any inconvenience to people round about.”

April 25, 1984

Call off you rates rise - and think again! That was the challenge which was put to Strathkelvin District Council.

It came in a letter from the district’s Chamber of Commerce and Trade, who also wanted a meeting with councillors.

The letter, sent to the director of finance by chamber secretary Tom Dibble, was put before the policy and resources committee.

In it, Mr Dibble said that the chamber was “extremely disappointed” at the 36p in the pound district rate declared by the council for 1984/85.

And he asked for the declared rate to be “voided” and “an acceptable rate implemented in the public interest”.

April 20, 1994

Vandals forced leisure bosses to close a swimming pool when they broke a massive plate glass window.

The main pool and children’s area at Bishopbriggs Sports Centre were showered with glass splinters in the attack, which happened after closing.

Strathkelvin’s depute director of leisure and recreation Bill Craik said: “The glass was all over the place.

“It was in both pools and we had no option but to close them down for safety reasons.

“It would cost around £300 to replace the window, but to drain the pools, remove the glass and then refill them with water and chemicals, would cost another £2000.”

 

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