Take a waltz Down Memory Lane with the Herald – published on June 27, 2012

SCHOOL DAYS . . . the P7 class at Stepps Primary School, back in 1957.
SCHOOL DAYS . . . the P7 class at Stepps Primary School, back in 1957.

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50 YEARS AGO - June 27, 1962

A CIVIC reception was held in Kirkintilloch Town Hall to celebrate Rob Roy FC’s win in the Scottish Junior Cup.

Attending was Provost Scott, ex Provosts, magistrates, councillors and the Rob Roy team and committee, friends, wives and sweethearts and burgh officials.

Provost Scott said how proud the Burgh was of the team’s achievement during the past season.

He would long remember the welcome they received from the people of the Burgh on the Wednesday night they brought the Scottish Junior Cup home.

A NOTICE prohibiting football on Sundays was to be erected by the Ninth District Council at the Lenzie Recreation Ground, Alexandra Road.

The decision was made after the council received a letter signed by 10 households in the area protesting strongly about the playing of football on Sundays.

40 YEARS AGO - June 28, 1972

STRENUOUS efforts were made to stimulate industrial development within the Kirkintilloch area.

There were three empty factories with limited ground suitable for a new development.

Kirkintilloch Town Council met with the burghs of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth with a view to a concerted drive to attract new industries.

It was considered desirable that the three burghs, which would all be within the Strathkelvin district after the re-organisation of local government, should confer together in an effort to stimulate industrial development in the district.

ADMISSIONS to Kirkintilloch Swimming Baths dropped by more than 8,000 on the same period as the year before.

Councillor Edward McGaughrin questioned baths’ manager, Daniel McGowan, at the Civic Amenities committee on why there had been such a sharp decrease.

Mr McGowan said he felt a recent drowning accident accounted for a great deal.

But Mr McGaughrin wanted to know if the baths were being made available to the public when they wanted them.

30 YEARS AGO - June 30, 1982

A GROUP of mothers in Bishopbriggs invited all other parents in the town to join them in a declaration of war . . . on the nuclear arms race.

The six mothers, who were involved in forming a Parents For Survival Group, were set to campaign on a local and national level for an end to nuclear weapons. The movement was founded in Edinburgh the year before by a woman who wanted to make sure her children didn’t have to grow up with the fear of a nuclear holocaust.

A RECORDING studio on the outskirts of Kirkintilloch used strange objects like drainpipes as special effects to add to recordings.

Dilemma Doghouse was a reconditioned hut. The sound room was a specially fitted caravan next door.

20 YEARS AGO - July 1, 1992

A MINISTER told how his flock worked a miracle - to save him from a mortgage nightmare.

Pastor Keith Short faced financial ruin . . . until 33 parishioners pledged an amazing £52,000 within hours of being told of his plight.

Mr Short’s nightmare began when a couple pulled out of buying his house in Somerset at the last minute.

And the deal collapsed after he had made an offer for a new home near his Christian Centre charge in Bishopbriggs.

Mr Short told the Herald: “Words cannot express how humbled I am by the kindness of my new parishioners.”

KIRKINTILLOCH youngster Steven Tees came up with the extraordinary idea of cleaning bus windows for the Telethon ‘92 Appeal.

Steven (11) had quite a task ahead of him, as there were fifty buses at the Kelvin Central Depot to be cleaned.

10 YEARS AGO - July 3, 2002

A 65-year-old grandad penned two anti-drugs anthems.

Ian Chesney, from Kirkintilloch, produced the double track CD with friend James Carr, following a shocking television news bulletin on the rising “epidemic” of crack cocaine use.

Ian was also spurred on by his personal experience as a reformed alcoholic, and recorded the rap tune ‘Triple D’ (Don’t Do Drugs) and pop song ‘A Message From Drugs’ as a warning to others.

COUNCILLORS backed plans to give the 105-year-old Bishopbriggs Library a £300,000 facelift.

The scheme included floodlighting in front of the building at night.

Did you know?

CAMPSIE Black Watch won the Scottish Cup in June 1972 against Shawfield Juveniles.

A goal seven minutes from time saw Campsie take a 3-2 lead.

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