Down Memory Lane

Discover the stories that made the Gazette headlines all those years ago.


* The United Churches of Carluke held their annual carol service in the Town Hall. Crawforddyke Primary School choir sang two carol sets with the service conducted by Rev Peter Mackenzie.

* Miss Kate Kelly who served the Scott Jam manufacturers in Carluke officially retired. Miss Kelly had worked in the jam works for 57 years.

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* The Clyde Riding Club held two seasonal parties in the Carluke Welfare Hall. A total of 71 younger children attended the first; 115 older children went to the second.

* Bro John G McLean was installed as RWM at Lodge St John in Carluke. Mr McLean was a member of the Carluke Caledonia Pipe Band and the local Burns Club.

* The community in Law was saddened to hear of the death of the oldest resident living in the village J.H Robertson. Mr Robertson was 93-years-old.

* A man pled guilty at Lanark Sheriff Court to stealing a van and a car within three hours of each other. He was fined 22 and had his licence suspended.

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* Carluke Rovers ran special buses for a Ne'erday Scottish Junior Cup fixture.


* According to the official police figures the population of the Royal Burgh was 5,881. There were 2,672 males and 3,250 females with 34 uninhabitable houses waiting to be demolished.

* A large crowd of parents and friends gathered in the Templar Hall to witness the annual dancing display of the juvenile pupils of Mr WJ Blackley. Music was supplied by Dewars Orchestra.

* Sgt George Carwin of the Highland Light Infantry was appointed drill instructor of the Carluke & Law Company 8th HLI.

* There was sad news reported as a three-year-old received burns because of a fire in Carluke. He was attended to by local doctor Dr Bradford and was then transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.