Down Memory Lane

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


* A total of 95 people were given new jobs as a timber factory in Law was re-developed. Atholl Houses Ltd developed the plans for the factory, which had been empty for years.

* Carluke Amateur Operatic Society held its AGM and elected two honorary officials, W.B Johnstone and James Lightbody.

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* The mother of a Carluke J.S School pupil failed in her claim against Lanarkshire Education Authority for damage to her daughter's kilt. The authority denied liability maintaining the damage hadn't been caused by a defect of its property.

* Claims for travelling and other expenses by members of Lanark County Council from December to January amounted to 2,200, including 587 for travelling.

* Firemen from nine different Lanarkshire brigades, including Lanark, attended the official opening of a new part-time fire station at Biggar.

* A 20-year-old private, stationed at Winston Barracks, was remanded in custody following an assault on a Lanark shop assistant. The alleged assault took place on January 21.

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* The new flat racing season would kick-off in Lanark on April 30. Four meetings were scheduled to take place.


* A total of 48 bowlers from Carstairs were set to travel to Dumfries to take part in the 'Great Bowling Tournament'.

* A blacksmith suffered an injury to his head after he was knocked down by a toboggan. The man, from Law, was examined by a doctor and was then taken for treatment.

* In Crossford a lecture by W.C Thomson sketched the struggles of the Covenanters. Mr Thomson's lecture showed how their stand against authority had been instrumental in bringing religious freedom to Scotland.

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* Lanark Choral Society held a concert at the YMCA Institute. Many talented vocalists performed for the audience with the help of Miss Prentice on piano.

* Owing to the frostbound condition of the ground the Carluke ploughing match was postponed. The committee had secured a suitable field on Bogside Farm for the event.

* Corehouse Thistle secretary Mr R Tennant wrote to the Gazette in protest after his side forfeited points against Craignethan Thistle. The points were awarded after a dubious goal was awarded by the referee and Corehouse were unhappy.

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