Down Memory Lane

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


* A haul of several thousand cigarettes was made by thieves who broke into Braidwood sub post office. Entry was gained by forcing a door.

* The Department of Health had agreed to give a 50 per cent grant towards the cost of the new sewage purification works and pumping station for Braidwood and Crossford.

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* Legless Carluke swimmer Jimmy Hamilton had to discontinue hospital visits as his car was off the road for repairs. But he hoped to be making his usual rounds reasonably soon.

* New gas central heating was installed at Carluke's Templars' Hall by Mr James Marshall.

* Claims by Lanark County Council members for travelling and other expenses in attending meetings from November 11 to December 8 amounted to 1846.

* Lanark-born jockey Tommy Gosling, who had retired from racing at the age of 31 in 1958, was to make a comeback in the saddle. Gosling had made a full recovery from a bad fall.

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* Carluke Rovers coach Davie Hutchison, former Motherwell and Newcastle inside forward, was appointed Luton Town's chief Scottish scout. This left John Martin to take over at Loch Park.


* Children of New Lanark Church Sabbath School enjoyed eating apples and playing games at a social gathering in the large hall, supported by the continued generosity of Mrs Finlay of Bonnington.

* "The Stars" was the subject of an exhaustive lecture on

astronomy by Mr Alex Main, at the weekly meeting of Carnwath Literary Society.

* Local dentist Watson Rodger could be consulted at Forth (12.30 to 3.30pm) and Haywood (4 to 6pm), on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

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* Law UF Church's Annual Sabbath School soiree in the church included splendid cinematograph entertainment provided by Glasgow's Mr Henderson.

* With the score at 1-1, Carluke Milton Rovers' Lanarkshire first division clash at Larkhall Thistle was abandoned after 55 minutes due to heavy rain. McMillan scored Carluke's goal.

* Former Carluke resident Malcolm Black discovered a goldfield in Ontario, Canada, and made headlines in local paper The Cobalt Daily Nugget.

* Mr JH Cassels was to address a meeting of Carluke Christian Union in the Evangelistic Hall the next evening at 7pm.