SNOW JOKE: You might think we’ve had it bad this week but ask anyone over the age of 60 what the winters were like in their younger days and they’ll tell you it was a whole lot worse than it is today...and people still managed to get from A to B! So we thought it was a perfect time to share this snowy scene, taken on the B715 Road near Forth in 1960. Despite the snow, there was no stopping this driver!!
50 YEARS AGO
n Carluke’s James Russell, of Kirkton Hall, discovered a stolen car parked in his back garden. The vehicle, which had been pinched from Lanark the previous evening, was intact with the ignition key in the proper place and was returned to its rightful owner.
n For the first time since its inauguration in 1937, Lanark branch of the Savings Bank of Glasgow had funds in excess of £1 million.
n Messrs R and W Scott Ltd held their annual staff dinner dance in the Silver Bell Restaurant, Lanark. After an enjoyable meal, the 170 present spent a grand evening dancing and taking part in novelty games.
n The attendance at the long-awaited third round Scottish Cup replay between Carluke Rovers and St Roch’s the previous Saturday had been 1300, with gate receipts totalling £60. Carluke won the game 6-2.
n A Kilncadzow rink skipped by J Tait beat a Birkenhead rink 21-10 in the annual Scotland v England carpet bowling match at Dumfries. This helped Scotland to win the overall contest by 357 shots to 202.
100 YEARS AGO
n Lanark Grammar student Thomas Pearson won a prize essay competition run by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, open to 12 to 14-year-olds throughout the district. His subject was Kindness to Animals.
n Balloting in connection with the nomination of a Labour candidate for South Lanark had been proceeding at various collieries in the constituency.
n Constable Alexander R Peden, who for several years had been stationed at Braidwood, was promoted to the rank of sergeant and would leave Lanark shortly to take up his duties at Biggar.
n So successful had been Crossford’s White Heather Day the previous year in raising funds for the Manchester Sunday School Seaside Home at St Anne’s that it was decided to make it an annual function and form a White Heather Society.
n Exam conductor Dr A McDonald of Motherwell said he was “thoroughly satisfied” with results attained by those sitting the exam of Law Ambulance Class in the Wilson Hall.