Down Memory Lane

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


* Fifty members attended the first AGM of Clyde Riding Club in the Popinjay Hotel.

* At Lanark Market, uncalved heifers met the dearest trade of the season, with prices 2 to 5 higher than at recent sales. The class was topped by a 122 bid for a Friesian.

* Vandals smashed windows and wrenched a shutter from the porch of the RC Chapel at Coalburn.

* Lanark Town Council had been unable to trace the owner of 19 Broomgate, one of the properties earmarked for a closing order under the council's five year programme to clear derelict buildings. It was reported that more enquiries would be made.

* A request by Lanark Town Council manual workers for four extra Saturday holidays a year was rejected by the Town Council.

* A .22 rifle and 21 rounds of ammunition were confiscated in a poaching case at Lanark Sheriff Court after three Lothians men had pleaded guilty to being in possession of a cock pheasant and a hare at Libberton. The trio were caught by a gamekeeper. The sheriff imposed fines totalling 9 on the three men.


* Lanark postal employees' annual dance at the new St Mary's Hall was attended by over 100 people.

* John Aitken, a member of Lanark Amateur Dramatic Club for over 10 years, received a silver cake basket from club members as a token of esteem on the occasion of his marriage.

* Arrangements had been completed for the supply of soup to scholars of Crossford's Underbank School during the meal hour. Demand exceeded all expectations when the soup was served for the first time.

* Cossar, the brilliant left back of Law Volunteers AFC, was

chosen to play in a Lanarkshire trial game against Glasgow.

* At the monthly Lanark Town Council meeting, permission was given to the Yeomanry to use Lanark Racecourse as a camping ground for 18 days.

* Carluke carpet bowling team The Templars qualified for the fourth round of the Scottish Cup with a 35-29 win over Wishaw.

* Carluke postman James Morton was treated to a supper at the Market Restaurant, marking his retiral from the postal service after 32 years.

* Amber bright marmalade was available to buy from R and W Scott Ltd.