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Down Memory Lane...at Lanark Swimming Pool

Building and Civil Engineering Survey - Lanark New Swimming Pool - Mr W M Lam and Mr D McDonald - inside pool 28/11/62

Image restoration by Lindsay Addison
Photographer
Carluke and Lanark Gazette

Image restoration by Lindsay Addison
Photographer
Carluke and Lanark Gazette

Building and Civil Engineering Survey - Lanark New Swimming Pool - Mr W M Lam and Mr D McDonald - inside pool 28/11/62 Image restoration by Lindsay Addison Photographer Carluke and Lanark Gazette Image restoration by Lindsay Addison Photographer Carluke and Lanark Gazette

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

POOLING POWER: Almost exactly half a century ago Lanark gained a new attraction in the form of the Clydesdale area’s first ever swimming pool, pictured here (above) in the year it opened after getting a final inspection (left) from Lanark Town Council​. The cost of the pool in 1962 was so great, a referendum was held to get the ratepayers of Lanark’s approval before the project went ahead. They approved that colossal expenditure – of £60,000! The much-loved Lanark Baths served the area well until its demolition and Lanark Lifestyles replacement two years ago.

50 YEARS AGO

n A large quantity of eggs in a car boot were smashed after it was hit from the rear by another car at a pedestrian crossing at Law Hospital.

n A short circuit under the floorboards caused smoke to rise up in the Carluke house of Dr and Mrs Robertson at 112 Clyde Street. Firemen arrived to extinguish the blaze.

n A band leader was detained in custody at Lanark Sheriff Court for reports, after pleading guilty to tendering worthless cheques to a housewife in Wilsontown and to the proprietrix of Shieldhill Hotel, Quothquan, where he was also accused of obtaining board and lodgings by fraud.

n Gordon Tosh, who had been playing so well for Carluke Rovers at left half, was selected as travelling reserve by the Scottish Junior FA in an international trial against a Forfarshire Junior Select at Gayfield, Arbroath, on Saturday, September 29.

n At a recent open bowling tournament run by the Rothesay Advertising Association, Mrs I Murdoch of Law won the singles competition.

100 YEARS AGO

n Mr James Wilson of Cemetery Lodge, Lanark, was on the short leet for the post of superintendent of Dalziel Cemetery.

n Lesmahagow man Benjamin McMurdo sustained a serious fracture of his right arm after an accident when leaving a train at Lesmahagow Station. He was struck by a carriage door and knocked down between the carriages and the platform.

n A labourer pleaded guilty at Lanark Police Court to having been drunk and disorderly in Wellgate the previous Saturday night. A penalty of seven shillings and sixpence or five days’ imprisonment was imposed.

n A Lanark man was charged with having deserted his children when he appeared at the town’s sheriff court. He admitted the charge and was placed on probation for three months.

n A shed was completely destroyed at Loanhead Farm, Tarbrax, after a fire broke out. Thirty tons of hay were destroyed, with three vehicles and a harness set burned. Total value of the damage was £264.

 

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