FROM THE ARCHIVES

The Sealed Knot historical re-enactment society's recreation of the Battle of Kilsyth (1645) for Kilsyth Civic Week, July 1979.
The Sealed Knot historical re-enactment society's recreation of the Battle of Kilsyth (1645) for Kilsyth Civic Week, July 1979.

A look through the Chronicle files

This week in 1902

A CONCERT was due to be held by Kilsyth’s town band. The band consisting of a ‘strong company of vocalists and dancers’ were due to hold the concert in Victoria Hall. The report said: “The objection of the concert is to help provide better equipment for the band, which together with the good fare promised, should draw together a large audience.”

This week in 1937

A MILKMAN had a mishap on his daily rounds. Mr John Duncan, of Balmalloch Farm, was doing his milk round around the town when a car struck the back of his lorry. The accident happened during heavy fog, and the milk fell onto the road. The report said: “Much milk spread over the highway and the cans were badly dented. The lorry was not seriously damaged, but some damage was done to the car. Mr Duncan has been delivering milk for over fifty years and this is his first mishap.”

This week in 1952

FIFTY buses full of Kilsyth Rangers’ supporters made their way to Arniston for the Scottish Cup tie. The report added: “Kilsyth Rangers’ supporters have not lost their taste for a jaunt.”

This week in 1987

THE DISTRICT Council cracked down on rent arrears. Four tenants were evicted from their homes, with arrears averaging between £2000 and £4000. A further eight people only avoided being thrown out of their council homes after making ‘substantial’ payments to cut their arrears. Housing convener Rosemary McKenna said the eviction had been a last resort reached after 18 months of trying to work with the tennants in reducing their arrears.