FROM THE ARCHIVES

Women's Aid: These women are pictured at the launch of a Women's Aid surgery in Cumbernauld College in May 2003.
Women's Aid: These women are pictured at the launch of a Women's Aid surgery in Cumbernauld College in May 2003.

A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News

This week in 2003

HURDLE LIFTED: A heated dispute which was barring the construction of the Antonine Centre was finally resolved. Coal Pension Properties who oversaw the older part of the centre finally reached an agreement with Antonine’s backers London and Regional. CPP had been unhappy about about new arrangements to shut footpaths in the area and argued that their business would be affected but both parties agreed to move forward. Antonine boss Jeff Springer said: “The project has been held up for six months but that’s life.’’

This week in 1988

THE SEVE EFFECT: Golfing superstar Seve Ballesteros came to cast his eye over the impressive new course at the Westerwood Hotel which he’d helped design. This would be the centrepiece for the £40 million hotel complex. When asked if there would be a ladies course, the heart-throb answered: “Of course. We will have to have to keep the ladies happy or we will be in trouble!’’

This week in 1983

SEAFAR ‘SCANDAL’ : The new town’s road network came under the scrutiny of Councillor Gordon Murray who did not spare Strathclyde Regional Council. Repairs to Seafar’s ring road were failing to reach their conclusion despite an eight week period of work on this key route. With no date for completion in sight, Councillor Murray said: “These repairs are causing acute annoyance to local residents. It’s absolutely scandalous that this should take so long.’’ Motorists found the journey from the town centre to Kildrum the main beef as diversions stayed in place.

This week in 1973

FAMILY’S DELIGHT: The Tolands from Carbrain found themselves in the spotlight after snapping up what was the Cumbernauld Development Corporation’s 1000th house. The property in Beechwood Road was handed over with some fanfare, after the family was invited to CDC headquarters at Cumbernauld House for a special ceremony. CDC chairman Brigadier Colin Cowan said: “This is a great achievement. House sales over the last few years have been startling.’’