A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2003
LIDL INVESTMENT: Kilsyth shoppers learned that the German supermarket giant would be opening in the town. The 17,000 square foot store would occupy the derelict three-acre Paterson foundry site at Burnside Industrial estate. In fact, its dimensions would make it the biggest of 60 Lidl stores in Scotland and the firm was spending £2 million to bring it to the town.
This week in 1993
SANTA’S ARRIVAL: A familiar figure would be swopping his sleigh for a canal boat much to the delight of Kilsyth youngsters. The Gipsy Princess would set sail from Auchinstarry basin to Santa’s magic grotto. Santa would board the craft with a sackload of goodies for the children.
This week in 1953
BUYER SOUGHT: The café at Main Street was on the market and boasted ‘fully fitted with modern machinery with the manufacture of ice cream and the modern range for fish frying.’ Unusually the café came with a three apartment house situated above the premises.’ Interested parties were referred to a solicitors in Glasgow’s Hope Street.
This week in 1923
SPECIAL GUESTS: The famous Wingates’ Band announced that they would be visiting Kilsyth. The band who had recently won a whopping £13,000 in a talent competition had been booked in for a June slot in Heilan Park. Tickets were just a shilling. A public notice in The Chronicle stated: ‘‘Come in your thousands and hear this world renowned combination.’’