A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronile
This week in 2004
LUCKY ESCAPE: A Kilsyth family spoke about a mid-air drama after their plane caught fire on the way home from the United States. John and Angela Quinn of Montrose Gardens had been holidaying in Orlando with their children and were looking forward to a rest on the return leg of their journey but their MyTravel flight had to be diverted after the mini-blaze. The flight was diverted to North Carolina. Mr Quinn said: “Although it was quite a dramatic end to our holiday we still had good time in Orlando!”
This week in 1964
SAFE LAYOUT: Kilsyth’s long awaited model road traffic layout was officially unveiled by Stirlingshire’s chief constable David Gray. The set-up would chiefly benefit local children who would be guided by a series of road signs. It was located at the former Miner’s Welfare ground and would be used to help youngsters pass their cycling tests. Mini-vehicles would be provided for children to try the route and these would be hired out at threepence per quarter hour.
This week in 1954
FRUITERER’s FAREWELL: A well-kent face in Kilsyth announced he was retiring and handing his business in Main Street over to another party. Alexander Patrick conveyed his thanks to the loyal customers of his fruit shop and announced that Murray Avenue resident Robert C. Watson would be taking over.
This week in 1924
COLLIERY DISASTER: The findings of a public enquiry into the Gartshore pit disaster were published in full. The accident had claimed eight lives. The root cause stemmed from an explosion which gathered momentum when naked lights and a lack of ventilation helped a fire take hold.