From the archives

LEAVING ARCHWAYS: Shop assistant Elizabeth Tyrell retires in 2002 after 12 years serving in Archways shop in Main Street, Kilsyth. (Picture by Alan Murray, ref. 4111)
LEAVING ARCHWAYS: Shop assistant Elizabeth Tyrell retires in 2002 after 12 years serving in Archways shop in Main Street, Kilsyth. (Picture by Alan Murray, ref. 4111)

A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle

This week in 2004

ICE CREAM STOOSHIE: Owners of Kilsyth’s existing ice cream vans were not best pleased to see vans from outwith the county converging on their pitch. The sellers were so annoyed by their presence that they sent a petition to the County Council in a bid to get non-local vans off the road.

This week in 1964

SPLENDOUR OF THE PARADE: Youngsters donned wonderfully inventive fancy dress costumes and made their way to St Patrick’s sports field to enjoy a garden fete. The event was noteworthy for two reasons. It was officially opened by weatherman Bill Tennent of STV and the ground ha d a new pavillion to show off. Mr Tennent judged the fancy dress costume and proclaimed King, Knave and Queen of Hearts William, Margaret and John McLaughlin of Wellshot the winners.

This week in 1954

ICE CREAM STOOSHIE: Owners of Kilsyth’s existing ice cream vans were not best pleased to see vans from outwith the county converging on their pitch. The sellers were so annoyed by their presence that they sent a petition to the County Council in a bid to get non-local vans off the road.

This week in 1924

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Father Joseph Doherty returned to Croy’s Sacred Heart Parish Church to received tokens of appreciation from his former flock. The popular priest had joined the parish not straight from the seminary but as an experienced priest who had served on the battlefields of Europe. Despite this he was always hailed for his sunny disposition. His replacement Father Charleson presided over the gathering. Parishoner James Ryan said: “Ever since his departure from Croy, we have all been preparing and looking forward to this night.”