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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Gavell railway station. The bridge in the picture was part of the Gavell Road between Queenzieburn and Twechar. The station was later renamed Twechar Station. Picture used with kind permission of William Chalmers, from his book Times Past Kilsyth and Villages 13.

Gavell railway station. The bridge in the picture was part of the Gavell Road between Queenzieburn and Twechar. The station was later renamed Twechar Station. Picture used with kind permission of William Chalmers, from his book Times Past Kilsyth and Villages 13.

A look through to the Kilsyth Chronicle files

This week in 1902

MUNICIPAL elections were held in Kilsyth: “Up to the prescribed hour of 4 p.m. on Tuesday Mr Lennox, Town Clerk, only received the requisite number of nominations for the vacancies on the Town Council. These were in favour of: North Ward - Mr David Smith Shanks; East Ward - Colonel Frew; West Ward - Mr John Barrowman, senior. The first two are re-elected and Mr Barrowman takes the place of Mr Brown. A nomination paper in favour of Mr M. Comrie as a candidate in the North Ward was duly signed, but the messenger to whom its deliver was entrusted was only on his way to the Town Clerk’s office after 4 o’clock and being informed he was too late did not lodge his paper.”

This week in 1937

THE sanitary inspector reported to the County Public Health Committee that tenders were being taken for 34 new houses at Banton, but building could not be undertaken until there had been considered the question of providing modern sewage works and increasing the water storage.

This week in 1952

KILSYTH Anderson Women’s Guild held a Hallowe’en party which was enjoyed by a large assembly of guests. It was deemed a very entertaining evening with the Social Club members performing sketches and plenty of Hallowe’en fare.

This week in 1987

PETROL blaze at Kilsyth Police Office was an emergency that was rather too close for comfort for local officers. Two officers extinguished a blaze which followed an accident where an unmarked police van knocked down a petrol pump at the rear of the station. The blow caused an electrical short circuit which set fire to the escaping petrol. A police spokesman credited Constable Adrian Kelly and the duty sergeant for extinguishing the fire.

 

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