A look through the files of the Cumbernauld News
This week in 2004
THOUSANDTH DONATION: RECAP, a community charity which allows people to cheaply refurnish their homes with recycled furniture, celebrated taking in its 1,000th donation – a fridge. Founder Vince Murray said the group hoped to move to larger premises and expand into reprocessing old or unwanted wooden furniture and developing their electrical repair service.
This week in 1989
PUBLIC PROTEST: More than 80 Maree Drive residents converged on the District Council chambers to express their disgust over the handling of proposals for a new community hall. Insults flew thick and fast and Provost Rosemary McKenna opened the meeting by asking for a change in the order of business to allow the controversy to be discussed first.
This week in 1984
JUST CHAMPION: Champagne corks were popping as Cumbernauld United lifted the Division “C” championship after a draw with Bellshill. Manager Jimmy McIntosh paid tribute to his players for their efforts throughout the season. At the cluib prizegiving Willie Buchanan and Bobby Hendren shared all seven trophies between them.
This week in 1974
HISTORY MADE: Another landmark date in Cumbernauld’s history was achieved as Development Corporation chairman Sir Donald Liddle ceremonially started work on the new 4,000 acre extension to the New Town. The extension would create Westfield Road and homes for around 7000 people along with shops, a park, two secondary schools and an industrial estate.