A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle
This week in 2004
QUEENZIEBURN’S PRIDE: The village’s most famous former resident Janette Tough was back on the stage in Glasgow, under her customary guise of Wee Jimmy. Janette was of course a member of The Krankies and had signed up to do a show inspired by the 1980s at the Pavillion. Joining her as always would be her husband Ian who formed the missing piece of the jigsaw in their double act. Their co-stars would include Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz.
This week in 1964
HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN: Kilsyth Congregational Church had a lot to thank four young ladies from America for. All were students who were running their ‘vacation bible school’ With the theme ‘Time for Christ’ the youngsters got busy making sundials, an hour-glass and a magnificent panorama. The Transatlantic guests were so popular with the youngsters that they didn’t want the classes to end and one bright spark suggested that these continue into the early evening!
This week in 1954
BIG NIGHT FOR THE WINNER: The finals of the District Crooning Competition were ready to get underway. The much anticipated event would take place in St Patrick’s Hall. The run-up to the event had seen golden-voiced locals fight it out in highly charged heats in the church hall.
This week in 1924
A TRUE PIONEER: Kilsythians bade farewell to a lady decades ahead of her time who had served the town so faithfully. Doctor Anne Mitchell was honoured with a special presentation in the Imperial Hall. This was accompanied by tea and a concert. Dr Mitchell was overwhelmed by the declarations of gratitude expressed by those who had so valued her kindness and professionalism. She was presented with a handbag containing an unspecified amount of cash. The proceedings were rounded off with Will Ye No Come Back Again and of course, Auld Lang Syne.