A look through the back editions of the Cumbernauld News.
THOUSANDS of locals were expected to turn up for a protest rally and demonstration against the upgrade of the M80 to a motorway. Many protestors were environmentally-minded locals who feared the effect of the new road on the Seafar forest. Chairman of the central co-ordinating committee Billy Lees said: “We are pushing for a really big crowd at this one. Our feedback suggests that a lot of people will take this opportunity to express their opposition.’’ Residents whose homes bordered the proposed route were expected in droves.
ST MUNGO’s parish church celebrated its 25th anniversary. A congregation of 12 had originally gathered in Mitchell Road, Seafar, at the home of the first minister Reverend Roy MacKintosh – and half of that original group were able to attend the commemoration day at the distinctive church.
CUMBERNAULD would finally have its own branch of Gamblers Anonymous. The inaugural meeting in the Lesser Town Hall would be attended by social workers, ministers and volunteers. Local men had been involved in its inception and one said: “We know there is a need for a branch in the town.’’
THE SEARCH was on for Cumbernauld Youth of the Year as last year’s winner James Shanks from Luggiebank prepared to step down. The competition was open to civic-minded 14 to 22 year olds and nomination forms were available from the town clerk.
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