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A look through the files of the Kilsyth Chronicle

This week in 1902

THE fight to bring a station to Banton was continuing. Directors of the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway company had yet again been approached to bring this long-awaited amenity to the village. Again it was stressed that the station at Colzium was of limited use to Banton dwellers and that there was far too much traffic in and out of the village for locals to go without for much longer.

This week in 1937

EXPERT tuition was being made available in Queenzieburn after Mrs Netta I. Hall set up her stall. A former Highland dance champion, Mrs Hall had been taught by world champion of R McNiven Cuthbertson from Glasgow. Operatic, tap and ballroom dancing would also be taught.

This week in 1952

WESTPORT Hall was a scene of celebration after members of Kilsyth Church of God marked its 50th anniversary. A missionary night and a special table tea were two of the highlights - and there was also an appearance from Kilsyth’s Pastor Robert Barrie who was now in charge of a pentecostal church in Edinburgh. A ‘splendid supper’ was also prepared for the church’s senior citizens.

This week in 1987

ASPIRING Kilsyth actress Siobhan McLaughlin (16) was among the stars of a giant community play in Cumbernauld. The youngster hoped to go to drama college and was relishing being part of Gryme Eagle by Brian Miller. Siobhan’s 15 year old sister Sharon also had a part in the show.