40 YEARS AGO

East Kilbride News - - MEMORY LANE -

The fastest film set­ting in the world was in­stalled at Thom­son Litho in East Kil­bride.

The man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the East Kil­bride De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, Ge­orge Young, of­fi­cially in­au­gu­rated the new sys­tem at the company’s base at Colvilles Place. The com­puter sys­tem can set up to half a mil­lion char­ac­ters per hour.

Res­i­dents in Calder­glen Road protested to the po­lice and roads author­ity over the dan­gers of the busy road. They were con­cerned about the speed and the vol­ume of traf­fic which they said was a real dan­ger to chil­dren as well as el­derly res­i­dents.

East Mains cou­ple Robert and Janet Devine cel­e­brated 50 years of wed­ded bliss.

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