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East Kilbride News - - MEMORY LANE -

40 YEARS AGO

The cost of East Kil­bride’s civic the­atre rock­eted by more than £113,000 over what had al­ready been es­ti­mated.

The to­tal cost of the new Vil­lage The­atre was es­ti­mated at £506,174. East Kil­bride District Coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved the ex­tra £113,417 af­ter be­ing told a 14ft layer of peat be­low the old pub­lic hall stopped the ren­o­va­tion work for six months.

Poor weather marred the East Kil­bride Ju­nior Boys’ Bri­gade bat­tal­ion march to Green­hills Par­ish Church to cel­e­brate Founders Day. How­ever, over 260 boys from the bat­tal­ion’s 10 com­pa­nies at­tended the pa­rade from Castle­field Pri­mary School to the church – and back – de­spite the wind and rain.

30 YEARS AGO

The fi­nal de­ci­sion on what changes should have been rec­om­mended in East Kil­bride schools were set to be made by an area re­view group.

Lo­cal par­ents made a last-ditch at­tempt to main­tain the sta­tus quo in all pri­mary and se­condary schools.

East Kil­bride District Coun­cil voted for a U-turn on their de­ci­sion to re­strict Vic­tors take­away’s late li­cence. The coun­cil had im­posed a 1am cur­few pre­vi­ously.

20 YEARS AGO

East Kil­bride MEP Ken Collins wel­comed tough new Euro­pean Union laws – on choco­late.

And the Strath­clyde East Euro MP said the leg­is­la­tion could only be good news for choco­late lovers in the area. The Euro par­lia­ment was called in to set­tle a dis­pute be­tween man­u­fac­tur­ers.

A St Leonard’s policeman was swap­ping his beat for a 500km char­ity bike ride along the River Nile. Mark Struthers was head­ing to Egypt in a bid raise as much cash as pos­si­ble for En­able by cy­cling 60 miles a day.

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