30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Bri­tish Rail snatch squads wreaked re­venge on ban­dits that had brought terror to train driv­ers on the Glas­gow-Lon­don line at Cam­bus­lang by catch­ing them red-handed.

A for­mer Ruther­glen po­lice in­spec­tor was the hero of a near tragic fire in Whit­law­burn af­ter he crawled through smoke to drag a man to safety.

Trou­ble with un­der-age drinkers was likely to be a ma­jor worry for the po­lice in and around Ruther­glen all sum­mer long.

Cam­bus­lang gala or­gan­is­ers re­ceived a ma­jor blow when their main at­trac­tion, the Red Barons para­chute dis­play team, can­celled their per­for­mance.

Two lo­cal girls were sur­prised to find they’d lifted a prize for a Chi­nese art com­pe­ti­tion - as they didn’t re­alise they’d en­tered it.

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