30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A heart­less con­woman robbed a 76-year-old widow in Ruther­glen of ev­ery penny she had been saving up to buy Christ­mas presents.

Around 40 staff at Ma­sons in Ruther­glen Main Street were dealt a fes­tive blow when bosses an­nounced re­dun­dan­cies.

Res­i­dents were warned that a fence on Ruther­glen’s Vic­to­ria Street could be a gate­way to death for chil­dren who used it to play on the main rail­way line.

Two raiders who tried to rob a car­pet store on Hamil­ton Road with a le­mon­ade bot­tle were foiled thanks to the brav­ery of the store man­ager.

A Whit­law­burn man was be­ing threat­ened with evic­tion from his tower block un­less he got rid of his beloved Al­sa­tian dog.

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