30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Ruther­glen was set to lose 76 shel­tered homes if district hous­ing plans went ahead, as the lo­cal hous­ing depart­ment wanted to re­clas­sify the Fern­hill homes as ”aged per­son’s flats”and re­place the war­den sys­tem.

An eleventh-hour bid to save Shaw­field Sta­dium from de­mo­li­tion was launched, with a pe­ti­tion signed by 1,500 peo­ple.

Ruther­glen Com­mu­nity Coun­cil crit­i­cised plans to build a su­per­mar­ket in Farmeloan Road, say­ing it would be a disas­ter for traders.

A se­ries of lo­cal churches aban­doned the use of the com­mon cup at Com­mu­nion as fear of the AIDS virus reached fever pitch.

A mix-up over re­pairs had left a Cam­bus­lang woman with­out her bath for over 10 weeks.

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