20 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A ter­ri­fied Ruther­glen pen­sioner had to prove he had paid his poll tax af­ter the bailiffs turned up at his door and threat­ened to take away his fur­ni­ture.

A lo­cal lawyer pledged £250 to aid the in­stal­la­tion of CCTV in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang, as a steer­ing group in favour of the project was set up.

Earth­worms were in­tro­duced to the Hall­side Steel­works in an at­tempt to ac­cel­er­ate the soil form­ing process.

Cam­bus­lang’s traders feared that a pro­posed de­vel­op­ment of the Cam­bus­lang In­vest­ment Park could wreck the town’s ex­ist­ing shop­ping cen­tre.

Fire­fight­ers spent more than two hours fight­ing a‘tow­er­ing in­ferno’in Whit­law­burn that gut­ted a ninth floor flat.

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