30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

A fa­tal ac­ci­dent in­quiry heard that the pres­sure of heavy ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing buses, had con­trib­uted to the break in a gas pipe which caused the Kings­bridge Drive ex­plo­sion that killed five peo­ple.

An­gry Burn­side res­i­dents met to vote against a plan to open a pub in the area, claim­ing that the pro­posal would“cause havoc”in the area.

The Lan­de­mer Day or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee de­clared that the pre­vi­ous week’s gala day had been a suc­cess - de­spite fears the on­go­ing schools dis­pute would have dis­rupted some of the planned events.

The for­mer Gil­ber­field Co-op­er­a­tive Hall was fi­nally set for de­mo­li­tion.

Glen­cairn lost 3-2 to Auchin­leck Tal­bot in the West of Scot­land Cup fi­nal.

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