Take a trip down Mem­ory Lane

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Reader finds col­lec­tion of old Ruther­glen snaps

Ev­ery­one loves a trip down Mem­ory Lane.

And Ru­glo­ni­ans are es­pe­cially proud of thet town’s his­tory and her­itage.

That is why pho­tos of Ruther­glen from thet past are al­ways so pop­u­lar, whether it is in the pa­per or on­line.

And that is also why Re­former reader Wil­lie An­der­son chose to share his pic­tures with the Re­former.

Wil­lie came across a pile of old pho­tos and has been post­ing them on the Auld Ruther­glen Face­book page, much to the de­light of users.

He now wants Re­former read­ers to

en­joy them. The pic­tures de­pict var­i­ous parts of Ruther­glen from a va­ri­ety of eras, al­though there is a fo­cus around the Main Street.

We’ll share more of Wil­lie’s im­ages in fu­ture edi­tions of the pa­per, so make sure you look out for them.

For more his­tory, turn to our weekly Mem­ory Lane fea­ture on page 35.

War Res­i­dents sur­vey the dam­age af­ter Ruther­glen Academy was hit dur­ing an air raid in 1941 Oc­ca­sion Crowds were out in force for the Ded­i­ca­tion of Mercat Cross in 1926 Busy A horse fair on Ruther­glen Main Street, date un­known Flag day The bunting was out on King Street in 1926

Rest A group of lads have a rest at the Vic­to­ria Foun­tain on Main Street in 1900. The foun­tain is now lo­cated in Over­toun Park Wa­ter­ing hole The Ye Olde Inn on Chapel Street, pic­tured some time in the 1960s Grand Farme Cas­tle, date un­known

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