30 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Anx­ious neigh­bours in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang bat­tled through walls of snow sev­eral feet high in a bid to reach el­derly peo­ple who were trapped in their freez­ing homes.

Thieves wrecked Ruther­glen li­brary dur­ing a break-in, mak­ing off with a tele­vi­sion and sev­eral com­puter and au­dio cas­settes.

It was an­nounced that the John Men­zies shop in Ruther­glen’s Mitchell Ar­cade was to close and un­cer­tainty sur­rounded the shop’s 14 mem­bers of staff.

There were sur­pris­ing links be­tween Ruther­glen and Africa as two Stonelaw High pupils told how they have formed pen­pal friend­ships with young­sters in Burk­ina Faso.

Hard-to-let flats in the“hous­ing blackspot”of Castlemilk were set to be leased to stu­dents.

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