100 years ago
There were lively scenes at a demonstration in St Andrew’s Hall, Glasgow, when two suffragettes, Mrs Drummond and Miss Christabel Pankhurst, addressed a large gathering on the war and spoke of the dangers of a compromised peace. There was an audience of more than 2,000, which included a party of about 200 pacifists. It was early apparent that the latter meant to disturb the meeting, the “Red Flag” being sung and cheers being given for the Russian Revolution.
50 years ago
As an alternative to caning, police officers may be called in to deal with cases of violence among Cardiff schoolchildren. This was disclosed at a meeting of Cardiff Association of Head Teachers which discussed the City Council’s ban on corporal punishment in junior schools. They claimed that in some instances the Press should be told of incidents involving dishonesty, extortion, violence and dangerous behaviour. A spokesman said: “We would not identify the child involved.”
25 years ago
A 61-year-old Dundee woman who collapsed and “died” after suffering a massive heart attack has made medical history after she was brought back to life 21 times by paramedics and hospital staff. The woman, who lives with her husband in Barnhill, has since been released from Ninewells Hospital and is said to be making a full recovery. She took ill at home last month. Paramedic Ian Golding was on the scene within minutes to find the woman lying unconscious on the floor.
One year ago
An armed robber threatened staff with a knife before making off with hundreds of pounds from a Kirkcaldy bookmakers. Police launched a manhunt following the morning raid on the Coral betting shop on Dunearn Drive, in the Templehall area. The criminal, who covered his face during the raid, is thought to have secured around £300 before running off towards a nearby housing estate. It is the second armed robbery to hit the small shopping complex in just over a year.