50 YEARS AGO
A boy soldier home on short leave from his unit was the victim of an unprovoked attack by four youths at the bus stops in Kenilworth Avenue.
A group of mothers in Coltness were worried about the number of children in the area who were involved in road accidents.
Around 40 representatives of religious bodies, local organisations, industry and trade unions attended a conference in Motherwell to mark Human Rightsyear.
A popular member of the local police force, Constable George Caldwell, resigned to take up a new position in Canada.
Andrew Pelling, the popular headmaster of Cleland Primary School, retired after 12 years in post.
One ofwishaw’s best players, Harry Campbell, shocked the club by putting in a transfer request.