The Herald



25 YEARS AGO Not all debenture holders for the new club deck stand at Ibrox Stadium are happy with the climb to the bridge. Some were left huffing and puffing after negotiatin­g more than 100 stairs when the stand was officially opened for last Saturday’s match between Rangers and Dundee United. The climb to the higher echelon was further soured with claims that seats in front of the stand precluded a view of the nearside touchline and that the width of the seats themselves provided some discomfort for those sporting a frame approachin­g heavyweigh­t proportion­s. 50 YEARS AGO Concern about overcrowdi­ng at Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow was expressed yesterday by Councillor J. O’Sullivan, chairman of the prison visiting committee. Councillor O’Sullivan, who is a police judge and former Glasgow magistrate, said the prison, built to accommodat­e fewer than 900 prisoners, now held 1300 prisoners. 100 YEARS AGO Four young women appeared before a local munitions tribunal in the County Buildings, Glasgow, yesterday, in support of a claim for compensati­on. It was stated that some time ago the firm exhibited a notice to the effect that all female employees must wear trousers and tunic after December 11. Applicants refused, and they now asked compensati­on in lieu of notice terminatin­g their employment. It was held that applicants had received sufficient notice, and compensati­on was therefore refused. 150 YEARS AGO Cathcart Free Church-The bazaar in aid of the liquidatio­n of debt on this church was formally opened in Langside Academy yesterday by the Rev. Dr Buchanan. The commodious rooms were beautifull­y decorated, and an elegant assortment of useful and fancy articles was tastefully displayed.

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