50 YEARS AGO

Wishaw Press - - MEMORY LANE -

Awishaw woman was se­ri­ously in­jured when she was at­tacked walk­ing along Dry­burgh Road. Agnes Pen­ny­cook suf­fered a frac­tured skull and fa­cial in­juries as a re­sult of the ter­ri­fy­ing at­tack.

Plans for the Burgh’s new £138,000 old folk’s home in Merry Street, Mother­well were passed by the Dean of Guild Court.

Thetown Coun­cil fi­nalised the pro­pos­als for the neigh­bour­hood cen­tre which was to be part of the sec­ond phase of the mam­moth hous­ing de­vel­op­ment at Gowk­thrap­ple.

Wishaw man John Ren­nie, who had been­town Clerk of Aberdeen for 22 years, an­nounced his re­tire­ment.

MP Miss Mar­garet Her­bi­son caused a shock when she an­nounced she would not stand for re-elec­tion.

The first shop in the new Mother­well Cross de­vel­op­ment opened be­long­ing to Cooper’s Su­per­mar­ket.

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