50 YEARS AGO
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.