50 YEARS AGO

Wishaw Press - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Po­lice were step­ping up their war on bagsnatch­ers af­ter 11 women were at­tacked in just two months.

There was a spate of car thefts and po­lice charged two men in con­nec­tion with five of the in­ci­dents.

Keen cy­clist Joewil­son landed in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing hit by a car on a trip to the Clyde Coast.

Two men ad­mit­ted steal­ing cop­per wire from tele­phone lines be­tween Wishaw Cen­tral and Law Junc­tions train sta­tions.

An 11-year-old­wishaw girl was in­jured when she was knocked down by a car in Main Street,wishaw.

Coun­cil work­ers had a sur­prise“find” over the fes­tive hol­i­day pe­riod when they dis­cov­ered a horse­shoe com­pletely en­cased in the branch of a felled tree.

Mr R Har­ri­son MBE was ap­pointed as the new Head Postmaster of Mother­well fol­low­ing Mr Alex Mclel­lan’s re­ti­ral.

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