August 1990, the railway vaults pool team won the Blantyre & District pool league summer cup. They defeated league champions 6-5 in a closely fought final at Potters pool lounge.
The Railway Vaults received a cheque for £100, a team trophy and individual strophes. The captain of the team Tom Woods, is pictured receiving the trophy from the manager of Potters (Who sponsored the event) Michael Rouse.
Are you one of the guys in the picture? Let us know!
December 1990, Earnock high school Janitor Billy Agnew used his head to raise money for the Cash for Kids appeal.
Billy agreed to have his lovely locks shaved off for the appeal. Hairdresser Liz Calderwood had the responsibility for shaving his head in the Avon Bar and she managed to complete the job without any problem. Billy’s sacrifice paid off as he raised £250 for the appeal.
Were you at the Avon Bar that night or do you know Billy? Let us know.
Class of 1990. St. Ninian’s boys football team. Scott Simpson stands out a mile, but who else do you recognise?
With the recent events that have taken place at the Burnbank Shopping Centre, George Buchanan is trying to get enough signatures to make changes to this once vibrant hub.
Burnbank Shopping Centre has a history going back many generations as being a family friendly hub for the whole community. Unfortunately Burnbank is facing difficult times at present and has done for some time now. Please lend your support and your voice by signing this petition to help bring about significant and lasting change for the betterment of everyone and see Burnbank return to its former glory!
George Buchanan along with other Burnbank shopkeepers have raised these concerns with Cllr Davie McLachlan and others. A suggestion was put forward to reopen the “Red Road” to allow traffic back through, disrupting unsavoury loitering and enabling better access for regular shoppers. This was taken by Davie to the council and is now being considered.
Please sign this petition to support this course of action.