Polmont news from Thursday, August 14

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Braveheart Walks

This walk leaves from Polmont Station (by the bowling club) at 7 p.m. every Tuesday. Walkers look forward to seeing you there for a blether along the way. For more information please call (01324) 673703.  

Photo Competition

The Cat Register and Rescue annual photo competition takes place during the Autumn Fayre on Saturday, September 20 in Greenpark Community Centre from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. To enter, print the cat’s name along with your name, address and phone number on the back of the photos (maximum of 10) and post to : The Charity Shop, 29 Main Street, Brightons, Falkirk FK2 0JS. Closing date for entries is Friday, September 10. Rosettes and certificates will be awarded to the winning entries. Please come along on the day to view the photos and browse the stalls, then visit our cafe for refreshments and home baking. You can also find our more about the work of the CR&R from the volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there. At this time, we would like to thank the staff of Sainsbury’s and their customers for the very generous donations of cat food to our summer appeal.

School PTA

St Margaret’s Primary School PTA will have its AGM at St Margaret’s Primary School, Polmont on Tuesday, September 2 at 6.30 p.m. All Welcome.

Horticultural Show

Polmont Horticultural Society’s annual flower show will be held in Polmont Sports Centre on Saturday, September 6. Schedules are now available and can be obtained from members of the committee or by contacting the society secretary on (01324) 628989, or by e-mail: moorerena51@gmail.com.

Probus Club

The development of the former Grangemouth aerodrome as a training base for Spitfire pilots during World War II, and the unveiling last year of the Spitfire Memorial in Bo’ness Road outside the gates of the former RAF station, formed the subject of a most engrossing talk delivered to members of Polmont Probus Club last week. The speaker was Ian Pratt, a former officer with Grangemouth (Spitfire Squadron) Air Training Corps. The vote of thanks was offered by Colin McNeil. President-elect Hector MacKenzie was in the chair.