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Firefighters tackle Alexander’s blaze in Camelon back in 1997

More than 40 firefighters tackled a huge blaze at the Camelon plant of bus builder Alexander’s back in October 1997.

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NHS at 70: Service viewed as retrograde step by Falkirk hospital managers all those years ago...

When the Great War broke out in August 1914 there was a rush of young Falkirk men to the recruiting office.

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Moira Sommerville, who retired as depute head at Denny Primary back in 1996

Looking back: Miss Sommerville retires from Denny Primary School 1996

Twenty-two years ago, a former policewoman finished her last beat – as depute head teacher at Denny Primary School.

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Lieutenant Colonel JP Rennie with Jack Haughton in 1995

Looking back: Queen’s honour for TA stalwart Jack back in 1995

The Queen honoured one of the Territorial Army’s longest serving civilian workers back in 1995.

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The Laurieston Memorial unveiled in August 1921

Two centuries ago Laurieston was a new town built on nail-making

We often think of new towns and model villages as modern developments with carefully planned streets and houses appearing on relatively empty land.

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Looking back: Scouts’ family day at Barrwood 1993

Looking back: Scouts’ family day at Barrwood 1993

Back in 1993 the Forth Valley Scouts held their annual family day at Barrwood.

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Callendar House to hold talk on history of Falkirk FC

Callendar House to hold talk on history of Falkirk FC

Falkirk FC fans kicking their heels waiting for the start of the new season can step back in time at Callendar House on Thursday, June 21.

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Ruby Connell

Looking back: Sparkling success for Ruby as Bonnybridge claim promotion

Fans celebrated back in 1992 when Bonnybridge Juniors clinched promotion to the First Division.

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The team with Greig

Looking back: Firefighters’ take on whisky challenge back in 1991

Back in 1991, a team of ICI firefighters were preparing to head off on the whisky trail.

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Looking back: Big Country set to arrive in Falkirk in 1989

Looking back: Big Country set to arrive in Falkirk in 1989

Falkirk’s musical coup of the year reached fruition back in 1989 when superstars Big Country arrived in town.

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Looking back: Dennis lined up for Provost’s robes back in 1988

Looking back: Dennis lined up for Provost’s robes back in 1988

Camelon councillor Dennis Goldie was set to become Falkirk’s First Citizen back in 1988.

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Looking back: Pinta Girl Sheila’s driving ambition in 1988

Looking back: Pinta Girl Sheila’s driving ambition in 1988

Back in 1988, Kincardine’s 20 year-old Sheila Lamont had an ambition to become a rally driver.

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Looking back: Toddler freed by firefighters back in 1987

Looking back: Toddler freed by firefighters back in 1987

Firemen went to the rescue of a trapped toddler to help her perform the great escape in 1987.

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Committed friends group steaming    ahead with canal heritage trail

Committed friends group steaming ahead with canal heritage trail

A community group who are few in number but committed to preserving the past are about to have their dream realised.

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Nostalgia: Falkirk 1987 outdoor production honours Mary Queen of Scots

Nostalgia: Falkirk 1987 outdoor production honours Mary Queen of Scots

The cast of pageant Marie R which was performed in Falkirk for three nights in June 1987 to mark the 400th anniversary of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Kevin O'Brien with The Krankies in 1986

Looking back: Metropolitan Hotel is ‘fandabidozi’ in 1986

Laughter-makers The Krankies were the guests of honour when the doors of Falkirk’s newest hotel swung open back in 1986.

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A television crew visited Heather Dea's Slamannan home in the 1970s to see the tram up close

Mystery over location of 1920s Falkirk tram finally solved

The mystery behind a historic tram gifted to Falkirk Council almost 40 years ago has finally been revealed.

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Falkirk Herald Nostalgia. The Falkirk Herald 19th April 1985.

Looking back: Warm welcome for the Mariner Centre in 1985

The Mariner Centre leisure complex opened its doors to the public back in April 1985.

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Nostalgia: Neighbours were in poll position back in 1984

Nostalgia: Neighbours were in poll position back in 1984

Neighbourly love between George Murray and Margaret Sutherland will be stretched to the limit on May 3.

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Westquarter School in the 1950s

Ian Scott: Remembering the model village of Westquarter

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with members of the Redding and Westquarter Community Project on the production of an excellent book called ‘Westquarter Memories’ which pulled together the story of the model village through the eyes of many of those who had come there as children from overcrowded miners’ rows.

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