Nostalgia

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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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12 pictures you’ll recognise if you lived in Grangemouth in the 1960s

The fortunes of Grangemouth have ebbed and flowed over the years but there is no doubt that during the 1960s it was very much a town on the up.

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Former world lightweight champion boxer Jim Watt takes one on the chin from a small boy at the opening of Grangemouth's Easter Cavalcade in April 1983.

Looking back: Jim Watt is the VIP back in 1983

Grangemouth welcomed a VIP guest to open its Easter Cavalcade in April 1983.

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Looking back: Successful production of ‘The Gondoliers’ 1982

Looking back: Successful production of ‘The Gondoliers’ 1982

Forth Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society sailed through yet another successful season with “The Gondoliers” back in 1982.

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Grangemouth canal and dockyard around 1950

Ian Scott: Heritage Trust archive is ‘a treasure trove of memories’

This is a very important year in the history of Grangemouth.

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Look back at Young Portonians in 1982

Look back at Young Portonians in 1982

A sea of smiling faces from these members of Grangemouth’s Young Portonian Theatre Company.

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Looking back: Countdown to opening of Strathcarron Hospice 1981

Looking back: Countdown to opening of Strathcarron Hospice 1981

Over 2300 people took the opportunity to visit Strathcarron Hospice, Randolph Hill, Dunipace, when an open day was held in 1981.

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Looking back: Langlees Young People’s Association 1981

Looking back: Langlees Young People’s Association 1981

A band of dedicated youngsters planned to clean up one of Falkirk’s ‘‘problem’’ areas back in 1981.

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Falkirk New Municipal Buildings

Nostalgia: Creating a ‘fortress’ in 1980

A proposal to turn Falkirk’s Municipal Buildings into a security fortress was released in 1980.

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Nostalgia: Teenage soccer starlet gets his big break in English league

Nostalgia: Teenage soccer starlet gets his big break in English league

Falkirk skipper Gary Gillespie, the youngster who thought he would struggle to get into the first team at Brockville, will officially become a Coventry City player this weekend.

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