Pedestrians stop in silent tribute as the coffins of two part-time paratroopers killed in the River Trent disaster are carried through Falkirk High Street in October 1975. 10 members of the 131 Independent Squadron TA regiment were killed at Cromwell Weir in Nottinghamshire.

In pictures: 28 photos of Falkirk in the 1970s

It was a different time, but many of these photos may seem familiar.

Take a look and enjoy a snapshot of Falkirk in the 1970s.

Flames and smoke billowing across the rooftops from the fire at the Scottish Tar Distllers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973.

5. Tar plant fire in Camelon, 1973

Flames and smoke billowing across the rooftops from the fire at the Scottish Tar Distllers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973.
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A fireman tackles the blaze at the Scottish Tar Distillers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973.

6. Firefighters takes on the tar plant fire, 1973

A fireman tackles the blaze at the Scottish Tar Distillers' plant at Camelon near Falkirk in November 1973.
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Petty Officer Wheelan loading one of the replica carronades (a light cannon) - also in picture Lieutenant Commander K Kempsall and Seaman J Mckenzie.

7. Carron Ironworks cannon, 1971

Petty Officer Wheelan loading one of the replica carronades (a light cannon) - also in picture Lieutenant Commander K Kempsall and Seaman J Mckenzie.
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Visitors to the TV studio at Callendar Park College in Falkirk.

8. Callendar Park College, 1971

Visitors to the TV studio at Callendar Park College in Falkirk.
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