Dishonest Appropriation of Goods

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on Friday, Margaret Wilson, farm servant, was charged with having on 31st July  last in the shop in Masonic Buildings, Cumbernauld Station, Cumbernauld, occupied by William Mair, pretended she had been sent by Mrs Paton, Seafar Farm, Cumbernauld, for a pair of boots, two pounds of biscuits, four yards of tape, and a halfpenny worth of needles, and thereby did induce Mrs Mair to give her two pair of boots, two pounds of biscuits, four yards of tape and a halfpenny worth of needles, which she had no intention of paying for, and which she appropriated for her own use. She pleaded not guilty, but was convicted on evidence. Accused, who had been twice previously convicted, absconded at the time, and has just been apprehended in Inverary. She was sent to prison for 60 days.

Carriage Accident

Falkirk Herald 22nd May 1909
Last week an accident which might have attended with fatal result occurred at the Spur Inn corner, when a motor car ran into a machine owned Mr George Watkins, who is a carriage hirer in the place. Mr Watkins had passengers for the 12.30 train to Glasgow, and while passing the Spur, and making for Carlisle Road, the motor ran into him, striking the horse and knocking it down and breaking the shafts of the machine. Beyond a fright, none of the passengers was hurt.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Falkirk Herald 12th June 1897

Jubilee Arrangements – An influential committee is busy at work making the necessary arrangements for a demonstration of school children from Cumbernauld, Arns, and Southern District on the Diamond Jubilee Day. Mr Muirhead, Kildrum Farm, has kindly granted a field for the occasion, and the Camelon Band is engaged for the day. The inhabitants of the district are taking considerable interest in it, and subscriptions are coming in well. The School Board is also taking an active part in the matter, so that a successful day is anticipated.
On Sunday 20 June, 1897, Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee Accession Day at Windsor Castle.

Scottish Convalescent Home for Poor Children

Greenfaulds, Cumbernauld
The object of this home is that poor, sick, slum children get from two to four weeks in the country free. It is entirely supported by voluntary contributions. Hon. President, Sir A. H. Pettigrew, Glasgow; president, Lady Yarrow, Craigend Castle, Milngavie; secretary, Miss Thomson, 6 First Avenue, Netherlee; hon. treasurer, Harry D Boyd, C.A., Duneaton, Whittingehame Drive, Glasgow W.2

Cars Collide

Falkirk Herald Aug 19th 1933 On Saturday and alarming motor smash occurred at South Cumbernauld at the point where the road from Palacerigg Labour Colony joins the Carlisle Road. A’bus conveying men from the Colony to Glasgow was emerging on to the main road, when an English-owned motor lorry struck it, and smashed part of the ‘bus. Three of the ‘bus occupants were injured and received medical attention from Dr Glen. They were afterwards removed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for further treatment. Francis Smith (28), Argyle St, Glasgow, was the most seriously hurt, his injuries being to his side. Charles Campbell (44), Lawmoor Street, received nasal injuries, and Robert Murray (23), Oakhill Road, sustained eye and leg wounds.

Note: Dr Glen attended me in my very early days and his daughter taught me maths at Lenzie Academy in the mid-60s.