50 years ago

The Town Council earlier agreed to plant trees on the spare ground to the east of the Sewage Works. This ground was now having to be used for the disposal of dried sludge, the Surveyor reported to the Sewage Works Committee. 
This sludge being poisonous, trees could not be planted. 
On the motion of Councillor Pirnie, Convener of the Sewage Works Committee, it was agreed to recommend that only a screen of trees be planted at an estimated cost of £40.

Country folks in town for the day were amongst the many who patronised the Guide coffee morning in the Mechanics’ Hall on Saturday. 
It was a joint effort carried through by Guiders, Guides and Local Association. 
The effort realised the very worth-while total of £111 14s.