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Sand pit, Newtongrange. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

Sand pit, Newtongrange. Photo courtesy Midlothian Council Local Studies

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1965

MAYFIELD: A meeting to go into the problem of vandalism has been called by Mayfield Local Labour Party. The decision was made at the monthly meeting of the party, held in the Community Centre last week. People in the area are concerned over the cost of vandalism to the ratepayers.

1975

PENICUIK: More small shopkeepers are rallying round the flag in the battle against the giant superstore company Asda. This is swelling the ranks of the Penicuik shopkeepers who claim their livelihood is threatened by a hypermarket planned for Loanhead. Asda plan to open the story by January.

1990

TEMPLE: The old red telephone box in the middle of Temple’s Main Street is to be preserved as a monument to Scotland’s colouful past. The kiosk, which is of the traditional K6 type is among 54 in the south and east of Scotland which have been listed.

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