Invitation to the Newport Burgh Golden Jubilee celebrations - 50 years as a burgh on 8 October 1937.
News article from 1953 describing Frank Morrison, the first person to be given freedom of the burgh, becoming Newport's first Honorary Burgess. Only one other person would receive that honour: Miss Maude Pilkington in 1970.
Miss Pilkington died on 14 January, 2002 at the age of 100. She was given the Freedom of the Burgh in 1970.
Miss Pilkington was one of only two people to become Honorary Burgesses and to be awarded Freedom of the Burgh. She was given this honour by Provost Soutar on 9 October 1970. Miss Pilkington lived latterly at Whincraig, Norwood, but from the 1900s to the 1940s the Pilkington family lived at St Fort House. The other ...
Round Table members recognising Miss Maude Pilkington's freedom of the burgh 1970.
Council meeting in Newport-on-Tay in the Blyth Hall in 1971. Back Row L-R: K Pritchard (burgh prosecutor), John Herald (depute town clerk), Jack Morton (burgh surveyor), James Duncan (burgh chamberlain), David McLaren, R Paterson. Front Row L-R: Rev Robert Howieson, Alex Gilruth (town clerk), S Zimmerman (Baillie), Provost Gordon Soutar (Provost 1968-71), Randolph Webster (Baillie), Margaret McLeod, ...
On 11 November 1974, David Steel, Moderator of the Church of Scotland (and father of David Steel, politician) visited Newport and was given a civic reception in the Blyth Hall, organised by the Town Council.