JOIN us as we take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about what was happening in the area 10 years ago. 

We delved into the Barrhead News archives to pick out some of the stories from over a decade ago. 

Here are some photographs from our edition which was published on Wednesday, June 5, 2013.

Do you remember these stories or spot any familiar faces?

1. Dad inspired me to pick up a guitar... now I'm reaching for the stars

Barrhead News: In demand musician Todi quit teaching for singingIn demand musician Todi quit teaching for singing (Image: Sourced)

A budding Barrhead musician quit her job as a nursery teacher to pursue a career on stage. Victoria Calder, more popularly known as Todi, attracted international interest as her star continued to rise. Radio stations and producers in New York and California vyed for her first demo CDs as she prepared to embark on the life of a solo singer and songwriter. Inspired by proud dad, David Calder, to pick up her first guitar, Todi had amassed a back catalogue of more than 60 songs, and was set to play at some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals.

2. Silverburn staff get their hands dirty in aid of community project

Barrhead News: Generous staff dug out their wellies for the eventGenerous staff dug out their wellies for the event (Image: Sourced)

An event, organised by the Silverburn Cares committee in partnership with the Damsto Darnley park rangers, saw members of the Silverburn management team help rejuvenate the area between Barrhead and Pollok. Dredging the pond was first order of the day as the team helped remove waste including, two trolleys, a TV and a locked safe – all of which was set to be recycled by Glasgow City Council. The team also helped with brightening up the area by painting fences and a staircase used by walkers.

3. Top Barrhead dancer takes show on the road to schools 

Barrhead News: Jennifer Innes of DancezoneJennifer Innes of Dancezone (Image: Newsquest)

Jennifer Innes of Barrhead's Dancezone visited kids at Vale of Leven Academy in West Dunbartonshire. She taught the kids all the Zumba basics and put girls and boys through their paces with a high-speed workout that was as much dancing as it was exercise.

4. Town spirit is alive and well at packed gala day

Barrhead News: Thousands turned up at Cowan Park as community supports biggest Barrhead gala day in 20 yearsThousands turned up at Cowan Park as community supports biggest Barrhead gala day in 20 years (Image: Newsquest)

Barrhead Gala returned triumphant as more than 6,000 people flocked to Cowan Park. A heavy downpour did little to dampen the spirit of the day which began with the biggest float parade in 20 years. Gala organisers breathed a sigh of relief after residents turned out in their thousands to line Main Street.

5. Footy-mad youngsters head to Hampden Park

Barrhead News: Pupils had a great day at Scotland's national stadiumPupils had a great day at Scotland's national stadium (Image: Newsquest)

Footy-mad youngsters from Springhill and Auchenbank Primary School went to Hampden Park with 300 other children from across Scotland and enjoyed a day to remember at the Tesco Bank Football Challenge. As well as enjoying a coaching session on the hallowed Hampden Park turf, the children took part in the Hampden Experience tour, and made the most of a mini funfair. 

6. Testimonial serves up eight-goal thriller

Barrhead News: Neilston edged the matchNeilston edged the match (Image: Newsquest)

Eight goals and plenty of action entertained hundreds of fans who gathered at the Brig O’Lea for Andy Whiteford’s testimonial match. Some of the biggest names in junior football entertained the crowd, as the likes of Roland Fabiani, Kevin O’Neil, Mark Cameron, Gavin Duncan and Steven Mallan played to pay tribute to Whiteford’s illustrious playing career.