Bygone News - 25 to 50 years ago

May 1978

Flooding on the Kingsway

MultisDuring last weeks heavy rain the northern side of the roundabout on the Kingsway at its junction with Old Glamis Road was quite badly flooded - and not for the first time.

"Everytime there is heavy rain the dip at this circle fills up" said one angry driver.

"Apart from being the main dual carriageway this road is widely used by people going to the Kingsway Technical College. With cars travelling at speed it could result in an accident". Read more......

April 1978

Wellgate Centre's Opening Success

Wellgate CentreThe opening day of the Wellgate Centre in Dundee was heralded by hundreds of people milling about the landscaped areas, with not a seat to be had.

From a commercial and a public relations point of view yesterday's first day was an unqualified success. Read more......

March 1978

Anton House Open Weekend

Central BarThere was a large turnout at Anton House Work Centre, in Broughty Ferry yesterday afternoon, to hear Jimmy Spankie of Grampian TV perform the official opening ceremony of the house's open week. Read more......

February 1978

Plane Plunges into Tay in Thick Fog
Freezing ordeal as three cling to nose wheel. Two men and a teenage boy were pulled from the freezing, fogbound waters of the Tay yesterday after their light aircraft plunged into the river as it approached Dundee.

Amazingly the trio, all from Dundee, escaped virtually uninjured after their twenty minute ordeal, during which they clung desperately to the nose wheel, which had been torn from the aircraft on impact. Read more......

January 1978

New Health Centre Impresses Dundee Folk

Angus HotelIt is now seven weeks since the custom-built Wallacetown Health Centre in Dundee opened its doors to patients.

Built and equipped at a total cost of £725,000, the centre sited between Lyon Street and Victoria Street, is Dundee's newest and the biggest of its type in Tayside. Read more......