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July 1982

Keegan Will Face United

Boots cornerDundee United who have pulled off scoop pre-season friendlies in recent years, have arranged another top attraction at Tannadice next month.

Southampton English first division table topper's for a spell last season are heading north to play United on Wednesday August 11. Among the many stars in the Southampton team is Kevin Keegan, English International striker. Read more......

June 1982

Chief Librarian's Retiral

Angus HotelTributes were paid by district councillors and officials on Wednesday night to Dundee's Chief Librarian, Mr Duncan Torbet, who was attending his last meeting of the Cultural Services Committee prior to his retiral on July 24th. Read more......

May 1982

Civic Amenities Department to Disappear

Building WorkAt a meeting of Dundee District Council last night (Thurs), proposals which will see the disappearance of the present civic amenities division were discussed in private. Read more......

April 1982

Poparound - Looks like being a sell out for Elkie

Victoria RoadIt seems as though the bulk of music lovers in Dundee are set for an evening of good music today (Friday). The tickets for the Elkie Brooks concert are all but sold out - the remaining few are expected to go quickly at the door. Read more......

March 1982

Rate Payers Face 15.25% Increase

Bottom HilltownDundee District Council rate is to be 40p in the pound - an increase of 5p over last year. It was passed by 23 votes to 18 by the finance committee and then ratified by the same margin at the district council immediately afterwards. Read more......

February 1982

Million Dollar Deal

City SquareHundreds of Dundee jobs will be safe-guarded thanks to a deal between Nimslo International - innovators of the 3D camera and their major shareholders, the Olsen organisation. The Timex Corporation is an off shoot of Olsen and at the moment over 400 people are employed in producing the revolutionary camera. The deal is to sell some 125 million dollars worth of cameras in the States over the next two years. Read more......

January 1982

Garbage Mountain Grew During Freeze-Up

OvergateAs January moved into its third week many households in Dundee are still waiting their first refuse collection of 1982. And in a bid to catch up on emptying bins, the cleansing department has six extra vehicles on the go at the beginning of the week. Read more......

December 1981

Ann Adair at Toy Appeal

MurraygateThe Keillor Centre's annual toy appeal is once again underway in an effort to collect playthings for needy children at Christmas.

Ann Adair from the "Journal" will be at the Centre on Sunday 6th December to collect donations. Read more......

November 1981

Railway Exhibition Marks Anniversay

WellgateTaking pride of place in Dundee's Central Museum in Albert Square is an exhibition to mark the anniversary of the opening of the Dundee and Newtyle railway. The line was opened 150 years ago and the exhibition shows many of the original plans, maps, station signals, illustrations, old photographs and other various odds and ends associated with the railways are on display. Read more......

October 1981

Dens Road Market

OvergateDundee's own Petticoat Lane..
Dens Road Market
Rated Scotland's finest indoor market - where bargain-hunting ends!
Something For Everyone:-
The Golden Age
The Younger Ones
The Trendy Set
Over 100 stalls Read more......