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September 1981

Activities For The New Season

StreetsceneArdler Community Centre, Turnberry Avenue, Dundee
Welcomes new members
The activiities we will be offering this season are:- Read more......

August 1981

Long Walk For Charity

Blackness LibraryA punishing schedule of 44 miles of walking every day for six days, lies ahead of four Dundee men as they attempt to walk to Manchester for charity. The four, all members of Tayside St Mungo Lodge of the Buffaloes, are trying to raise £1000 for the Arbroath Adult Training Centre. The walk's organiser Mr Patrick Allen, 129, Kingsway East, who suffers from a bone disease, will be travelling in a support car, to back up the walkers. Read more......

July 1981

Scottish Strawberries

City ChurchesA wedding gift of strawberries to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was flown to London today by a group of North-East farmers.

Grampian Growers, a co-operative of 18 farmers, mainly in Kincardine and Angus sent 150 lbs of berries from their farms to be delivered to Buckingham Palace. Read more......

June 1981

Seaside Break

City SquareScarborough (near Peasholme Park) - Bed, breakfast, evening dinner, £6 per person, children under 12 £4.50. Hot and cold in all rooms. Phone 0723 60794.

The Good Life

The Every Popular...
Nurses Night
9pm - 1am
Monday's the Night
The Good Life....Barracuda           
Marketgait, Dundee. Telephone 27373/4. Read more......

May 1981

Red Cross Week

MurraygateTo mark the beginning of Red Cross Week, the Dundee branch of the British Red Cross Society will take part in the morning service at 11am tomorrow in Dundee Parish Church, (St Mary's).

Lord Provost J.P Gowans, JP, Patron of the Dundee Branch, Miss I.B.S Clark, Branch President, Miss G.D Thomson, MBE,  Branch Director - accompanied by officers and member including youth and juniors will attend. Read more......

April 1981

Burma Star Asssociation

MurraygateBurma Star Asssociation - Registered under war charities act (1940).
Dundee and District Branch
Grand Coffee Morning with usual stalls in the Glassite Halls, King Street, Dundee on Saturday 20th June
at 10am - 1pm.
Adults 30p / Children 15p. Read more......

March 1981

Keiller's Factory

WellgateA spokesman for the Nestle Group said the firm was in discussions with a British company about the possible purchase of Keiller's factory in Mains Loan, Dundee. If a buyer can't be found, the 320 workers redundancy. Read more......

February 1981

School Birthday Celebrations

OvergatePart of the 21st birthday celebrations by Kirkton High School, Dundee, included this week's production of a musical "Eb and Flo" presented by pupils in the school hall.  Some of the cast members were Janice Mather (Flo), Graeme Cowie (Eb) and Fiona Malcolm (the fairy). Read more......

January 1981

Wall Plaque

City SquareHave you an old plate, chipped round the edge?  Glue ice lolly sticks round the edge, varnish or paint them, and you have a pretty wall plaque.
Ruling for Taxi Drivers
Dundee taxi drivers were refused permission by Tayside Regional Council to use the buses-only lane down Victoria Road to pick up fares and thus reduce their petrol consumption.

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December 1980

Bosses' Wives Have The Final Say

Angus HotelCup final fever has hit Dundee with our two senior soccer club teams meeting tomorrow (Saturday) at Dens Park to decide this season's winners of the league. Read more......