August 1980

Invasion of Bees

MurraygateWhen bees invaded his cabin, the driver of a double-decker bus lost control and the vehicle hit a lamp-post in Strathmartine Road. Two passengers were treated for shock.

Torrential Rain

Torrential rain accompanied by lightning and thunder soaked Dundonians making their way home from work at Wednesday tea time. King Street ran like a river as water cascaded down from higher parts. The AA were inundated with calls from stranded motorists.

Billy on a Bike

Billy Connolly makes a flying visit to Dundee this month. The city is to be one of the stops in his Glasgow-Inverness charity cycle run, a trip undertaken to raise funds for the Scottish Council of the Variety Club of Great Britain. He is expected to arrive at Riverside Drive at 3.30 pm on Tuesday 12th August. He will then visit the city centre branch of Ellerman Travel, who are sponsoring the trip.

We Are The Champions

Whitfield High School won the final of the BBC TV series "We are the Champions" last night. The team, all 1st year pupils, was John McGlashan, Steven Doyle, Fraser Cook, Susan Lorimer, Denise Robertson and Lorraine Patullo, with reserves Gary McGregor and Kathleen Smith.

New Bike Park

City Centre motor-cyclists may well be annoyed about the decision to remove their parking spaces from Reform Street - but several of them have found another spot just as central. They are parking at the end of Bank Street under the ramp to the roof of the Overgate Centre.

Jelly Icing

Dissolve one small cube of any flavour of jelly with boiling water and mix icing with it. You can make delicious tastes and colours for the topping.

Top Idea

Don't throw away ribbed tops of children's socks. They make ideal replacements for frayed cuffs.

Bargain LPs

In a sale recently I bought a couple of LPs at the low price of 75p! Expecting them to be poor quality, I was surprised to find that they were, in fact, quite good. All of which made me wonder - if a shop can afford to reduce prices so drastically, and likely still make a profit, why can't they have such sales more often?

Rail Bridge to Road Bridge Swim

36 swimmers, aged from 9 to 65, took part in the annual rail bridge to road bridge swim on Sunday. The men's winner, for the second year in succession, was 18-year-old Billy McGoldrick, of NCR Club. 15-year-old Barbara Yeats, City of Dundee, beat her channel swimmer sister, Mary, into 2nd place to take the women's title.

What's On - Cinema

Victoria - The Artistocats
Regal - The Wizard of Oz
Dundee Film Theatre - Deliverance
ABC - Can't Stop the Music / The Water Babies
Odeon - The Empire Strikes Back