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).

Levi Strauss

A four-day week will come into operation later this month at the Dundee factory of Levi Strauss (UK) Ltd., because of the recession in the garment industry.  There are 250 employees affected.

See-through Door

If the glass door of your oven gets blackish, clean it with baking soda to restore its transparency.

What's on - Cinema

Odeon - Monster / When a Stranger Calls / Close Encounters.
Regal - Rising Damp / Porridge.
ABC - Adult Fairy Tales / Across the Great Divide / Jaws 1 & 2.
Victoria - Airplane.


Pressure Shock</b> - Tiffany's
The Freeze and Photographic Memories - Cavalier, Lochee.
Frankie Miller - College of Technology (Bowling Alley).
Street Level - Windmill Bar, Hilltown.

Increase in Taxi Fares

Dundee District Council's licensing committee agreed increases in taxi fares from March 30th.  The basic charge goes up from 58p for 1310 yards to 60p for 1200 yards and 5p will be added for each additional 240 yards.  The surcharge for hires between midnight and 6 am goes up from 10p to 20p.

1,000 will make pocket TV sets at Timex

A £5 million programme to manufacture a flat screen pocket television and radio set in Dundee, eventually producing 1,000 jobs at Timex, was announced on Wednesday by Sinclair Research Ltd., which has two laboratories in Cambridgeshire.  Work is due to start next year when 250 jobs will be available.

The remaining 750 employees will be required between 1982 and 1985.  But it's believed most of the 1,000 jobs will be filled by present Timex workers.  The pocket TV, with radio, measures 6" by 4" by 1" and weighs just a few ounces.  It is expected to sell at about £50.

Darts Champ for Kirkton

In the world of darts John Lowe is rated very highly.

Captain of the England team for those much-enjoyed international tourneys on TV, he will be in Dundee on Wednesday.

John will play an exhibition match at Kirkton Community Centre and there's certain to be a huge demand for tickets.

Crispy Onions

Roll chopped onions in flour before putting into hot fat.  They will be crispy and can be served with any dish.

A Proposal

A proposal to open a "sex shop" at 114-116 Strathmartine Road, next month has angered the local community and the Lord Provost, Councillors and Churchmen have spoken out against it.  Behind the proposal is a London-based company, Centrewall Ltd.