July 1960

Dundee Air Service

Camperdown LibraryA regular air service between Dundee, Liverpool and London will start on October 10 - provided the Air Ministry Advisory Council gives the all clear. Starways, Ltd., a Liverpool airline, have made an application to run the service. Where the planes will land has not yet been finalised, but it will either be Leuchars or Errol. This is the second firm to apply for permission to operate flights to Dundee. A week ago it was announced that Dan-Air services, Ltd - Independent air operators - are awaiting approval of their application to run passenger, freight and mail services between Dundee, London, Newcastle and Liverpool, Dan-Air hoped to start on January 1, 1961.

Dick to Quit After Olympics

Olympic gold medallist Dick McTaggart has announced he will retire, win or lose, after the Olympic Games in Rome next month. The light-weight leaves on August 6 for a fortnight's training in England. On August 20, he flies to Rome.

Dundee Pleasure Drive

If you've 1½ hours to spare take a
Dundee Pleasure Drive
And see how your own city has expanded
A 24-mile sight-seeing tour around Dundee.
Entirely new, including all the housing estates.
Buses leave Shore Terrace between Noon and 7.30 p.m. daily
Sunday, July 24, to Sunday, August 7, inclusive.
Adults 2/6. Children 1/3.

High Road to Knowledge

For pleasure, recreation and information
Dundee Public Libraries
Are at your service.

Woolworths to Buy Lochee Kirk

A price has been agreed for the sale of Lochee East Church, Dundee, to Messrs F. W. Woolworths, the chain store firm. A Church of Scotland Official in Edinburgh said this week that they are prepared to sell the property. Negotiations have been going on for some time. The deal now awaits Messrs Woolworth obtaining planning permission for the development of the site.

The High Street Won't Be the Same

The Hub, in High Street, believed to be the world's smallest shop, is to close at the end of the month. The wee shop, with a floor space little more than three feet by three feet has been in the hands of the Lamb family since 1898.

Originally it was a steep and narrow staircase leading to a billiard saloon. A man fell down and was killed and it was closed by the authorities. Mr Bob Lamb, a cabinetmaker, made the seemingly fantastic offer to rent the stairway for the sale of newspapers and cigarettes. It was a gamble and it came off.

In 1932 the Lamb family decided to buy the property. It cost them £1400, which made it the most expensive shop for its area in the city. Seventy-five-year-old Mr Lamb is recovering from an illness and will never be able for a normal day in the hub again, hence the decision to sell the shop. The new owners Messrs H. Samuel, jewellers and watchmakers, whose existing premises extend on both sides of the Hub.

Housewives Voice

When making tomato sandwiches for carrying, slip a piece of greaseproof paper under the sliced tomato and also a piece on top. Sandwich will be as fresh as when it was made. Miss W. Martin, Fife.

The J.M. Ballroom

North Tay Street
Two weeks
Monday, July 4, 1960
The Dennis Langfield Orchestra

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Your Weeks Dance Sessions are:-
Monday - 8-11 p.m. 3/- No Teenagers Admitted
Tuesday - 8-11 p.m. Over 20's Night 3/-
Wednesday - 8-11 p.m. Popular Night 3/-
Thursday - 8-11 p.m. 3/- No Teenagers Admitted
Friday 8.30 p.m.  - 1a.m. Late Night 5/- No Teenagers Admitted
Saturday - . 3/- 8-11 p.m. 3/-  No Teenagers Admitted

Sunday Movies on a Year's Trial

Dundee cinemas can open on Sunday for a trial period of a year, starting on July 17. Hours will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opening will be on a rota basis, four or five each week.

This was decided on Wednesday night by the Police Committee on the casting vote of the convener, Bailie John Stewart.

Mr L.D. Johnston moved that cinemas be open at 7 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. He said the Palace Theatre had asked to be allowed to open at 6.30 p.m. on Sundays, and the committee had said they must not open before 7.30 p.m. The two must be kept in line.

Bailie Stewart explained that the cinema doors would not open before six o'clock. The feature film would be shown twice. The vote resulted 6-6, and Bailie Stewart's casting vote went to his motion.


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