May 1978

Flooding on the Kingsway

MultisDuring last weeks heavy rain the northern side of the roundabout on the Kingsway at its junction with Old Glamis Road was quite badly flooded - and not for the first time.

"Everytime there is heavy rain the dip at this circle fills up" said one angry driver.

"Apart from being the main dual carriageway this road is widely used by people going to the Kingsway Technical College. With cars travelling at speed it could result in an accident".A spokesman for Tayside Regional Council Roads Department, said "we're not planning any immediate improvements because there is a new scheme for a new junction layout at this spot. This will include a new drainage system".

"The idea is to improve the capacity of the roundabout and to ease the gradient on Old Glamis Road".

"It is hoped to begin the work some time in this financial year".

As the financial year has just began, it could be into 1979 before this work is started.

Until then it seems we'll just have to hope that it doesn't rain too heavily.

Broughty Ferry Gala Week

This year Broughty Ferry Gala Week is to be an even bigger and better affair. The organisers, the Broughty Ferry Traders Association announced this week that they had learned from their mistakes last year even though that was a great success.

The Gala Week will run from 2nd to 8th July and will be officially opened by Gordon Wilson, MP.

Among the events will be a vintage car parade, a 24 hour sponsored walk, pipe bands, water skiing and dining in the harbour, marquees and a disco.

Also planned are photographic and dancing exhibitions.

There will be a wide range of competitions and prizes including a shop window competition, draughts for children, darts and fishing.

On the display side, skateboarding, lifeboat and RAF helicopter are to be included.

Bus Fares

Bus fares are to go up on May 21st. The 9p and 11p fare will rise by 1p. The 13p, 16p and 18p fares will go up by 2p. There will be no change in the fares for children or OAPs.

Coldest Every April

April was a miserable month in the Dundee area, wet and cold and with much less sunshine than usual.

The mean temperature, 46.4F, was the lowest on record for April, the met office at Leuchars said.

The mean minimum was 36.7F. Rainfall was 2.539 inches compared with an average of 1.535 inches.

Fluffy Egg Whites

When beating up egg whites add a tiny pinch of salt. This makes them froth more quickly and they will also be stiffer.

An Apple a Day

A little boy heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and asked his mum if this was true.
"Yes, son, but why do you ask?"
"Please give me an apple quickly because I've just thrown my ball through the doctor's window".

Dundee's Top Scorer

Dundee's top scorer Billy Pirie is flying out with the team to Australia but leaves them after three games to join up with Sydney Olympic, for whom he played last summer. He is due back at Dens just before the start of the season.

Double Show

A double show opens at the Forebank Studio's, Forebank Road tomorrow presented by the Dundee Group (Artists) Ltd.

A large selection of work by John Johnstone, a Forfar artist and part-time lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, will be on show. This will include a number of etchings, oil paintings and water colours of the Forfar district.

Alison Bell will be displaying a wide collection of her water colour prints.

The exhibition is open for two weeks in the main gallery for two weeks from 1 pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday and 5 pm to 7 pm weekdays.

Fund-raising Dance

Radio Tay, the hospital broadcasting station which provides such an excellent service for patients in Ninewells and Dundee Royal Infirmary is running a fund-raising dance in the Barracuda on Monday 15th May.

The station exists almost entirely on voluntary donations and entirely on voluntary help. The dance is to raise much-needed equipment to improve and extend their service.

Two of Tayside's top bands will be appearing at the dance, along with DJ's from the station. The bands are Skeets Boliver and Airway.

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