November 1985

100th Euro Goal

Macalpine RoadIan Redford had the honour of scoring Dundee United's 100th European goal when he notched the winner against Neuchatel on Wednesday. The former Dundee and Rangers striker is making a telling contribution to United's Euro goal tally this season. In two previous ties he has notched up a couple of goals. Ian has been troubled with injuries since his transfer from Rangers, but hi is enjoying his football again at Tannadice. And he is providing the competition Jim McLean wants in attack.

The Mystery of Alfred McIntosh

Dundee business man George McIntosh, of Charleston Drive, often travels to Birmingham and it was from there that some interesting documents came into his possession. They are mostly letters, dating away back in 1915, when a certain Dundee-born Alfred McIntosh, aged 20, died for his country on the Flanders' battlefields.

The letters were part of a job-lot bought in auction at Birmingham by a secretary of a company George McIntosh deals with. Seeing the name was the same, the buyer of this mystery correspondence offered them for scrutiny to the present-day Dundee McIntosh’s whom she knew.

But it didn't take George and his family long to decide that the luckless young Alfred, a private soldier and trainee gunsmith in civvy life, was no kin of theirs.

The letters, however, are a moving testament of a soldier's death and a family's loss, a scene which must have been repeated so often through a war which saw no end of carnage and waste of valuable young lives. So George McIntosh and his family are wondering if there are any relatives of young Alfred's still around in Dundee - and to whom it might mean something to look at these letters from 70 years ago. There are some clues among the correspondence. Alfred's parents were James and Lizzie McIntosh and they had another son, George, as well as a daughter. Young George seems to have landed in the Navy.

Dundee addresses on the letters include 247, Hilltown and 13 Charles Street. Part of the family seems to have borne the surname of Boyack. The Birmingham branch of the McIntosh family lived there in Selly Oak.

Also among the letters is a large medallion which testifies to Alfred McIntosh's sacrifice. If any member of the family in Dundee today recognises the names and would like to see the letters, we would be pleased to put them in touch.

Cinnamon Cake

We like this recipe sent in by Mrs Annie Riley, Sutherland.
Take 4oz butter or margarine
4oz caster sugar
2 eggs
2oz desiccated coconut
6oz self-raising flour
2 tablespoons milk.

For the filling:-
6oz icing sugar
3oz butter or margarine
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 tablespoonfuls milk.

Cream fat and sugar together until light and fluffy, add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add coconut and then fold in the flour alternatively with the milk. Put into a greased and floured 7in round cake tin and bake in a moderate oven for 1¼ hours. Cool on a wire rack.

Slice into three layers and put together with the filling. Make this by sieving the icing sugar and cinnamon. Reserve two teaspoonfuls of this mixture and mix the rest with the butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk. Put the cinnamon filling between the layers. Sprinkle the reserved sugar and cinnamon on the top of the cake.

Adopt and Animal Scheme for Camperdown Wildlife Park

Dundee district's leisure and recreation committee are to implement an adoption and sponsorship scheme for animals at Camperdown Park's wildlife centre. The adoption scheme is aimed at school, voluntary, youth and other groups to encourage youngsters to become involved in the caring of animals and birds there. The sponsorship scheme will relate more to commercial establishments.

Jim Makes History

Well-kent Broughty Castle Bowling Club member Jim Bell makes history tonight (Friday). He will collect the championship trophy for a record sixth time at the club's presentation dinner in the club rooms.

Every bowler strives to win the club singles' crown but getting your name on the trophy six times takes special skills with the woods. Jim Bell, with his barrowload of honours, shows he has the special qualities that make a champion. H is one of the most popular figures in bowls and his wealth of stories about the game keeps him in constant demand as an after-dinner speaker.


Public Bar, Lounge and Function Suite
Under new management
Strictly over 21's
Dress smartly, no denims
Open seven days
Meals served daily
Functions - Monday - Thursday nights
Silks, 2, Whitehall Crescent, Dundee. Telephone 26466.

Top Gear at the Wardrobe

If you are looking for something just a little different, then head for The Wardrobe. Just opened at 40, Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, the shop stocks both men and women's fashion.

A lot of the outfits are made up by young designers and many are "one-off's" - no worries about meeting someone wearing exactly the same dress!

If you are going to have a look around, The Wardrobe is open from 10.30 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Make a date in your diary, too, as The Wardrobe is staging a fashion show at the Dance Factory on Sunday, November 10.

Bright Tips

New Socks? - Are children's white socks dingy? Give them a new look. Pop them into a pan of water with two teabags and a little vinegar. Bring to the boil, simmer for a while, rinse in cold water. The socks become a lovely cream colour. Mrs Millar, Perth.

Fruit Salad - Run cold water over sliced bananas. They'll keep their colour in the fruit salad, even to the next day. Mrs E. Stewart, Glasgow.

Warm Them Up - Brass and copper articles can be cleaned more quickly and easily if they are warm. Place before a heater - at a safe distance for a few moments. Bowls and jugs can be filled with warm water till they hare heated through. Mrs I. McIntosh, Ellon.

Marcella's Video Spot

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They include:- The Legacy, Ruby, Spasms, Chud, Titan Find, The Haunting of Julia, Mortuary, Final Conflict and Amityville Horrors.
Come in soon!
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Tapes: Monday to Friday, 2 for £2.50; Weekend offer - 3 for £4.
Marcella's Video Spot
300a, Perth Road, Dundee.
Telephone 646647.