October 1986

Swimming in October!

WellgateSummer in October, that’s the way it was at the weekend. Saturday’s weather was almost too good to be true and while Sunday and Monday were overcast, the temperature was still high enough for many outdoor activities.

Perhaps the most surprising was the spectacle of swimmers in the Tay at Broughty Ferry, at teatime at the fast. Along with sailboard and other water enthusiasts they provided a happy scene for passers-by and a late reminder of another summer that never was!

Latest Video Releases

“Death Wish 3” sees Charles Bronson assume his hard-man, avenger role as Paul Kersey for a third time. Kersey returns to Brooklyn in answer to a distress call from an old pal called Charlie. But it is too late. Charles has been murdered and Kersey goes off to root out those verminous killers from the streets of the Big Apple. (Guild Home Video 18, 86 minutes).

The Gingerbread Lady

Thursday 18th September to Saturday 4th October 1986
A comedy by Neil Simon
Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee
Box Office (0382) 23530

“Soul Kiss”

If you are looking for something a little different for Sunday night why not pop along to the Tay Bar. It’s the last “Soul Kiss” evening and features the Beaver Sisters, who are on quite early at about eight o’clock.

Other acts include local group The Cat’s Oot the Bag and a stand-up comedian plus turns not confirmed at the time of writing.

Winter Chill Campaign

Dundee deputy Lord Provost Mr Tom McDonald launched a week-long campaign designed to help the city beat the winter chill. He was in City Square for the opening of a new exhibition bus which is touring Dundee, spreading the word about energy efficiency.

New Store

The most exciting fashion store in town
opens tomorrow…
Wrugges Man
You’ve Got To Look!
Wrygges is now bigger and better. And we’ve added Wrugges Man.
Look no further than the first floor, Goldberg, Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee.

John W. Hazel

John W. Hazel was the man you could always count upon to settle an argument – especially when it came to sport or, that most-discussed topic of all in Dundee, our weather.

Diarist John, tragically found dead on the railway line near Invergowrie this week, was a meticulous keeper of detail in his renowned diaries. Aged 86, he had not been in good health. He will be missed around town by a host of people he proudly called his friends.

A former railwayman who, ironically, died after being stuck by a train so close to where he used to work as a signalman, Mr Hazel who is survived by his son, John, who confirmed that Dad’s famed diaries are to be kept in the family.

David Peter Cars

M.O.T. While You Wait
All repairs at competative rates
Buttar’s Loan Service Station
43-45, Buttar’s Loan Dundee
Telephone (0382) 622424

Choir Aid

Dundee Presbytery is to hold a “Songs of Praise” on Sunday, November 2, at 6.30 p.m., in Meadowside St Paul’s Church. The church choirs of the presbytery (over a hundred voices), directed by Mr George McPhee, organist and Master of Choristers at Paisley Abbey, will lead the singing of favourite hymns and render anthems – all in aid of famine relief.