September 1986

Charity Marathon

Bottom HilltownA twelve hour darts marathon ended with over £360 raised for the Kidney Machine Association.

The eight strong team from the Bay-view Bar ladies’ darts tam began at 10 a.m. and were joined later in the day by another two members.

The marathon was held in the Princes Street Snooker Club and highest scores of the day were recorded by Nancy Chaplin and Moira McLaren.

RAF Leuchars Air Display

On Saturday 20 September
Enjoy a day out with the family or friends watching the spectacular air display at RAF Leuchars, using this special day excursion fare and travelling by the special shuttle service which will run between Dundee and Leuchars from 1100 until 1800 hours.
Second class £1.80 return fare (Children 5 and under 16 – half price).
Full details available at departure stations.
We’re getting there.


Come Christmas shopping with us to Bolougne, luxury executive coach travel with one night in hotel for only £48, departure dates November 7, 14, 21, 28. Only at International Coachways, India Buildings, Dundee. Telephone 22774.

Celtic Hold No Fears for United

A visit by Celtic can bring a bout of nerves to many a team even before the ball is kicked. But Dundee United, entertaining Celtic on Saturday, have no reason to fear their visitors.

The Tangerines had an unbeaten league record against the premier champs last season collecting seven points out of a possible eight.

Celtic owed a lot to the finishing power of twin strikers Mo Johnston and Brian McClair last term. They are again proving a hot handful for defences and will carry the main threat to Jim McLean’s men.

However despite the way-going of international defender Richard Gough the Tangerines remain solid at the back.

Youth international Dave Beaumont has taken over from Gough and is improving with each game.

Iain Ferguson has made an impressive start to his Tannadice career and he, along with Paul Sturrock and Kevin Gallacher, can cause problems for the Celts defence that can be caught square at times.

Roots Wholefood Restaurant

7, Dock Street, Dundee (opposite Tayside House)

Can we dangle the carrot?

Nut Roast, pasta, prawn cocktail, vegetable pate, garlic bread, sirloin steak, gammon steak, chilli con carne, vegetarian pasties, herbal teas, Ceylon and Earl Grey tea, coffee and lots more.

Open Mon, Tues 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For bookings telephone 26864.

Reach for the Stars

A scoop for Dundee later this month will be the hosting of the first British Astronomical Association conference to be held in Scotland. Use will be make of the excellent Mill Observatory as well as the lecture facilities of the McManus Galleries.

This B.A. run conference will feature speakers like Heather Couper, well-known from TV appearances and author Nigel Henbest. Heather is a past president of B.A.

This weekend conference, which is expected to attract over 50 participants from all over the U.K., is intended for people of all levels of interest, including beginners.

Running from September 19 to 21, the get-together will be residential, with accommodation at the university’s centrally placed Chalmers Hall.

On the Saturday afternoon participants are being given excursion options to places like the observatory at St. Andrews, the Mills, Dundee University’s tracking station, on a different note Edzell Castle.

Space is to be made available within the Mcmanus Galleries for exhibition and trade stands. Your big chance to reach for the stars?

Whitehall Centenary

Whitehall Amateur Swimming Club have started planning a busy 1987, for it’s their centenary next year.

Formed in 1887 by William Kidd, a local printer, the club began as a gymnastic set up, with a swimming section which became affiliated to the S.A.S.A.  a few years later. It has had many honours over the years, in water polo, Olympic and Commonwealth representations and recently masters swimming.

Convener Norrie Dignan would be most grateful if any ex-Whitehall members could furnish him with memorabilia connected with the club over the years. Anything of sentimental value lent will be returned as soon as possible.

A dinner dance is being planned for September 1987, and a major open gala is to be held the same month. Details of these events will be announced later.

New Dundee Street

Dundee could have an additional street if planning permission is granted for a new housing development. The new Forebank Street would run from the present Forebank Road to Bonnybank Road after the completion of and 11-house development proposed by Charles Gray (Builders) Ltd.

Yorkshire Parkin

8 oz (225 gm) self-raising flour
½ level tspn ground ginger
8 oz (225 gm) medium oatmeal
4 oz (100 gm) sugar
3oz (75g) butter
8 oz (225 gm) golden syrup
QUARTER pint milk

Grease a 11 x 9 inch baking tin and line it with grease proof paper. Pre-heat oven to 150 c, 300 f or gas mark 2.

In a bowl mix the flour, ginger and oatmeal together. Put the sugar, butter and half the milk into a saucepan and gently heat, allow mixture to melt and blend but do not allow to boil. Cool slightly.

Add contents of pan to the flour mix and stir well. Add the remainder of the milk, stir and pour mixture into the prepared tin. Cook in centre of oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until parkin has began to shrink away from the sides of tin.

Leave in tin for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack, but leave grease paper on. When cold wrap in more grease proof paper and leave for a minimum of 24 hours before cutting.

Alex.Thomson & Son

42/44, Dudhope Crescent Road
Dundee. Tel. 23355.
Plumbing, Heating and Gas Fitting.