Bygone News - Music / Concerts en Dundee is my heaven on earth <p>I was born in Maryfield Hospital in 1947. My mum Ruby Fisken was a long time nurse there. My dad Jim played the piano in a local band that played at the dancehalls. I used to go and sit by his side. By the time the night was over, you couldn't see anyone's heads for the secondhand smoke.</p> <p>In summer, I loved going for a day at Broughty Beach. When the bus would start and stop, all the shells of the wilks would run back and forward.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/dundee-my-heaven-earth"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bands / Groups Celebrations / Occasions Childhood Cinema / Theatre Coronation Entertainment Family Fifies (Tay Ferries) Food and Drink Holidays/Day Trips Music / Concerts Royal Family Pam Fisken Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:16:11 +0000 fiona.christison 1196 at Andy Lothian and his Band <div style="width: 450px; height: 100px;"> <p>The band were:<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/andy-lothian-and-his-band"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bands / Groups Dancing / Dance Halls Music / Concerts Carolyn Lothian Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:58:19 +0000 fiona.christison 969 at Memories of Dundee - Part Seven <div class="content clear-block"> <p>1939 was also a remarkable year for me personally. My parents were Good Templars, i.e they did not drink alcoholic beverages and were staunch members of the Independent Order of Good Templars in Dundee or simple ‘the Lodge’ as they termed it, since every branch was a lodge with a particular name and number. My first recollections are of them being members of Camperdown Lodge, which met on a Saturday evening in Camperdown Masonic Hall which was situated in a corner of a square, up an outside stair from which access was gained by way of a pend in Barrack Street. However this closed, due to lack of members in 1938. My parents them transferred their allegiance to Rescue Lodge which met on a Tuesday evening in St Salvador’s church hall in Church Street. There were other lodges which met on other evening's throughout the city; The Home of Peace, The Pioneer of Peace and The Perseverance are the ones I remember.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/memories-dundee-part-seven"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> </div> Barrack Street Church Street 1930's Childhood Entertainment Family Music / Concerts Walter Blacklaw City Centre Hilltown Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:01:25 +0000 lynne.davidson 762 at Happy Ever After Band <p><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_right imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border'><a href="" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title=""><img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border imagecache imagecache-medium" style="" width="230" height="165" /></a> <span class='image_meta'></span></span>I lived in Dundee until 1976 when I moved to Leeds to pursue a musical career, which was good until I retired this year. In Dundee I was the singer with 'Happy Ever After' before going solo and remember playing the Dee Club, Angus Hotel and all the American bases. It was a great life and I would like any fellow musicians who remember me to get in touch.</p> 1970's Bands / Groups Dancing / Dance Halls Entertainment Music / Concerts Cody Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:28:54 +0000 lynne.davidson 596 at