Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail kicked off on June 17, with statues installed at a variety of locations across Tayside and Fife. We’ve been asking our readers to send us selfies of them out and about enjoying the trail. These are some of our favourite photos from this week.
This group of youngsters got the chance to show off their talents on stage at the Marryat Hall in 1995. The show had a mix of drama, music and, quite randomly, karate. Judging by the big thumbs up it must have gone pretty well. I wonder where these kids are now? Singers? Actors? Karate experts?
A replica of the train which plunged from the Tay Rail Bridge in 1879 was created as part of a community drama named ‘Bridge’ performed in the High School of Dundee’s playground and through the streets of the city centre.
The number these kids are holding was for a bullying helpline which was the first of its kind in 1994. Children could phone up and receive support. The kids pictured here were all pupils of Whitfield High.
Well, I am glad to see they at least put one crash mat down or this could have all gone incredibly wrong.
Members of the Institute of Housing in Scotland visited Dundee's award-winning Upper Dens Housing scheme in 1988.
A wee soul out shopping with what looks like mum and gran.
The original caption simple states “Children Shopping Time” but that’s all we know.
The Ballindean Spar in Douglas had a celebration in 1995 to mark — one year of the lottery.
Some of the messy three to five-year-olds who took part in a “paperworks workshop” at the Seagate Gallery in 1990.
Here’s a look at a debating competition from 1988. Ian Edmonds and Gillian Berry from Craigie High (left) then Robin Hamilton and Ruth Lonie, Dundee High; Lianne Stewart, Graham Stephen, Rosalind Forsyth and Claire MacGillivray, Lawside; David Cave and Alan Rivett from Craigie, and Rachel Osborne and Laura Strang-Steel from Craigclowan, Perth.
Being a DJ seems so easy — decks, vinyl, a hard-drive full of music and off you go.
Well this is pretty special, the NCR made of sugar.
You can tell this is going back a bit because our very own John Letford is standing there looking splendid in his suit and he’s described as “Regional Councillor J Letford”.
When Dundee Airport opened in 1963, our photographer went and grabbed a snap of a random plane. The high-wing/tricycle undercarriage configuration of this single engined aircraft suggests it’s a Piper but I really don’t know. Someone will come along in a minute and tell me, I’ve no doubt. Nice chimney out there too.
A rather stylish tea dance at the Marryat Hall. They were quite popular back then. I must say I like the idea. It all seems very civilised and reminiscent of Outposts-of-the-Empire, the sort of thing they’d do at Raffles in Singapore or at the Officers Mess in Calcutta.
Ah! A “fun run”.
BBC2 drama “The Lost Tribe” was about a Lithuanian Jew called Moshe Kaydan who fled his homeland in 1885 due to persecution.
Parachute display during the Dundee Festival and, as was explained when we ran a similar pic a few weeks ago, the paradrop was thanks to Dundonian Ken Small who left the city about 1967 and ended up running a Christian missionary group in California.
Dundee Model Railway Club had a massively successful exhibition at the Marryat Hall in October 1988 and the place was mobbed, so much so that chairman of the club Vic Burnes-Jones had to apologise for the congestion. I blame Thomas the Tank Engine myself for making trains so popular. Look at the fascinated kids.