Tuesday, 28th May 2019
‘Secret Scotland’, presented by Channel 5’s Susan Calman, pulled back the curtain on some of Scotland’s most iconic destinations’ as she discovered the untold tales and secret stories behind a host of world-famous locations, one of which was Rosslyn Chapel.
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Oran Mor (Corner of Byres Road and Gt. Western Road) Wednesday 19th June at 1 p.m.
It’s 1964 and Dusty Springfield is at the height of her fame, scoring hits in the UK, US and around the world. On a tour of South Africa she refuses to play to segregated audiences and finds herself demonised and threatened by South Africa’s security police and jeered at back home in England for her naivety. (Read more …)
The Bank was always a great source of comedic material. Much of it of course, I would not dare to reproduce on these pages!, But here’s something, a true story apparently, that turned up in a letter from a former German banker, Elfi Garthe, debunking the myth about our European cousins and their sense of humour. (Read more …)
On the 14th and 15th February a total of seventy-seven pensioners visited the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.
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In the Memories section, Gordon Deas recalls the smells from his early days in the British Linen Bank.
Our annual lunch was held in the Redhurst Hotel, on Eastwoodmains Road, which is our usual venue.
For once the weather was not a problem. After last year’s cancellations with people snowed in, breaking limbs from sliding on ice, and the lemon meringue pie not being delivered because the lorry couldn’t get through the snow, this year’s event was thankfully less eventful.
The meal was excellent as ever and enjoyed by everyone – forty-three pensioners and guests in all, including former AGM George Thomson.
(Photos courtesy of Alistair Officer.)