‘Dusty Won’t Play.’

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 …)

Paisley & District Annual Lunch.

On the 20th February Paisley and District held their annual lunch at the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone. The photos reflect the hungry pensioners before being served.
***Personal note from Admin Colin***
“Aah! The good ol’ Lynnhurst! My ‘home’ for about four months back in 1989 when I was transferred from Manchester Branch to Johnstone. And here I am, thirty years later and still living in the same area. Are the steaks still as good?”


Eastwood & District Festive Lunch.

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.)

Strathkelvin District Christmas Lunch.

On Wednesday, 5th December, Strathkelvin and District Pensioners once again held their Annual Christmas Lunch in Douglas Park Golf Club .

This is an excellent venue and 55 members enjoyed a three course lunch followed by mince pies, tea/coffee and mints. The quality of food and service was excellent as usual.

Graham Scott,  who is retiring as local chairman, welcomed everyone and in particular, singled out Chris Hunter, now aged 92 for a special welcome. Chris was on the Committee for many years and was a great supporter of all the activities. Graham also mentioned one of our former chairmen, Hassie Young, who is now 103 and is as alert as he always was.  He now resides in Erskine Care Home. (More on Hassie can be read here.)

Graham also introduced Senga Dempster who is taking over from him. To Senga and her team who organised the lunch and more particularly the magnificent raffle, a special thanks for their hard work.