From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Pages From The Past

The Sentinel Newspaper reported on local issues and was owned and managed by the people of Wester Hailes. 

There was a dramatic headline in the Sentinel for August 1983 as the paper reported on a sea rescue of children and adults from Westburn Youth Club.  The rescue involved both the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force as well as a crane. 

Other headlines included

  • Issues of concern about the structural state of the Hailesland blocks
  • The setting up of an action group over plans to start building the next section of the bypass
  • A conference for community representatives to discuss the future of the area, co-inciding with the publication of the report “Wester Hailes Ten Years On”.
  • A report on the the first ever Fun Run in Wester Hailes.

You can see these articles and others by clicking here. Sentinel News August 1983


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