From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Pages From The Past

This week we’re back in the summer of 1987.  The main headline in the Sentinel featured fears that the Wester Hailes Shopping Centre might close if planned superstores at Hermiston Gait were given the go ahead.  Other stories include

  • Dumbryden pupils winning first prize at the Highland Show
  • A winning motto from a first year WHEC pupil
  • News from around the community, and a feature on the 8 local playschemes that were in operation that summer
  • An interview with Joyce Paterson, the woman responsible for teaching hundreds of local young people to dance. 

You’ll find all these stories and more here at Sentinel August 1987.


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