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The social history of Wester Hailes

Pages From The Past

christmas sentinel 1980

We’re looking back at Christmas 1980, 32 years ago.  The front page report features some of the Christmas highlights taking place in Wester Hailes that year, including the community pantomime “A We’an In A Manager”.  Other stories and articles include

  •  A report on the news that children from Westburn Primary School had not been able to take part in the panto.  Fortunately the stop press news was that this decision had been reversed.
  •  A letter from a developer arguing for more shops to be allowed in Hailesland Garden.
  • Information about the WHEC Big Band and their successful performances.
  • A feature on the Dumbryden Primary Gardening Club who held a community planting day at their school to create a heather and conifer garden.
  • Around the Areas- all the local news from the neighbourhoods
  • Cilla’s Kidz Kolumn which includes some creative writing from local young people showing their usual enthusiasm and aptitude for ghosts and gore!
  • Information about volunteering at the CAB
  • The prizewinners in Calder Merribelles Dancing Troupe.

You can find these stories and more at Sentinel December 1980.


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