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25 signs that you grew up in Dundee in the 1980s


The 1980s! Regarded by many as one of the most influential decades in history.


Dundee has been through quite a lot of change in the past 40 years, some things are still here in Dundee, but transporting you to the 1980s, here are 25 signs that grew up in Dundee at that time!


 

1. You stood by waiting for the Wellgate Clock to spring to life at 12pm on Saturday afternoons.



2. You got yourself hurt on the Camperdown pirate ships but knew that it was worth it for the thrill!



3. You travelled on blue and white buses which were always a presence in town



4. You fought for the window seats at the Littlewoods cafe as they had the best view



5. You visited the Overgate and climbed some of the odd concrete structures there



6. You used the Wellgate ramp not for its intended purpose and instead had buggy races down them



7. You visited John Menzies to get the latest gadgets...



8. ...and C&A for the best clothes!



9. You saw never ending multis



10. You were able to drive in the City Square



11. You knew that Wallace pehs were the finest!



12. You visited the old Dundee ice rink for a skate



13. You went to Broughty Ferry for a holiday



14. You bought flowers behind the Hilltown Clock



15. You saw the final years of the Playhouse Theatre



16. You went on the old Volvo Ailsa tour bus



17. You remember the Dundee gangs at their peak



18. You went to WM Lows for your shopping...



19. ...or Safeway!



20. You saw the demolition of the Tay Ferries terminal building



21. You saw the RRS Discovery return home!



22. You knew the Angus Hotel was the poshest hotel in toon



23. You booked a holiday with Thomas Cook in their City Square office



24. You saw the Hilltown Clock - and it wasn't red



25. And finally, you visited the Cannon cinema in the Seagate



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