It’s easy to forget what life was like before central heating and wall-to-wall carpets but a new book called Pass It On: Household Tips From The 1950s offers a trip down memory lane combined with more than 1,000 practical household tips, many of which could still come in handy today.
As Derek John Patrick of the Great War Dundee Commemorative Project writes, few would disagree that 1917 was a significant year.
A rich childhood spent visiting historical sites and places of interest inspired young Derek with a love for the past.
Abandoned and at risk of neglect, some of Dundee's most historic buildings have found a new lease of life in recent years. But is there scope for further development as the city reinvents itself? Michael Alexander investigates.
Welcome to the very first of our new series of photographs taken from DC Thomson’s archives. Running on Mondays and Wednesdays we aim to bring you a mix of Courier Country’s people and places, instilling nostalgia and cries of “I remember that!”
It would be an exaggeration to say you couldn’t hear a (hat) pin drop but the creativity was palpable in the Vision Building yesterday as almost 50 primary school pupils got together for a design jam.
An insight into the life of Victorian Scotland’s “forgotten” poets published in Dundee has been brought back for a modern audience.
Today, it’s all too easy to take electricity for granted. For example, how often do we stop to think that without electricity we would be plunged into a world of darkness? And yet for those living in 1940s Highland Perthshire this was the grim reality – only one in six farms and one in 200 crofts had electricity.
A series of weekly podcasts has been launched by Dundee University as part of its year-long celebrations to commemorate the institution's 50th anniversary – and The Courier will be carrying an article on the topic every Friday. Michael Alexander reports.
As a journalist, Iain Lundy wrote many historical stories, often on anniversaries, and it was always his contention that people in Scotland knew a lot about the rest of the world but not much about their homeland. And it was this that sparked him to write his first book Between Daylight and Hell: Scots Who Left a Stain on American History.