Down Memory Lane, July 9 2021

Actors, actresses, producers and stage crew having a well-earned break during rehearsals on the opening night of the Scottish Community Drama Association Preliminary Finals in the Victoria Hall.
Actors, actresses, producers and stage crew having a well-earned break during rehearsals on the opening night of the Scottish Community Drama Association Preliminary Finals in the Victoria Hall.

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Social scenes of the 1970s

More than a year after the first Covid lockdown came into force across the UK, people young and old are desperately missing the social side of life.

While restrictions have eased a bit, allowing us to spend more time with family and friends, community events including coffee mornings and craft fairs are a distant memory.

And although many groups and clubs have now resumed meetings, they are operating differently from usual, with distancing measures and limitations on numbers still in place.

To remind readers of happier, more sociable times, we’re taking a look at some photographs of community events and group outings that appeared in the Courier in 1978.