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Monday, 6 June 2011

BEATTIES & MOTHER'S PRIDE

3 ads for Beatties Bakeries, with the old style top one dated 1960 and the 2 red ones from 1973 & 74.
Although there are 2 different addresses in the 70's ads, I'm guessing it may be the same premises or possibly had an extension built on because these locations are in virtually the same spot on the map - the corner area where the 2 roads join the Kingsway.
Below is an old TV ad for Mother's Pride.
It's in black & white but most of you will recall the original red & white packaging that crops up at the end of it.
The tune also reminds me of a guy called Lance Percival, who performed improvised comedy calypsos on telly in the 60's & 70's.
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10 comments:

  1. To further echo previous comments, could they no' have got a proper artist in to do the cartoons? Jeez. The position of the, er, lady's finger in the third photo makes it look like an ad for "Moth's Pride".

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  2. Used to be a 'delvery boy' on Saturday mornings for Mothers Pride. Great memories. Up at 5am then off at 11am and away to see the Dees home and away.

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  3. I worked at beaties from 1973 untill 1997 started off as a van laddie then moven iside the bakery

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  4. A wee bit Dundee slang too, "Did you hear aboot auld Jock Tamson?, eez Beaties braid"

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  5. What did 'e Wallace's peh o'?

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  6. A La' Hull plot on eez Davey Youngs

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  7. there used to be a van at the gates that sold day old or seconds, I always stopped there after a rugby match on saturdays and buy a ginger bread and a pint of milk on the way home from the Lawside changing rooms

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  8. i was a van laddie 1973 to 1977
    my dad was a supervisor great days

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  9. I was a van laddie in the mid 70's too. Both Supervisors were called "Jack"

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  10. I was a vanboy with Beattie's in 1944 during the war. The first job I had after leaving Rockwell School. There was no bakery in Dundee then and all the baked goods, such as they were at the time, had to be picked up at the Dundee West station having come by train from Glasgow. It was quite something to see all the vans lined up loading their baked goods for the day. My driver was a fine chap called Ernie Mitchell. Our route took us into Lochee which was where I lived then. Happy days! Johnny D.

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