Nostalgia: Marie Curie fundraising

Young Wives Club of Davidsons Mains Parish Church hold their Annual Dinner in the Wee Windaes. Picture: TSPL
Young Wives Club of Davidsons Mains Parish Church hold their Annual Dinner in the Wee Windaes. Picture: TSPL
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THIS week Marie Curie launched its new fundraising campaign, Dinner Down Memory Lane.

It’s all about staging your own dinner party, recreating your favourite nostalgic food, having a lot of fun and raising some vital cash in the process.

Musselburgh's Helen Meek (in middle), winner of Young Scot 1966, enjoys a lobster dinner with Lady Mar & Kellie at the North British Hotel in Edinburgh, August 1966. Picture: TSPL

Musselburgh's Helen Meek (in middle), winner of Young Scot 1966, enjoys a lobster dinner with Lady Mar & Kellie at the North British Hotel in Edinburgh, August 1966. Picture: TSPL

The Evening News is supporting the cause and encouraging readers to take part which led to us having a look into our picture files for some inspiration.

You don’t have to go quite as far as fine dining but perhaps a lobster dinner would go down a treat. we pictured Musselburgh’s Helen Meek (in middle), winner of Young Scot 1966, enjoying her meal at the then North British Hotel.

It’s not just about the main course though, and if anyone knows the location of the boys from Castle Hill School who were pictured in 1964 decorating their cakes for the Edinburgh Bakery Students annual exhibition, they could be worth a call.

Nothing makes a party go with a swing quite like celebrity guests. Diners in 1971 at an event in what is now the Balmoral Hotel were spoilt for choice. Pictured receiving a silver salver is boxing champ Ken Buchanan, Rangers’ legend John Greig, and Scotland rugby captain Peter Brown.

Girls enjoy cooking class at Portobello High School. Picture: TSPL

Girls enjoy cooking class at Portobello High School. Picture: TSPL

But fine dining or cheese toasties, even if all you want to do is get a group of friends together for a bite to eat and a chin wag, this campaign is the perfect excuse.

You can find out all you need to know online by visiting mariecurie.org.uk/retronight (and remember to tweet a picture using the hashtag #retrodinner)!

Cooks in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary kitchen making Christmas Puddings for the Infirmary and Simpson's Memorial Maternity Pavilion. They made 30 2lb bowls, 100 5lb bowls and 300 individual puddings. Picture: TSPL

Cooks in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary kitchen making Christmas Puddings for the Infirmary and Simpson's Memorial Maternity Pavilion. They made 30 2lb bowls, 100 5lb bowls and 300 individual puddings. Picture: TSPL

British Legion Candlelight dinner. Picture: TSPL

British Legion Candlelight dinner. Picture: TSPL