Welcome to


with your host

Dave Marshall

An Entertaining Reminiscence Session for Seniors




Top of the bill, 30’ and 40’s American movie sweethearts Nelson Eddy and Janette Macdonald serenaded the audience with the World War Two favourite, ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’, everybody joined in when Laurel and Hardy took us on their ‘Trail of The Lonesome Pine’, the ‘Girl with the laugh in her voice’, Alma Cogan asked, ‘Where Will the Baby’s Dimple Be’ and the tissues were out when one of the greatest singers in the history of country music, Patsy Cline thrilled us with a performance of her 1961 tearjerker, ‘I Fall to Pieces’. 

And it all happened in Barrhead when

veteran local radio host Dave Marshall brought his unique new reminiscence show for seniors to residents of Barrhead Sheltered Housing complex in the East Renfrewshire town’s Main Street. 

There were smiles too when a 60 second film clip from more than 40 years ago told us about the conversion from the old pounds, shillings and pence to the ‘new’ decimal currency. Well done the lady in the second row who reminded us that it all happened on the 15 of February 1971, although she did admit that she only remembered because her son was born on the following day! 

With a long term interest in social history and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, Dave launched ‘Yesterday Once More’ with guidance from the team at East Renfrewshire Voluntary Action. This innovative new project is established as a not-for-profit, unincorporated, volunteer fundraising group governed by a constitution.

At the time of booking, venues are encouraged to commit to a minimum suggested donation of £65. We welcome corporate enquiries - just call to discuss our attractive package. All profits from our group activities will be donated to Alzheimers Scotland and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

"I'm sure Dave's had three of these cakes"

With Francie and Josie’s ‘La-De-Da-De-Da’ song still ringing in his ears Dave enthusiastically tells of being ‘cornered’ by his audience after the show saying, ‘They clearly had a great time reliving special memories with ‘Yesterday Once More’ but with so many offers of tea, coffee and home baking delights, I was worried that I might become distracted and leave some of my new kit behind’. Adding, ‘On the way out the door, I was asked, numerous times, 'when am I’m coming back?' – that’s always a good sign!

For more information, bookings, or to check availability just call Dave during office hours at 07831 870000

'Reminiscence Sessions really do make a

difference to the lives of older people'

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We've got the questions - have you got the answers?

Have you ever met a famous person?

Do you remember going to a special event?

Which records did you play on your radiogram?

Can you remember seeing television for the first time?

Which 50's and 60's radio shows did you really enjoy?

Were your schooldays really the happiest days of your life?

How well can you recall the family home from your childhood?

Which film will you always remember and why was it so special?

Remember the song from the ABC Minors Saturday Picture Show?

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