Sunday 21 January 2018

Dundee to have a real Bash Street

A street in Dundee is to be named after characters from The Beano
A street in Dundee is to be named after characters from The Beano

A city street will be named in honour of troublesome comic characters, according to Dundee City Council.

A west end road in Dundee is to be called "Bash Street" after the misbehaving cartoon school children aka the Bash Street Kids featured in The Beano.

The decision was made by Dundee City councillors at a meeting of the city development committee.

According to a council spokesman officials "agreed to the Bash Street street naming proposal" after a request was made by Dundee-based publisher of the Beano DC Thomson.

As a result Bash Street will become a reality in the city's west end and will be the road adjacent to West Marketgait.

The historical move comes in the 75th year of Britain's longest running comic The Dandy which is another DC Thomson title and ahead of the same anniversary for The Beano which will be celebrated next year.

The last printed edition of the Dandy went on sale last week but a Digital Dandy has been launched by the publishers as the next chapter of the comic's life.

The new version features old favourites Desperate Dan, Bananaman and Korky the Cat in new animated strips, featuring voiceovers and sound effects.

Users will also be able to play interactive games, watch videos and create and care for their very own virtual pet, the Dandy Dollop.

Before the council meeting, Will Dawson, convener of the city development committee said: "While it is a bit of fun, it is important for us to be able to acknowledge the history of the city and some of DC Thomson's best loved characters."

Press Association

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