To mark the anniversary, The Sunday Post is also hosting the very first The Broons Awards tomorrow night (Thursday 10 March) at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.
The Awards will go to exceptional families and communities across Scotland and the event will be hosted by oor Lorraine Kelly.
To add to the excitement, the Bay City Rollers have returned from a tour in Japan to play at The Awards.
To commemorate 80 years of The Broons’ tales, we’re taking a look at the family’s history over the years.
In The Broons strip, the family is billed as being ‘the happy family that makes every family happy’ and this phrase sums them up perfectly.
Though they are ten in number, the family enjoys staying together in the small tenement flat of 10 Glebe Street, Auchentogle.
The family is made up of Paw and Maw Broon who are parents to eight children! Maw is the homemaker in charge of all household affairs.
The Broons family features two older sons, Hen and Joe, and two grown-up daughters, Daphne and Maggie.
The younger children are Horace, who is the brains of the family and the Twins (identical boys) plus the Bairn, a cut down version of Maw and wiser than her years.
Last, but by no means least, is the roguish Granpaw Broon. Granpaw and the Bairn form a formidable partnership that can usually outsmart the other members of the family.
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