Bygone News - 100 years ago and over

September 1909

The Shipwrecked Whalers

Dundee 1900A cablegram from St. Johns, Newfoundland, states that the crew of the Dundee whaler Snowdrop, which was lost in the Arctic regions a year ago, are found to have spent the winter with the natives. They endured great hardships, but all are well except one, who is suffering from frozen feet. Read more......

August 1909

Savings Bank and Post Offices

Town HouseOver 100 girls, under 20 years of age, are required to fill vacant situations in the Post Office and Savings Banks. On account of the unusually large numbers needed on this occasion, local girls will no doubt make an effort to carry off as many as possible of these much coveted posts. Read more......

July 1909

War Vessels in the Tay

LawDundonians are being familiarised with the somewhat erratic movements of His Majesty's ships of war. Yesterday the repair ship Vulcan, which since her arrival in the Tay nearly a week ago has been moored off the Eastern Wharf, hove up anchor, and preceded to Broughty Ferry, anchoring off the Castle. With her went eight submarines, which again lie submerged around the parent craft. The gunboat Hazard left Camperdown Dock in the course of the day for Aberdeen, to take her place amongst the cruisers at present lying in Aberdeen Bay. Read more......

June 1909

The Kings's Theatre

Coty SquareThe management of the King's are introducing quite a lot of new talent - new at least to Dundonians - just now. This week's company includes several strong turns that have never been here before, and next week the King's patron's will see several more. Read more......

May 1909

Absorbing Broughty

Mars Training ShipTime and again during the past few years the question of uniting Broughty Ferry with the City of Dundee has been raised, and as often has the proposal been coldly received by the authorities in the seaside burgh. Read more......

April 1909

Her Majesty's Theatre

Royal ArchManaging Director - Mr Robert Arthur.
Monday Apl 26 for 6 nights at 7.30 (SAT 7.15)
Mr Leonard Boyne's London Co., in the great success
"Raffles"
The play that ran over 400 nights at the Comedy Theatre.
Company includes Mr Eille Norwood and Miss Ruth MacKay. Read more......

March 1909

Football - New Irish Club

OvergateFor some time there has been talk in the city with regard to the formation of a new Irish senior team, and a Committee at the head of which is Mr P. Reilly, cycle dealer, is working at the business. Read more......

February 1909

Mars Boys Help the Unemployed

Mars Training ShipA large squad of boys from the Mars Training Ship provided a most delightful entertainment, extending over two and a half hours, in the Kinnaird Hall on Saturday night for the benefit of the fund for the unemployed. The hall was crowded and the boys displayed marked skill in all they undertook. Selections were well played by the band, physical drill and gymnastic work were creditably performed, while as soloists and as a choir the boys showed the results of careful musical training. Read more......

January 1909

New Dundee School

Tally StreetDens Road School to be erected by Dundee School Board in place of St Salvador's Episcopal School, which is to be closed, is to cost about £14,500. The works committee on Tuesday agreed to recommend the acceptance of offers from Tradesmen amounting in the aggregate to £12,500 and the cost of furnishing with architects fees etc, will amount to £2000. It should be stated that the first estimate was £19,000, but there has been a good deal of cutting down, with the result indicated. Read more......

December 1908

D.M. Brown's New Arcade - Opening of City's Latest Wonder

D.M. BrownsD.M. Brown's new arcade is open at last. The period of suspense is over, and the full revelation has been made. For the past few weeks a large part of Dundee - the whole female part at least - has been trying to guess what it would be like, and conjuring up scenes of decorative grandeur, suggested perhaps by the magnificent Arabian Nights. Read more......