Bygone News - 100 years ago and over

November 1908

New Industry in Dundee Blind Institution

Magdalen GreenAn important addition has just been made to the industrial trade carried on in the Institution for the Blind in the form of a new mat and matting installation. Three new loons have been added, with the most modern machinery for trimming and finishing. The latter are propelled by an electric motor. Read more......

October 1908

Dundee Public's Reading Facilities

Blackness LibraryOpening of Blackness and Coldside Libraries
An important addition to the library facilities enjoyed by the inhabitants of Dundee was made yesterday, when two branch libraries, which have been erected through the generosity of Dr Andrew Carnegie, were formally opened for public service. Read more......

September 1908

Financial Success of the Flower Show

FairDundee Horticultural Society's show, which closed on Saturday, was in every respect a great success. On Saturday afternoon and particularly in the evening, the tents were crowded by thousands of visitors. A squad of Seaforth Highlanders gave another display of military exercise. Read more......

August 1908

Smart Apprehension at Dundee

City SquareA smart apprehension was effected in Dundee on Wednesday. By telephonic message the police were informed of a theft committed at Montrose, the goods consisting of cuts of worsted, socks and other articles of weaving apparel. Intelligence of the occurrence was received at 7.35pm, the hour when the East Coast train is due at Dundee and by which it was suspected the stolen goods had been conveyed. Detective Super Intendant Lakie proceeded to the spot and was fortunate enough to find the train somewhat late. From it was dislodged a large crowd, amongst which to search for the man wanted, with the somewhat meagre description available was like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Read more......

July 1908

Artillery at Buddon

East StationToday the Forth and Clyde Royal Garrison Artillery will occupy the familiar camping ground of the Submarine Miners under the shadow of the Old Castle of Broughty Ferry. By and by the "Subbies" themselves, transformed into a Territorial Fortress Company will encamp there too, so that the disbandment of the "Subbies" instead of ending the military usefulness of the Castle Green appears likely to greatly increase that usefulness. Read more......

June 1908

Mr Churchill's Return Visit to Dundee

D.M. Brown'sThe Right Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P, President of the Board of Trade, has let it be known that he will pay his promised visit to his constituents on the last week of the present month. The Kinnaird Hall has been engaged for Thursday June 25th, when Mr Churchill will address a meeting of ladies in the afternoon and a gathering of electors at night. Read more......

May 1908

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's Funeral

Dundee 1900London on Monday paid tribute to the memory of the late ex-Premier, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman when the body of the dead statesman rested before the alter in Westminster Abbey while an impressive funeral service was conducted. The congregation represented every class of the community from the King to the humblest of his subjects. Read more......

April 1908

New East End Streets

Mars Training ShipThe new main avenue to be constructed between Broughty Ferry Road and Arbroath Road is to named Greendykes Road and the thoroughfare connecting Dalgleish Road with East Haddon Road will be known as Woodhouse Street.  Read more......

March 1908

The Dundee Murder - Suspect Arrested in England

East StationA man said to be Charles White or Doherty "wanted" in connection with the Ann Street murder has been arrested by the Cheshire Police.  Read more......

February 1908

Dundee Flower Market

Tally StreetA petition from the stall holders at Craig Street Flower Market was submitted to a meeting of the Markets and Baths Committee of the Town Council on Tuesday in which certain suggestions were put forward with the view of increasing business. Read more......