Bygone News - 50 to 75 years ago

June 1953

Petrol Lorry Crashes

Reform StreetA stretch of the Dundee-Perth road was patrolled by firemen and police on Thursday. Read more......

May 1953

The "Coronation Special"

Caird AvenueOn June 2 over 600 adults and children of St Mary's housing scheme, Dundee, will travel by train to Monifieth West End Park for a picnic. Read more......

April 1953

Bell StreetMeet Your Neighbours

Our city is growing. Tenants now occupy the partly built Douglas and Angus Housing Scheme. Already moves have been made for new houses on Balgillo and Invergowrie estates. Read more......

March 1953

Top O' The Hill Time

Bank StreetThe hands of the Hilltown clock, Dundee landmark, were restored yesterday. The works have been out of commission since the end of the year. Read more......

February 1953

Dundee's Busy Week-end on Sandbags

Sack-stitcher's prompt answer in flood emergency - jute trade earns Government thanks.

Hundreds of employees, mostly women, will work overtime today and tomorrow and all next week in sack-sewing facts in Dundee and district. Read more......

January 1953

You Serve Yourself in this Shop

Dundee's only self-service store, at 21 Bank Street, Lochee, has celebrated its first anniversary.

The shop belongs to Aberdeen firm, Stewart Macrae Ltd., and is managed by Mr James Bruce.

Commenting on the first year's working, Mr Bruce said, "we have found that the self-service system has caught on with younger customers". Read more......