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April 1962

Fife ‘Adoption’ for Mr Gall

A forty-two year old Dundee engine drivers and trade unionist was this week adopted as prospective Unionist Parliamentary candidate for West Fife at the annual meeting of the West Fife Liberal-Unionist Association. Read more......

March 1962

New Library for Camperdown

Dundee’s eighth district library at Camperdown was opened yesterday afternoon (Friday) by Lord Provost  M. McManus. Read more......

January 1962

Dundee’s V.I.P. Weaver

A Dundee weaver will be feted when she visits the 33,000 ton liner Transvaal Castle next week. She is 53 year old Miss Elizabeth Watt, Kirkton.

The gesture is the Union Castle Line’s way of saying “thanks” to all who helped towards putting the luxury liner on her travels. Read more......

December 1961

Looks Good For Dark Blues

Camperdown HouseDundee begin a run that, on form, should yield them full points in the New Year. Today they have Stirling Albion. Next week they play Hearts at Tynecastle, and then Airdrie come to Dens. The following week they go to Paisley and then St Johnstone visit Dens. Read more......

November 1961

Boom Week at Manhattan

Angus HotelManhattan Jute Works was a very busy place this week, following a record order received by Jute Industries Ltd.

Under a five-year agreement the West of England Sack Holdings Ltd., Bristol, has agreed to purchase Jute Industries’ output of tubular-woven heavy-grain sack for the sack hire trade. The order involves a minimum of 7,000,000 sacks, is worth about £1, 500,000 and means immediate work for 375 people. Read more......

October 1961

Giant Clear-Out is Planned for Lochee

St Roques LibraryFantastic changes are planned for Lochee. Within the next few years the very heart of the Dundee suburb will be removed and replaced by new-look buildings.

The area affected is roughly the triangle bounded by the north side of South Road, Bank Street, High Street, Liff Road, the east side of Gray Street and back down to South Road. Read more......

September 1961

It’s ‘Derby’ Day in Dundee (From Bob Miller’s Page)

Bank StreetA visit from Rangers or Celtic used to set the fans talking for days before the match. It still does, but not more so than a clash between Dundee and United since the latter were promoted. Read more......

August 1961

New Look Hilltown to Cost £2 Million

High StreetFour 24-storey blocks of flats are imposing features of a plan for the redevelopment of nearly 15 acres in the Hilltown area of Dundee. The scheme of 600 houses, shops, stores, community centre, lock-ups, play spaces &c., it is estimated to cost in the region of £2 million. Read more......

July 1961

Bands on Parade

Camperdown LibraryBands from all over Scotland are coming to Dundee tomorrow to take part in the Civic Week pipe band contest at Riverside Park. Read more......

June 1961

Dick Gets Gold

City Square 1953Dick McTaggart, Dundee, received the gold medal for defeating Petar Benedek, of Yugoslavia in the light-weight final of the European amateur boxing championships in Belgrade on Saturday night. Read more......