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October 1959

Dark Blues are Not Getting the Breaks

KirktonDundee, particularly away from home, are playing classy football but are not getting their due rewards in points. At Rugby Park they gave Kilmarnock the biggest run around they've had for many a day and yet had to be content with a point. Read more......

September 1959

The Black Watch Memorial

LibraryMemorial to the 4th and 5th Battalions of
The Black Watch
1939-45 War.
This memorial, which is situated at the top of Powrie Brae, near Dundee is to be Unveiled on October 15 at 11.30 a.m. Read more......

August 1959

Dundee Baby Born in an Abbey

View over the TayAll over the holy isle of Iona the news spread like wildfire: "The baby's arrived at the abbey - it's a boy!" Some rang the neighbouring Isle of Mull about a load of potatoes and was greeted with the excited question: "Is it right about the baby at the abbey?" Read more......

July 1959

The Cowgate Porters Go On Holiday

West EndThe Cowgate Porters announced in the "Courier" this morning that they are going on holiday. A century tradition lies behind the name.

The Cowgate Porters are jute stowers. They came into being in the city, and their meeting place has always been at the foot of the Wellgate. Read more......

June 1959

Sandy Henderson Stars in United Trial

Arbroath RoadUnited's trial game was pretty successful. Several junior trialists were on show. Outstanding amongst them was McLaughlin, Kirrie Thistle's left winger, and Smith (Aberdeen Lads' Club), who played a trial late in the season, Smith is likely to be signed. Read more......

May 1959

Morrison Joins Dundee

City CentreReg Morrison, the Aberdeen goalkeeper, who was surprisingly freed, signed yesterday for Dundee. Manager Willie Thornton beat Raith Rovers, Dunfermline and several English clubs for his signature. Morrison is a lucky fellow, for he will accompany Dundee on their tour of America and Canada. Read more......

April 1959

Dundee Players Are Out For That Extra £110

City SquareDoug Cowie celebrated his re-signing for Dundee by a flashing display against Hibs at Easter Road. "He gave an immaculate display and was at his brilliant best" said manager Willie Thornton. But Doug certainly was a delight to watch. His work had the polish of a master, and the scoring Joe Baker never got a look in. Read more......

March 1959

A Community Spirit in Camperdown

Camperdown LibraryA Community Centre for the people of Camperdown is to open on Monday in St Clement's School, Balgarthno Place. Read more......

February 1959

Sudden Death of Ex-Lord Provost Fenton

TramsCouncillor Richard Fenton, Lord Provost of Dundee from 1949 to 1952, died suddenly at his home, Balnaguard, Marchfield Road, last Saturday. Death was due to coronary thrombosis. He was 59. Read more......

January 1959

Biggest Day at Dens for Years

Crescent StreetNext Saturday should see the best attendance in years at Dens Park. And it could tell us just how serious Dundee's league challenge is. Rangers, now in Hearts' place at the top are the visitors. Can the dark blues follow Partick Thistle's example and down the Ibrox men? Its quite on the cards. Read more......