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September 1937

Honour for Dundee Pipe Bands

A high honour has come to six local pipe bands in Dundee and District through the discontinuance of the historic march of the clansmen at the Braemar Games, which take place next Thursday.

Instead of the clansmen a massed bands parade is to be held, and five of the six bands chosen for the event hail from Dundee. The sixth belongs to Forfar. Read more......

August 1937

Linoleum Factory Blaze

Dundee ChimneysA large shed containing linoleum cuttings was gutted by fire at the North British Linoleum Factory, Clepington Road, Dundee early yesterday morning. Read more......

Lemon and Banana Crush

A cold sweet that is very tempting:-
Take 1 pint packet of lemon jelly, 1 lemon and 4 bananas.

Make up the jelly as directed on packet. Mash three of the bananas to a pulp, add the juice of the lemon and sweeten to taste if desired. Stir the banana pulp into the jelly and set in small mould or glasses. Decorate with cream and sliced banana.

June 1937

Riverside Drive Hooligans

A further outbreak of an incredibly stupid practice has taken place at Riverside Drive. Within the last few days four life-belts and four life-hooks have been removed from the standards on which they are suspended and thrown into the river. Read more......

May 1937

Dundee Goes All “Coronation”

By Our Own Reporter

Which will be Dundee’s most gaily decorated street on Coronation Day? I asked myself this question when passing along the town’s principal thoroughfares yesterday morning. Read more......

April 1937

Roofs Stripped of Lead

A form of theft has become prevalent as a result of the boon in the price of metals. Lead in particular has jumped up in price, and this has led to an epidemic of barefaced robbing of the coverings of tenement roofs. Read more......

March 1937

Dog Racing Protest

(By Our Own Reporter).

The scheme to install a greyhound racing track at the enclosed football ground at Old Craigie Road has not met with the favour of the residents in the district. Read more......

February 1937

Dundee Ex-Teacher Writes Coronation Hymn

Reform StreetA retired Dundee teacher, Miss Jessie B. Gardiner, Balbunach, Invergowrie, has published a Coronation hymn for children, which has been acknowledged by the King. Read more......

January 1937

Bringing in the New Year

Dundee brought in the New Year in characteristic fashion, and the crowd that assembled in the City Square on Hogmanay was larger than ever.

Stalls bearing gaily-decorated red herrings did a brisk trade in the High Street Read more......

December 1936

Result of Jute Ballot

Courier BuildingAlthough a majority of the jute workers in Dundee have voted in favour of a strike, no immediate strike action is to be taken. Instead an attempt is to be made to open negotiations with the employers with a view to coming to some settlement. Read more......