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November 1936

Little Theatre Opening

D.M. BrownsDramatic Society’s Plans. Special to “People’s Journal”

Those who supported Dundee Dramatic Society in their bid to own a Little Theatre are to be rewarded soon. The theatre, transformed from an old warehouse in Victoria Road is to be opened next month. Read more......

October 1936

Big Scheme of Demolition

Windsor StreetFrom 200 to 300 Dundee houses will be recommended to be closed or demolished as a result of a tour of examination made by the Slum Visitation Committee of Dundee Town Council on Wednesday. Beginning at 10.30 a.m., the councillors and officials worked until 4 p.m. Read more......

September 1936

Tay Road Bridge Census

GreenmarketThe Tay Road Bridge census is to close at the beginning of the week, and motorists who have omitted to return their cards should do so by Monday without fail.

The city chamberlain (Mr William Aiken) told a reporter yesterday that he was gratified with the response so far, but there had been a few laggards. Read more......

August 1936

Dundee’s “Skyscraper” May Be Closed

Drill HallDundee’s “Skyscraper” is in danger. The city’s highest building – “The High Land” or “Robertson’s Land” situated at the junction of Larch Street and Urquhart Street – maybe closed. Read more......

July 1936

Walked Across Tay Bridge - Jute Workers Fined

Eastern StationFor having walked across the Tay Bridge after having lost the last boat from Newport on a Sunday evening early last month three Dundee Jute workers were each ordered to pay 25s at Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday. Read more......

June 1936

Dundee Scholars “On the Air”

Tay BridgeDundee school children are to be heard on the air onthe evening of Saturday, 20th, June, from 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

They are to broadcast from the Marryat Hall a programme entitled “Music-Making in Dundee Schools”, arranged by Mr James Adamson, superintendent of Music to Dundee Education Committee. Read more......

May 1936

Death of a War Hero

WellgateA Dundee man who distinguished himself while serving in France with the Black Watch died suddenly at his home. He was Mr John Spink, 210 Hilltown. Read more......

April 1936

Tram Hold-Up

NethergateThe Ninewells to High Street tramway service was held up for 25 minutes at a busy period. At nine o'clock a motor freighter, belonging to the cleansing department and driven by William Kidd broke down on the tram lines opposite Pennycook Lane, when city bound. The news was conveyed to a tramway inspector in the centre of the town by a driver retuning with an empty bus from Harris Academy, and a bus was at once put on the High Street to Maryfield route, while a tram bound for the depot was also commandeered for the same service. After 25 minutes the freighter was removed, and the tram service returned to normal. Read more......

March 1936

At Full Capacity

Ward RoadCheering news concerning the company's principal mill in Dundee was included in the chairman's remarks at the forty-seventh annual meeting of A. & S. Henry & Co., Ltd in Manchester. Last year reference was made by the then Chairman, Sir Francis Joseph, to the re-equipment of the Dundee Mill, and now his successor Sir Eugene Ramsden, M.P., stated that "during the whole of the 12 months under review this mill has been working at full capacity, and although, owing to extremely keen competition, margins have been small, this subsidiary is now being run on a profit-earning basis. Orders in hand are satisfactory. Read more......

February 1936

Development of Electricity

Courier Dundee Showrooms Opened
Dundee's Corporation electricity showrooms have now been opened. Convener William Ames, who presided, referred to the progress made in the domestic uses of electricity in recent years at the formal opening of the showrooms in Commercial Street. Read more......