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January 1936

Reorganising Scheme Completed

D.M. Brown'sThe well-known Dundee firm of James Keiller & Son, Ltd., confectioner and fruit preservers have completed a scheme of reorganisation which involved the transfer of their London business to Dundee.

In recent months Keiller's have trebled their staff and output. A hundred representative of the house of Keiller from all over the British Isles met together in Dundee for the first time. They viewed the factory, met the management, and afterwards lunched together at the Royal Hotel. Read more......

December 1935

Downfield - Today and Yesterday

DownfieldDownfield folk will know a great deal more about the suburb in which they reside after they have read the booklet, "Downfield Old and Downfield New," written by Mr W. Stiven. This little volume, which cost 6d, is being sold for the benefit of Downfield Tennis Club. Mr Stiven recalls when Downfield was a separate village and when the footpaths and roads between it and Dundee made the three miles seem quite a journey. He recalls too, the annexation of Downfield by the city in 1907. Mr Stiven closes his volume with the comment:- "While there be those who say, 'Ah, we liked the old Downfield better, wi' a its dirty roads and puddles,' there can be no doubt whatever the new is better". Read more......

November 1935

The New Lord Provost - Mr John Phin Appointed

Minority Opposition

Albert SquareMr John Phin was last night elected Lord Provost of Dundee in succession to ex-Lord Provost Buist. The full membership of the Town Council attended the first meeting of the Corporation since the election. Mr Inglis Shepherd rose from a sick bed to attend the meeting. Read more......

October 1935

New Store in the Murraygate

FishmarketThe plans of the new store for Marks & Spencer, Ltd., in Murraygate, Dundee were passed by the Dean of Guild Court yesterday, and will come before the Corporation Works Committee on October 8. Read more......

September 1935

Thrill for Fifie Passengers

Old SteeplePassengers on the Tay Ferries steamer B.L. Nairn had an exciting experience when she grounded at Newport on Monday night. The steamer remained fast for 35 minutes before being towed off by her sister ship, the Sir William High. The mishap took place at 7.30 when the B.L. Nairn was leaving for Dundee. A strong gale carried her on to the beach a few yards west of the pier. Read more......

August 1935

Ceaseless Hunt for Murderer

Glasgow Police Sent to Perth by the Home Office

Strawberry BankBy Our Special Commissioner

The search for the murderer of Danny Kerrigan, the 18 year old Perth youth, goes on. Not only in Perthshire, but throughout the whole of Scotland, a ceaseless vigil is being kept by the police.

Since the crime took place the police have not relaxed in their efforts to trace the man with the glaring eyes, and every clue, however small, has been followed up to the bitter end. Yesterday there was a quiet air of optimism on the part of Perth police officers. Read more......

July 1935

Seaside Trek

Royal ArchA record trek for the season was made at the weekend from Dundee to the seaside. About 14,000 people were at Broughty Ferry and Monifieth beaches, while 10,000 crossed the river by train and boat. For a long period the queue for the buses to Broughty stretched the whole length of the platform at Shore Terrace. To alleviate the pressure Messrs Alexander had running on the Monifieth route five buses, which normally run on Perth City routes. Near the Tay Bridge 50 people had their own lido. At low tide they bathed from one of the sandbanks. Read more......

June 1935

Loom Weaving at School

Albert SquareAn interesting experiment is to be tried in Ann Street School. Instead of making the usual cardboard trinkets during their handwork lessons the boys in this primary school are to be taught during next session how to make scarves for themselves and articles for the home, like tablemats and stools. Read more......

May 1935

Kingsway Speed Limit

Plaza CinemaDundee District Sub- Committee of the County of Angus Road Board decided, at their meeting in the Old City Chambers yesterday, to request the Town Council to reconsider their decision with regard to the derestriction of the Kingsway. Read more......

April 1935

Bullock Goes For a Swim

Odeon CinemaThe chilly weather that prevailed during the early part of the week did not deter a bullock from having a swim in the Tay. A drove of cattle coming from the market and in the vicinity of the Tay Ferries, the traffic caused uneasiness in the ranks of the animals. Suddenly one of them made a dash for an open gateway leading to the rear of the garage belonging to Mr George McLean and the slipway of Dundee Corinthian Boating Club. On reaching the waters edge it made a spectacular jump into the Tay. Read more......