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March 1930

Howff Tombstones

HowffPainters were busy on Thursday recoating a tombstone in the ancient city burial ground - the Howff.  This was done with the object of protecting it against the crumbling inroads of the weather.  It had received previous attention of this kind, with the result that though it is 97 years since it was erected it is still an excellent state of preservation. Read more......

February 1930

Another Order for City Shipyard

Motor Tanker for Sweden
Baxter Park TerraceAnother shipbuilding order has come to Dundee from Sweden.  The Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd., has received a contract from Aktiebolaget Gotauerken, Gothenburg, for the hull of a motor tanker. Read more......

January 1930

Lochee Old Folk Enjoy Themselves

Annual New Year Treat
Old SteepleThe annual New Year treat to the old folks of Lochee took place in the Weaver's Hall on Saturday.  Councillor Aimer presided over a gathering numbering 250. Read more......

December 1929

Tramway Treat to Children

Mians CastleDundee tramwaymen will launch next week their annual attack on the pockets of citizens on behalf of their Christmas treat to the poor.

The decorated car will be touring the principal streets, and no one should miss seeing its display of colour. Mr W. Wallace and his assistants deserve congratulations on their work, which is no easy task. The design of the car this year takes the form of a well-known Dundee landmark. Read more......

November 1929

Barman's Slip

EsplanadeWhile going along the hand rings at the Central Baths on Tuesday, Harry Brown (22), barman, 1 Lowden's Alley, slipped and fell. His forehead came in contact with the edge of the bath, and he sustained a wound about one inch in length above his right eye. After his injury was stitched at the Royal Infirmary, he was allowed home. Read more......

October 1929

Short Time

Old SteepleOn Tuesday afternoon a notice was posted at Camperdown Works (Cox Bros. Ltd), Lochee, intimating that on and after today the works would run on a 4 days' week - from Tuesday to Friday. On inquiry it was learned that short time would probably only last for a few weeks. Read more......

September 1929

Magdalen Green Shows

River TayMagdalen Green folks may not be pleased with shows on the Green, but on Monday crowds of Dundonians of all ages and classes thronged the Green demonstrating their interest in the stalls and shows. Dundee gets more out of the Green during the week of the Flower Show than during the other 300 odd days of the year. Read more......

August 1929

Children's Feast of Fruit - Unexpected Treat

Reform StreetDundee children playing in the neighbourhood of Victoria Road had an unexpected treat on Thursday afternoon, when misfortune overtook a message boy.

The boy's bicycle was laden with a large crate of rasps, and apparently got out of control while approaching a motor lorry which was drawn up near Nelson Street. A collision occurred, and the boxes of rasps were hurled across the roadway. Read more......

July 1929

32-seater Buses

Royal ArchThe purchase of eight 32-seater buses of the Leyland Lion type was on Thursday recommended by a transport sub-committee of the Town Council. Each bus will cost £1356 10s. The first can be delivered in 15 weeks, and two each week afterwards. The buses at present run by the Corporation are 29-seaters. Read more......

June 1929

Girl's Dip

HowffChristina Smith (6), residing at 8 Grove Street, was standing with her mother at the Edinburgh slip at the harbour on Saturday when she overbalanced and fell into the water. She was immediately pulled out by Alfred Wilson (44), steel hardener, 5 Temple Lane, and after a hot bath at the Central Baths - what time her clothes were being dried - she was taken home none the worse. Read more......