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January 1908

Terrible Tragedy in Dundee

View from the LawTo the long list of tragedies which have marked the opening of the year in Dundee there was added last night what appears to be a murder of the most brutal kind. The victim was Peter Cooney, 64 years of age, a quarry worker who resided at 68, Ann Street and whose head was battered in by some person unknown, who used as the weapon of attack a quart beer bottle. Read more......

December 1907

Cars to Downfield Next Week

Steeple 1907So rapid has been the progress in the construction of the new tramway line from Fairmuir to Downfield that it is expected early next week cars will be able to run out of the terminus at Baldovan Road. Work began on 5th September and when it is considered that there has been a good deal of broken time, and that the workmen had to be employed paring the roadway from side to side, it will be conceded that the work has been pushed through with expedition. Read more......

November 1907

Dundee Select Choir

OvergateGrand Evening Concert
Gilfillan Hall, Wednesday 13th at 8pm
Varied and specially selected programme of part song solos.
Mr H. Marshall, Conductor.
Miss M.Cuthbert, Accompanist
Tickets: 2s,1s,6d - at music-sellers. Read more......

October 1907

Suffragette in the City

City SquareDundee suffragettes had a preliminary skirmish on Wednesday in the Gilfillan Memorial Hall, when the "fiery cross" summoning all the faithful to Saturday's great demonstration in Edinburgh, was sent round by the leaders of the movement. Miss Husband presided and she was accompanied by on the platform Mrs Despard, Mrs F.W. Pethwick Lawrence, Mrs Billington-Grieg, Miss Christabel Pankhurst all of whom are connected with the Women's Social and Political Union and Miss Wilkie, secretary of the local branch. Read more......

September 1907

Votes for Women

MeetingArrangements were made on Tuesday at a meeting of the local branch of the Women's Social and Political Union for the holding of a demonstration in Dundee early next month, in which such well-known suffragettes as Mrs Despard, Mrs Philip Snowdon, Mrs Billington-Greig and Miss Christabel Pankhurst are to take part. The meeting decided to procure a banner bearing  a suitable motto for the Dundee branch. Read more......

August 1907

Small Dairy Farm - To Let

Dundee1900The farm of Hillhouses, within one mile of the northern boundary of Dundee, extending to about 76 acres, or about 56 under crop and 20 in permanent pasture. The farm has recently been carried as a Dairy farm and the buildings are suitable for that purpose. Read more......

July 1907

A Golfing Holiday

Tally StreetWhat can be more delightful than a golfing holiday? If you golf at all you should secure a copy of "Leng's Golfer's Manuel". It costs only a penny yet gives particulars of the various courses in Scotland as well as interesting information regarding famous golfers and the game in general. It is sold in all newsagents. Read more......

June 1907

Dundee Steamer Aground

View of the TayThe Dundee Thomson liner Bellona (Captain Grund) arrived in the Tay on Tuesday morning from Quebec with a cargo of timber. While making for Camperdown lockway and at a point directly opposite Camperdown Shipyard she took the ground. Efforts were made to float her, the services of tugs Renown and Gilroy being requisitioned. Their endeavours however were unsuccessful and the vessel remained hard and fast. In the afternoon the two tugs again proceeded to the assistance of the Bellona and with the aid of the rising tide she was refloated. Read more......

May 1907

Dundee Beauty Spots

Victoria RoadThe proposal to improve the enclosed ground at Tay Square and to make of it a beauty spot and resting place, engaged the attention of Dundee Parks Committee at a meeting on Wednesday. Representatives from proprietors on the subject were considered. The Committee decided to recommend that it the ground could be left open to the public in terms to be arranged the Corporation would undertake the duty of beautification and maintenance. Read more......

April 1907

Steam Drifters Launched At Dundee

FairTwo steam drifters were launched on Saturday afternoon from the yard of the Caledon Ship-building and Engineering Company Ltd. The vessels had been built for Messrs Buchan Brothers and others in the industry at Peterhead, and are to be fitted with all the most modern appliances and improvements. Read more......