August 1931

Live Bomb Found In Shop

Drill HallA remarkable discovery was made on Saturday by one of the employees of Messrs A & W Ingram, who were working at the shop of Grieg Brothers, butchers, 5, Albert Street, Dundee.Amongst some rubbish David Dodds, tile fixer, picked up a mills hand grenade. Knowing that Mr W. Ingram had some knowledge of explosives, he handed the bomb to him, Mr Ingram at once saw that the bomb was charged. Taking it home, he extracted as much of the charge as possible but being unable to get the whole of it out, he took it to Craigie Quarry and there it burst.

Tay Road Bridge Conference - Date Fixed

The conference of local authorities interested in the proposed road bridge over the Tay at Dundee has been provisionally booked for Friday 4th September.

The special sub-committee of Dundee Town Council  which is dealing with the matter, yesterday considered the information that should be sent to the members of the local authorities who are to attend the conference.

It is understood these will include representative from Angus, Fife and Perth County Councils and the Town Councils of Perth, Cupar, Brechin, St. Andrews, Tayport, Newport, Carnoustie and Monifieth.

It was also agreed to invite the local members of parliament, while it is also expected that there will be at the conference a representative for the Minister of Transport, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Lord Privy Seal.

Dundee Legion's Excursion

The Dundee branch of the British Legion has arranged an excursion to London for the autumn holiday. The train will leave Tay Bridge Station on Sunday night 27th September and fully 14 hours will be for seeing the sights of the metropolis. The return train leaves London at 8.15pm on Monday night.

New Appointment

New Typist - Miss Evelyn Bruce, 52, South Road, appointed typist to the secretary of the School of Economics and Commerce, out of 170 applicants.

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Macaroni, Ham and Tomato Pie

Try this for dinner. It is very appetising served with fried rounds of new potatoes.

4 oz macaroni
½ lb tomatoes
6 oz lean ham
1 finely minced onion
2 eggs
1 oz grated cheese

Put the macaroni into a pan of fast boiling water and cook until soft. Cover the bottom of a pie dish with the macaroni, slice over the tomatoes, ham and minced onion. Beat the eggs with the grated cheese and spread over the top. Cook in a hot oven for 10 minutes.


Memory Training and Practical Public speaking. Write for particulars. Private tuition. Reverend William Heald, 340, Strathmore Avenue, Dundee.

Dundee Railway Museum

Dundee Railway Museum, Taylors Lane, Perth Road, Dundee. Tonight 7.30pm. Re-opening of Saturday night gospel tea meeting. Speker - Pastor Ramsay from Nelson. All invited.

Business Firm's Initiative - Christmas Offer

In keeping with their business initiative, James Keillor & Son Ltd., have now formed a christmas parcel club, in which they offer 19s value for 16s.

From 28th August to Christmas there are 17 weeks and a contribution of 1s per week would release 17s. The firm however, will place 1s at the credit of those who enrol by 28th August, so that the sum payable will only be 16s, the first payment to commence of 5th September.

The parcel will contain Keillor's shortbread, sultana cake, gingerbread, fancy boilings, box of chocolates and a caddy of tea - all valued at a total of 19s.

The parcel can be obtained through a grocer or confectioner.

Tayport Enterprise

The recently formed swimming club in Tayport is adopting proper methods of kindling interest in its doings. A gala has been arranged fro next Wednesday, for which an attractive programme has been arranged. A feature will be an exhibition of diving by a well known city swimmer.

Chief of the local events is of course, the club championships and as a good entry is anticipated from an increasing membership, this event should prove a keen and interesting one.