December 1958

The West Station Tree

View DundeeLord Provost William Hughes on Wednesday switched on the fairy lights of the Christmas tree at Dundee West Station. It was the tenth occasion on which the tree had been erected to collect money and gifts for charity. The Lord Provost's 2 ½  year old daughter, Janet, placed a gaily-wrapped parcel at the base of the tree. The 15-foot tree was provided by Mr A.S. Dow, parks superintendent. The display, which includes a miniature electric railway, will continue until January 5.

Club with a Laundry and Bath

Plans for the proposed club to be built at the foot of Caird Avenue, Dundee, were shown to the Old People's Welfare Committee this week by the architect, Mrs J.W.L. Adams.

Mrs Adams wife of Professor Adams, of the chair of Education in Queen's College, Dundee, has designed this all-day mixed club to give the maximum facilities for old folk. It includes a hall capable of seating 200, recreation room, all purposes room, warden's room, bathroom "for old folks who don't have such facilities at home", laundry with washing machine and tumble-dryer and a small shop. Under floor heating is to be installed.

Planning permission has been received, but the plans have yet to be put before the works committee. It is hoped building will start in the spring. Scheduling is to be by Mr Ian R.Roy, a chartered quantity surveyor.

Eldorado Ice Cream Company

An open invitation is extended to the Trade and General Public to view our range of Gateaux and Specialities made from:-
Velvet Lady - The 100% Dairy Ice Cream
In the Royal Hotel, Union Street, Dundee
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
December 9,10,11 from 10am to 8pm.

Douglas and Angus New Church

The new church at Douglas and Angus will be opened in January. Rev. Dr Hugh O. Douglas, Dundee Parish Church  (St Mary's), is to be  invited to conduct the opening ceremony. A plaque of the late Rev.Dr John White will be unveiled.

Fighting Spirit at Dens Park
Dundee are not the precise moving machine they were a few weeks ago but they are still a force to be reckoned with. And give them credit for their fighting spirit. Last season when they were a goal or two down they gave up the fight. Not so this year, several times they have come storming back to win. They did so against Hibs. When the visitors took the lead after six minutes of the second half most people though that Dundee's unbeaten home record was at an end. But Doug Cowie showed his captaincy. He spurred on the attack. Two smartly taken foul kicks by Davie Sneddon produced two goals - and a couple of valuable points…Yes give the dark blues credit for their fighting spirit.

A new idea for Christmas!

Give a Tay Taxi Gift Voucher
From £1 Upwards
Can be used by your friends as required. The voucher holder simple phones 85236 for a taxi to be at their door.

Tay Taxis Ltd, 196, Strathmartine Road, Dundee.

Dundee Central Baths

If they swim - why not stick a twelve-timer in their stocking.
Adults 8/- and Juvenille 6/-.
Season Ticket 50/-.
For those who wish a private bath with a difference - Gift vouchers from 5/- available for Aeratone, Turkish and foam.
Dundee Central Baths, West Protection Wall, Dundee.

Hogmanay in City Square

Planning to be in the City Square on Hogmanay? If so, here's the programme that's been arranged by Dundee Rotary Club for you.

7-7.30pm Highland and novelty dancing by pupils of Miss Violet Wighton. Accompanist Mr J. Cairnie

7.30-8pm Selection by Dundee Junior Secondary Schools Brass Band under the direction of Mr John Lynch.

8-815pm Scottish Country Dancing by the Greenfield Juniors under the direction of Mrs J. Mills accompanist Mr John Vannet.

8.15-8.45pm Selection by Miss Hilda Taylor's junior and senior accordion bands.

8.45-9pm Scottish Country Dancing by the Greenfield Juniors.

9-9.30pm Highland and novelty dancing by pupils of Mr Charles Mills. Accompanist piper Jack Miller and accordionist Miss Muriel Boyle.

9.30-10pm Selection by Miss Hilda Taylor's junior and senior accordion bands.

10-10.30pm Highland and novelty dancing by pupils of Miss Wilma Dingwall. Accompanist Mr John Vannet.

10.30-10.45pm Scottish Country Dancing by the boys of the Macrae Boys' Club under the direction of Mr William Martin. Accompanists Mr Eric Brown and Mr John Bowles.

10.45-11.15pm Highland and novelty dancing by pupils of Miss Esther Clarke.

11.15-11.30pm Scottish Country Dancing by the boys of the Macrae Boys' Club

11.30-11.45pm Community singing led by Dundee Rotary Club's past-president, Ben J.Forbes.

11.45-midnight Old New Year closing service conducted by Rev. Hugh O. Douglas, D.D., Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's). A New Year message from Lord Provost William Hughes. At midnight a rocket will be fired from the roof of the Caird Hall.

Dundee Repertory Theatre

Until Saturday, Jan 10
Panto Time
"Ali Baba"
Full  company guest artistes
Nightly at 7.30
Saturday matinee 4.30 and 7.30
Also special matinees.
Box office: phone 3530.