February 1911

St Andrews Parish Church

Recreative Club Tableaux Vivants and Dramatic Entertainment in Foresters' Large Hall On Wednesday and Thursday 8th and 9th February at 7.30pm each evening Soloists - Miss Charlotte Craig, Miss Jessie Ayre, Mr A.L. Mackie, Mr James Bowman and Mr Robert C. Bisset. Dramatic Sketches:- "Rough Diamond", and "Romeo and Juliet" Orchestral Accompaniments. Admission, 6d and 1s.

Old Steeple Bellringers' Supper and Dance

The above Society held their annual supper and dance in Downie's Rooms last Friday, when over 50 members and friends sat down to supper. Mr William Banks, Honorary President, occupied the chair Mr William C. Tasker, President, proposed the health of Mr and Mrs Banks which was enthusiastically received. Mr Banks, in a neat little speech, replied giving some reminiscences of his early connection with the Old Steeple. Thereafter a pleasant evening was spent in song and sentiment, dancing kept up till an early hour.

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Kinnaird Hall

Farewell visit of Sousa and His Band. Kinnaird Hall, Dundee. February 21. Two concerts at 3 and 8.

New Synagogue - Dundee Jewish Scheme

For some time past the Jewish residents in Dundee have had under consideration a proposal to secure property which could be readily converted into a place of worship, and their plans culminated in the purchase, by private bargain, of premises in Meadow Street. The property is situated about midway between the Wellgate and Meadowside, and consists of part of a tenement property, a saleroom, and part of a warehouse. The property has been in the market for some time. The purchase price has not transpired, but it is understood to be about £500 or £600. The number of Jewish worshippers in Dundee is comparatively small, being confined to about 20 or 25 families, so that the total congregation seldom exceeds three figures. For close on 20 years they have worshipped in premises in the Murraygate, but a practically unanimous desire for a change lately asserted itself, with the result stated. Some time will necessarily elapse before occupancy can be taken, and members will have to make up their minds between the complete re-erection of premises to suit their own requirements or re-facing and fitting out the present building, which, of course, can be done at less cost.


Millinery - Wanted immediately, a Good Trimmer, to assist in shop, also an Improver. Apply Mrs Malcolm, 20, Hawkhill.

Butter Milk Toffee

To 1 pint (4 gills) buttermilk allow 1 lb brown sugar, and boil together until a little dropped into cold water hardens. This toffee tastes very nice, but it has an unpleasant smell while cooking. Maggie, Dundee.

Dundee Trawler's Novel Catch

One of the trawling fleet belonging to the port had a curious as well as exciting adventure with a ground shark this last trip. Leaving the fish dock at Dundee on Monday morning, the Primrose, known as DE 114, and belonging to Dundee Fishing Co Ltd, steamed as usual to the fishing grounds in the North Sea. On the following day her trawl was found to be heavy, and to the surprise of the skipper and crew it became known as a huge "catch" had been made by way of a shark. Always ready for emergencies the men towed the monster of the deep for over 12 hours until it became sick and was subsequently drowned. At the time of the capture the Primrose was over 40 miles to the north-east of the Bell Rock. Entering the dock on Thursday morning at six o'clock a tackle was made fast to the "after end" of the large fish, and it was safely hauled ashore. Being of no value for food purposes, when put up for auction it realised only 7s.