January 1929

Another Cinema for Dundee - Accommodation for 1,150

Forest Park CinemaA further addition to the number of cinemas in Dundee, Forest Park Cinema, was opened on Monday afternoon. Due to the enterprise of a city builder, Mr Charles Gray, this very well appointed building has been erected in a comparatively short time, it being only a few months since the plans were passed. The building seats 1,150 people.The programme was varied and included popular artistes. Wee Georgie Wood, the clever boy actor, appeared in "Two Little Drummer Boys". The acting was generally of a high standard, and the entire production contains much humour as well as pathos.

Motor Collides with Lamp-Post - Escape of Gas

The smell which emanates from the Gas Works in Broughty Ferry Road was intensified about 8 o'clock on Wednesday night by a motor car colliding with a lamp-post in the vicinity.

John Gibson, fish merchant was driving a motor car eastwards when it skidded on the icebound roadway, causing the car to turn completely round. It collided with a public street lamp. The top part of the lamp was damaged, and in consequence there was an escape of gas. The contents of a petrol tin carried on the near side of the car were split, but the tin was removed from the danger zone.

Telegraphic Service

The decision of the Post Office that from the beginning of next month Dundee is to be cut off from telegraphic communication with the outer world between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am is one that will not be taken lying down. Why Dundee the third city in Scotland, with its world-wide interests, should have its facilities docked in this way is hard to understand.

Admittedly the night service is not a heavy one, but it is a necessary service, all the same, in a city like ours, and it is essential that it should be retained.

Watchmakers and Jewellers

Seasonal presents of clocks, unusual designs, but moderate prices, watches and jewellery.
Herbert, 105b Nethergate.

Punch and Judy

The Royal Scots Fusiliers' Association staged their annual New Year's treat to poor children in the Free Breakfast Hall on Thursday, when they provided the children with a great feast and departed from the usual style of entertainment. The great hit of the evening was the Punch and Judy Show. It was something entirely new to most of those present, and the changing expressions on the children's faces must have shown those responsible for the evening's fun that they had not failed in their endeavour to brighten the hearts of the kiddies.

Add to Your Earnings

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Harbour Shipping Record - A Busy Month

December constituted a record within recent years so far as shipping was concerned at Dundee harbour.

During the month over 100 vessels visited the port, among them being 15 jute steamers bringing approximately 230,000 bales of jute and gunnies.

The aggregate net tonnage of the vessels which were in the port during the month amounted to about 118,000, and almost half of that total was contributed by the jute boats. The fact that 20 potato boats loaded at the port within that period is largely responsible for the promising conditions.

Concerning Shoes

A good method of restoring discoloured brown shoes is to paint them with iodine. Let them dry after the painting process, and then polish in the usual way.

To blacken brown shoes rub them all over with a raw potato, then blacken with ordinary shoe polish.

Do You Know That

Bank Avenue, Downfield, received its name, not from any "commercial bank," but from the estate of Baldovan, which, in 1710, was known as "The Bank".

The estate dates back to the early days of the seventeenth century, and it was at that date in the hands of the Scrymgeours, Viscounts of Dudhope.

A Fife family, the Nairns of Sandford - now St Fort - gained control of Baldovan about 1680, and held the estate for 60 years. It was in 1710, while David Wedderburne of that family was in possession, that the estate of Baldovan received the designation of "The Bank".

In 1740 Walter Tullidelph, upon whom the degree of LL.D. was conferred by the University of St Andrews, returned to Scotland from Antigua, where he had amassed a large fortune. He was of an old Aberdeenshire family, and he purchased the estates of Baldovan and Balgay.

Upon his two daughters, Charlotte and Mary, he conferred the estates of Baldovan and Balgay as "tochers" or marriage dowries. When Charlotte married Sir John Ogilivy, baronet of Inverquharity, in 1754, she obtained "The Bank".

On the marriage of his younger daughter, Mary, to the Hon. Alexander Leslie, son of the fifth Earl of Leven, she received, as her portion, the estate of Balgay.

It was proposed to rename "The Bank", Tullidelph Hall, but ultimately the old name survived.

From 1754 until the present day the estate of Baldovan has been in the hands of the Ogilvys, and at the present time the tenth baronet, Sir Herbert Kinnaird Ogilvy of Inverquharity, resides there.

Dr Walter Tullidelph also owned the estate of Logie, and Tullideph Road takes its name from him.

Sunday Concert

Her Majesty's Theatre was crowded on Sunday night on the occasion of a picture-concert under the auspices of Dundee Sailors' and Soldiers' Dependants' Association. The films shown were "The Legend of the Willow Pattern Plate" and "The Heart of a Crowd". Mr Johnny Beveridge was the vocalist and selections were played by the Plaza Orchestra.