July 1935

Seaside Trek

Royal ArchA record trek for the season was made at the weekend from Dundee to the seaside. About 14,000 people were at Broughty Ferry and Monifieth beaches, while 10,000 crossed the river by train and boat. For a long period the queue for the buses to Broughty stretched the whole length of the platform at Shore Terrace. To alleviate the pressure Messrs Alexander had running on the Monifieth route five buses, which normally run on Perth City routes. Near the Tay Bridge 50 people had their own lido. At low tide they bathed from one of the sandbanks.

Strange Facts About Dundee Streets

What street in Dundee has the greatest amount of horse traffic? The answer is the Overgate.

Of the various types of vehicles that traverse the cobblestones of Overgate 23 per cent, is of the horse drawn variety.

The committee of local authorities that met recently in connection with the Tay road bridge scheme decided that a census of traffic at various points should be taken. The taking of a traffic census is no new thing in Dundee. The Corporation Works Department takes periodical statistics of traffic on main roads in the city.

This is not merely for the sake of acquiring knowledge as to the increase or decrease of the volume of traffic. It is more for the purpose of getting data as to wear and tear of various surfacing materials in use. Some of the facts that emerge from the census are very surprising.

While traffic in the High Street reaches a total of approximately 16,000 tons per day, the average tonnage on the road at the city boundaries is between 2000 and 3000.

Traffic on the High Street on a single day in 1925 was 5000 tons, so that it has grown by over three times since then.

Reform Street in 1915 carried 2500 tons of traffic. Today the figure is 6850 tons. Perth Road in the same period has climbed from 1934 to 4515.

The records show that percentage of motor vehicle using the street as against horse-drawn vehicles.

Overgate holds the record for horse traffic with 23 per cent. Wellgate comes next with 22 per cent and Dock Street and South Union Street with 21 and 20 per cent respectively.

The bridge promoters need not go into too much detail over their traffic census. The Works Department has it all recorded.


Take the children some sweets to-night from "The Honeycomb", Castle Street, Dundee.

A Popular Pastime - Horse Riding

This fascinating exercise is becoming more and more popular. It appeals to and is enjoyed by people of all ages. You are never too young or too old to become a devotee of this delightful sport.

Under expert guidance a few lessons will soon make you an accomplished rider. Why not begin during holiday week?

Write, call, or phone 5341,
Springhill Riding Academy
Arbroath Road,
Springhill, Dundee.

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11 North Lindsay Street
Dundee. Phone 2972.

Work for 600 Women

Work for six hundred women is available in Dundee and district for fruit picking and fruit canning.

The employment exchange authorities at Guthrie Street interviewed hundreds of women, but they calculate that they will not have a sufficient number of the type most suitable for the work. They are therefore appealing to women - including married women - who are not registered at the ex-change, who would be willing to take canning jobs in Dundee or Montrose, to apply to the Guthrie Street ex-change.

A special train convoys the workers to Montrose and back to Dundee every day during the canning season, and Messrs Chivers pay a percentage of the fare. The jobs last for about a month. The season begins towards the end of July.

The fruit-picking season in Dundee and Forfar and the Coupar Angus districts starts next week. Employers are providing accommodation, such as hutments for the workers. About 300 fruit-pickers are wanted.

Holiday Snaps

Keep records of those glorious summer days in the open air.
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No Pedestrian Crossings

"Not Necessary"

Dundee is not to have pedestrian crossings, even though the Ministry of Transport are to pay 60 per cent of the cost of the installation. A circular from the Minister of Transport stating that he was prepared to make a grant of 60 per cent of the cost of the initial installation was read at a meeting of the Works Committee. As a rough guide, the Minister suggested 12 crossings per 10,000 inhabitants.

Convener T. Macpherson said that would represent a grant of £1200 and an expenditure of £800 or £900 by the Corporation. The committee had decided that road crossings were not necessary in Dundee.

Mr D.R. Kidd said that in view of numerous accidents and the fact that the Ministry had refused to grant a ten-mile speed limit in Blackscroft the committee should reverse the decision.

Convener Macpherson replied that the accidents were due to children running out anywhere and would not be prevented by erecting crossings. The traffic in the streets was well managed.

Lord Buist said that if they had considered the crossing would help in regard to safety he did not think the question of finance would have been involved. The committee agreed to take no action.