June 1911

The Coronation – A Big Programme

The Dundee programme for the celebration of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary on Thursday 22nd June, is ambitious, showing that the members of the Town Council and others associated with them in completing arrangements are determined to make the day memorable as well as enjoyable for old and young.There will be something to attract and to amuse every section of the community from morning until late at night, and careful attention having been paid to details, all that is necessary to make the celebration a complete success is good weather. Based upon the plan followed on the occasion of the Coronation of King Edward and Queen Alexandra, with a number of extras thrown in, the programme is as follows:-

9.30 to 10.30 a.m. – Presentation of medals and chocolate to school children.
11 a.m.- Procession from Art Galleries to St. Mary’s Parish Church.
11.30 a.m. – Service in St. Mary’s Parish Church.
12.15 p.m. – Tree planting at City Church grounds.
12.30 p.m. – Feu de joie by Territorials at New Esplanade.
2 p.m. – Corporation luncheon in Art Galleries.
3 to 7 p.m. – Music and daylight fireworks in the parks.
7 p.m. – Swimming gala in Central Baths.
10.30 p.m. – Fireworks display at New Esplanade.

Letters Page


It’s a string in a knot,
Patience will untie it.

Patience can do many things;
Have you every tried it?

If it was sold, at any store,
I should like to buy it.

But you and I must find our own;
No one can supply it.

Sent in by George Stuart, Aberdeen.


Kinnaird Hall,
Friday, June 16 at 7.30
Violin recital by the pupils of H. Everitt Loseby
Orchestra of 120 performers.
Programmes of admission at musicsellers.

Orange Salad

Boil 3 oz sugar, the juice of 1 lemon and ½ pint of cold water with the rind of 1 orange; strain and cool. Peel 6 oranges, slice, and remove the pips, arrange prettily in a crystal bowl, pour over the syrup, sprinkle 2 oz desiccated coconut on the top, decorate with sweetened whipped cream, flavoured with a few drops of vanilla essence.

Bad News from a Whaler

Messrs W.O. Taylor & Co. have received a letter from Captain Connor, of the whaler Seduisante, dated Sukkerstopen, Greenland, 15ht May, in which he says – “I am sorry to inform you that Alexander Scrymgeour, while tending the main sheet in tacking ship, fell overboard and was drowned. We put out a boat immediately, but he sank before the boat could reach him”.

Scrymgeour, who was 30 years of age, resided at 3, West Port, Dundee and has left a widow.

Ex-Violet Player for Fulham

Charlie Craigie, the ex-Violet half-back, is going from Glossop to Fulham. When playing in Dundee a couple of season’s ago Craigie attracted the attention of the Derbyshire’s club officials, and right away he secured his place in the first team. He kept it all season. Last year however, Craigie was unfortunate, and did not appear so regularly in the Glossop first eleven. At a recent meeting of the English League Committee he had his transfer price reduced to £25, and there was a keen demand for his services.

Eyesight Talks

The best of Glasses are liable to get soiled at times – but no amount of rubbing the lenses will clear up your vision if they are inexact. The sight is constantly changing and Glasses should be kept closely adjusted to its needs. Let us re-test you and check your Glasses.

Lennie & Thomson, 52-4 Reform Street, Dundee.

Crown the Occasion

By Buying a Pair of our
King Quality Or Queen Quality Scot Boots for ladies and gentlemen.
They are fitting footwear for all Scottish people, dressy, fashionable and thrifty wear.
Gents boots, in patent black or tan 16/6.
Ladies boots and shoes, in patent black or tan, 10/6, 12/9, 14/9.
The Boot Mart
21, Murraygate, and other stores throughout the city.
A. Duncan & Company, Dundee.

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