June 1934

Millions More Passengers for Dundee Trams and Buses

EsplanadeDundee trams and buses carried 2,489,530 more passengers in the last year than in the previous year. The tramcar service figures alone show an increase of 710,639 passengers, despite the fact that the Arbroath Road system, on which there were 490,385 passengers for the year 1932-33, has gone over to motor transport.

On the buses there have been 1,778,871 more passengers carried than in the previous year.

In a report issued by the department to the members of the Town Council it is stated that the total traffic carried 1933-34 was 37,174,924 passengers, as against 34,685,394 the previous year. The total mileage run was 3,793,180 against 3,684,269.

On the tram routes the largest increase of traffic is shown between Blackness and Downfield.

New Dundee Gas Showroom

The Gas Committee of Dundee Town Council proposed to take the ground floor and basement premises at 87, Commercial Street for a showroom.

The assessed rental is £470, and the running expenses of the showroom is £1500. The present showroom in Barrack Street and the premises in Irvine Square will be closed down, and it was stated there would be a saving of £129 per year.

In a report to the committee yesterday afternoon, Mr James Wilson, gas engineer, said that the premises could be planned to give very ample fitting accommodation for carrying out the work of the distribution department at present conducted from Irvine Square. It was estimated that a sum of £2500 would be required for the reconstruction of the premises.

Tennant Booked for Two Fights

Fred Tennant, the Dundee fly-weight, who is now back in his home town after a long sojourn in England, received offers on Thursday for two important engagements in the West of Scotland. He has accepted an offer to meet Teddy Rollins, Whitley Bay, over 10 three's at the Adelphi Sports Club, Glasgow on Thursday. Tennant already holds a decision over Rollins, who is one of the best known fly-weights in the country.

The other offer concerns a contest with Jack Ryan, Hamilton, at the Hamilton Skating Rink on June 15. The duration here is also 10 three's. Ryan has been recording good performances of late against opponents of the calibre of Fred Bebbington and Jacky Quinn, the Irish champion.

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Café Extension

A café and restaurant in the centre of the city is to be extended to the flat above, which has been a billiards saloon. Mr J. Campbell Proprietor of the Café Val D'or, City Square, has acquired the large flat above occupied as a billiards saloon by Messrs England and McKinlay since the east wing of City Square was built. Considerable alterations on the café will be made. The two doorways will be converted into window space and a central doorway and staircase installed.

Dundee Children "On the Air"

About 150 Dundee children took part in an hour's programme of broadcasting from the Marryat Hall on Monday night. The children comprised the school choirs, which earned the high commendation of the adjudicators at the recent music festival.

The choirs were supported by "soloists", and "took the air" at 6.30pm. To prevent any unnecessary noise they wore rubber shoes. They had no audience, but they faced the "mike" brightly and cheerily.

Mid-summer Sale

At Dundee's
Leading House Furnishers
John Young's
Dundee, Ltd.,
Tayside House
2-8 Tally Street, Church Lane, and 48-52 South Tay Street, Dundee.

Playgrounds Open During Holidays

Dundee Education Committee decided on Tuesday to open certain school playgrounds during the summer holidays in order to keep the children off the streets.

The idea was mooted by Mr D.R. Kidd. Convener. Garnet Wilson read a report by Mr D.B. McLay, city engineer, who was of the opinion that, the use of playgrounds for this purpose could not be easily arranged.

Mr Kidd moved that the Ann Street, Cotton Road, Glebelands and Wallacetown playgrounds by opened. Rev T.S. Taylor seconded.

It was agreed to remit to Councillor T. MacPherson and the city engineer to arrange for the opening of playgrounds in congested areas, generally remote from public parks, with power to spend up to £50.