March 1953

Top O' The Hill Time

Bank StreetThe hands of the Hilltown clock, Dundee landmark, were restored yesterday. The works have been out of commission since the end of the year.The repair job was carried out by Mr W. Robertson Reid, caretaker of the city's clocks. The face has been repainted and the works given a major overhaul. An electric system has also been installed, so that the dial will be illuminated at night.

The clock was installed in 1900 and has undergone only two repairs since then.


Gentleman wishes loan of £40 for a period of four months. Terms of interest, please to Box 2301.

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We specialise in:
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cakes for all occasions
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137 Hilltown
17 Kinghorne Road
24½ Ann Street
125 Clepington Road


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Double-sided wash board at 5s 11d each
Ironing tables at 19s 6d each
and many other bargains
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Booking for Dundee Operatic Society Shows

Public booking opened at the Gaumont Theatre, Dundee, today for the shows "Martha" and "Rose Marie", being presented next week by Dundee Operatic Society.

Both shows are expected to be "sell-outs".


For wrapping papers, bags, twines etc. Dundee and District. Good opportunity for energetic and trustworthy man. Box 2265.

Missing from Camp Parade

Mr A.N. Adamson, North Tay Street, Dundee was charged at the Sheriff Court today with failing to appear on July 19th at Stannergate Drill Hall to proceed to annual camp with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, and neglecting to return kit valued at £3 1s 8d.

Sheriff Cullen imposed a fine of £1 on the first charge, and £3 1s 8d on the second.

Walked Out With Linoleum

Mr B (43), Craig Street, Dundee, stole a roll of lino valued at £1 12s 6d on Saturday in the public-house at 21 Hawkhill. He was fined £5 at the Sheriff Court today.

Mr Skeen, Depute Fiscal, said Mr B went in with the man who had the lino. When the man left to get another sample he left the roll in a corner. When he returned it had disappeared and so had Mr B. When charged, Mr B said "I am not denying it, I got 12 bob for it".

Mr Boath, Solicitor, said Mr B had been hawking with the other man, who refused to pay him the share of a previous deal.

Sheriff MacKinnon referred to Mr B's five previous convictions, the last in 1936.


Empress Ballroom, tonight 8 pm to 11 pm, 2/-
Tuesday - private dance, ticket only

Chalet Roadhouse, Broughty Ferry
Tuesday, private club

Dance Palais, tonight carnival 8 pm - 11 pm, 2/-
Tuesday & Wednesday, 8 pm - 11 pm, 2/-

West End Palais, tonight 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm, 1s 6d
Bill Thomson and his band

What's On Tonight - Cinema

Astoria - The Las Vegas Story - Jane Russell
Broadway - Rendezvous / Girdle of Gold - Joan Fontaine
Cinerama - The Lady Without a Passport - Red Skelton and Esther Williams
Empire - Because of You - Loretta Young
Forest Park - Lure of the Wilderness - Jean Peters
Gaumont - Somebody Loves Me
Gray's - Lovely to Look At - Kathryn Grayson, Red Skelton, Howard Keel
Green's Playhouse - Top Secret - George Cole
Kinnaird - The Snows of Kilimanjaro - Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner
La Scale - He Cooked His Goose - Three Stooges
Odeon - Made in Heaven - David Tomlinson, Petula clark
Princess - Big Noise - Laurel and Hardy
Regal - The Dalton's Women
Regent - Cruising Casanovas - Robert Hutton
Rex - Man of Bronze - Burt Lancaster
Rialto - Captain Blood - Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland
Royal - Ivanhoe - Robert Taylor, Liz Taylor, Joan Fontaine
Royalty - The Great Caruso - Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth
State - The Family Secret
Vic - The Flame of Barbary Coast - John Wayne