May 1929

Colour Difficulty

OvergateIn the Overgate, not very far from the Old Steeple, an enterprising householder has demonstrated what might be done by brightening the frontages of old properties. One window has been painted a brilliant blue. The risk is that if each householder is to select his or her colour of paint the Overgate may become tartanised. The Works Department might decide on bright blue, or the fashionable yellow.

Girl bitten by a rat - Audacious intruder

The daring of a rat, which emerged from its hole and bit a little girl while two neighbours were standing by caused a stir in the vicinity of Long Wynd on Wednesday.

The victim was a six-year-old girl, Ivy Rice. While at play on the first landing on the stair leading to her home a big cat emerged from a hole in the wall, scuttled up to the landing, and bit the kiddie on the finger.

Before anything could be done the rat escaped. The girl's finger was dressed in a neighbour's house, after which she was taken to the Royal Infirmary where the wound was again attended to. She was then sent home.

Unusual Mishap to Carnoustie Man - Swallowed His False Teeth
An unusual operation, the retrieving of a set of false teeth which had been swallowed - his dental plate containing seven teeth. It lodged in his throat and caused great pain until ultimately it slipped into the stomach.

In the morning the man went to the infirmary, where after he had been x-rayed the plate was recovered.

Broughty Singer's Success

To make gramophone records
In connection with the competition organised by the Columbia Gramophone Company in Edinburgh to find gramophone "stars", Miss Catherine Lawson, 12 Taymouth Place, Broughty Ferry, was chosen, with nine other competitors, to go to London to make test records. There were 500 competitors.

Miss Lawson, who possesses a contralto voice of wonderful tone and power, is well known in Broughty Ferry. She is contralto leader in the choir of St Stephen's Parish Church, and is a member of Dundee Choral Union.

Kinghorne Showrooms

Bed settee suite, 7 piece - £24 10s
Bedroom suites - £11 10s
Oak sidebaords - £4 5s
Mahogany sideboards - £9 10s
Oval mirrors - 7s 11d
Wicker chairs - 11s 6d
1 Kinloch Street, 20 Kinghorne Road


Who can design ladies' and children's garments and draft model paper patterns required. Splendid opening for smart, young woman. Apply, in confidence, giving age, experience and salary to No 302, Keith & Co.

Dundee Holiday Fellowship Club

A large section of Dundee Holiday Fellowship Club walked to Balmerino on Saturday. Games were provided for the active members, while others found their way to the beach to look for agates, which are to be found there. Some of the members were successful in their search.

After the dance was over - Youth's Escapade

As the result of an incident after a dance on Saturday morning four young men appeared before Sheriff Malcolm at Dundee on Monday. George M (24), James B (21), William M (28) and Charles W (22) were charged with having, in the bakehouse at 20 Hilltown, occupied by John Elder, stolen twelve cakes.

Mr M pleased guitly, Mr B, Mr M and Mr W denied the charge. That plea was accepted by Mr J Binnie and the charge against the last-named three was dropped.

Mr Binnie said that about 3.30 am on Saturday morning, Mr M, who was one of a crowd of young men returning from a dance, went into the baker's premises and asked for twelve morning rolls with jam on them. The baker said he would supply the rolls, but the jam would have to be got elsewhere.

Mr M then said he would take cakes. On receiving the cakes, he tendered a coin and ran out of the shop. When the baker discovered that the coin was a franc and not a shilling he gave chase and caught one of the young men. By this time all the cakes had been more or less eaten.

Mr M, who had admitted four previous appearances, said that he passed the coin not knowing that it was not a shilling.

His Lordship imposed a fine of £1, or ten days.

Have you heard that -

Lindsay Street was a narrow thoroughfare known in the 17th century as "School Wynd", after the grammar school had been moved thither from the Vault?

It takes its name from William Lindsay, who was Provost of Dundee from 1831 till 1833, and who had strongly advocated the transforming of the wynd into a spacious street.

He was of the family of the Lindsays of Bowhill, who were directly descended from the Earls of Crawford. He was born in Edinburgh in 1767, and came to Dundee when he was about 25 years of age, forming a large business as a corn merchant, and being very successful in the export trade.

After serving as Dean of Guild in 1827 and 1828, he entered the Town Council as the representative of the Guildry, and in 1831 he became provost. In the next year he was again chosen for that office after the Reform Bill of 1832 came into operation.

He died 17 years later in his 83rd year.

Dundee Corporation Galleries

Special exhibition of the works of Philip De Laszlo, M.V.O. During the exhibition which will finish on Sunday 12th May the Galleries will be open daily from 11 am till 5 pm, and 7 pm to 9 pm. Saturday 11 am - 9 pm. Sunday 2 pm - 6 pm. Entrance by Museum Door. Admission free.