Bygone News - 100 years ago and over

April 1908

New East End Streets

Mars Training ShipThe new main avenue to be constructed between Broughty Ferry Road and Arbroath Road is to named Greendykes Road and the thoroughfare connecting Dalgleish Road with East Haddon Road will be known as Woodhouse Street.  Read more......

March 1908

The Dundee Murder - Suspect Arrested in England

East StationA man said to be Charles White or Doherty "wanted" in connection with the Ann Street murder has been arrested by the Cheshire Police.  Read more......

February 1908

Dundee Flower Market

Tally StreetA petition from the stall holders at Craig Street Flower Market was submitted to a meeting of the Markets and Baths Committee of the Town Council on Tuesday in which certain suggestions were put forward with the view of increasing business. Read more......

January 1908

Terrible Tragedy in Dundee

View from the LawTo the long list of tragedies which have marked the opening of the year in Dundee there was added last night what appears to be a murder of the most brutal kind. The victim was Peter Cooney, 64 years of age, a quarry worker who resided at 68, Ann Street and whose head was battered in by some person unknown, who used as the weapon of attack a quart beer bottle. Read more......

December 1907

Cars to Downfield Next Week

Steeple 1907So rapid has been the progress in the construction of the new tramway line from Fairmuir to Downfield that it is expected early next week cars will be able to run out of the terminus at Baldovan Road. Work began on 5th September and when it is considered that there has been a good deal of broken time, and that the workmen had to be employed paring the roadway from side to side, it will be conceded that the work has been pushed through with expedition. Read more......

November 1907

Dundee Select Choir

OvergateGrand Evening Concert
Gilfillan Hall, Wednesday 13th at 8pm
Varied and specially selected programme of part song solos.
Mr H. Marshall, Conductor.
Miss M.Cuthbert, Accompanist
Tickets: 2s,1s,6d - at music-sellers. Read more......

October 1907

Suffragette in the City

City SquareDundee suffragettes had a preliminary skirmish on Wednesday in the Gilfillan Memorial Hall, when the "fiery cross" summoning all the faithful to Saturday's great demonstration in Edinburgh, was sent round by the leaders of the movement. Miss Husband presided and she was accompanied by on the platform Mrs Despard, Mrs F.W. Pethwick Lawrence, Mrs Billington-Grieg, Miss Christabel Pankhurst all of whom are connected with the Women's Social and Political Union and Miss Wilkie, secretary of the local branch. Read more......

September 1907

Votes for Women

MeetingArrangements were made on Tuesday at a meeting of the local branch of the Women's Social and Political Union for the holding of a demonstration in Dundee early next month, in which such well-known suffragettes as Mrs Despard, Mrs Philip Snowdon, Mrs Billington-Greig and Miss Christabel Pankhurst are to take part. The meeting decided to procure a banner bearing  a suitable motto for the Dundee branch. Read more......

August 1907

Small Dairy Farm - To Let

Dundee1900The farm of Hillhouses, within one mile of the northern boundary of Dundee, extending to about 76 acres, or about 56 under crop and 20 in permanent pasture. The farm has recently been carried as a Dairy farm and the buildings are suitable for that purpose. Read more......

July 1907

A Golfing Holiday

Tally StreetWhat can be more delightful than a golfing holiday? If you golf at all you should secure a copy of "Leng's Golfer's Manuel". It costs only a penny yet gives particulars of the various courses in Scotland as well as interesting information regarding famous golfers and the game in general. It is sold in all newsagents. Read more......