September 1928

Disappearance of an Airedale - Dundee Mystery Solved

Albert SquareA striking instance of a dog's devotion to its master occurred during the weekend, when a five year old Airedale bitch, belonging to an Edinburgh man, made her way from Dundee to her owner's home in Edinburgh. Part of the dog's journey was undertaken during Sunday night's violent thunderstorm.The owner of the dog had been on business in Dundee, and left for Edinburgh on Sunday evening giving the dog - who is called Peggie - into the charge of his Dundee landlady. Shortly after his departure the landlady missed the dog, and later communicated with the owner.

Early on Monday morning the owner was awakened by the whining of a dog at the door, and found that it was Peggie, who had apparently travelled from Dundee to Edinburgh. The animal's feet were badly bruised.

Peculiar Dundee Accident

A peculiar accident occurred in Victoria Road, Dundee, on Monday, as the result of which it was necessary to amputate an infant's finger.

Annie Kennedy (12), 202 Overgate, was out with her brother John, aged one year, and her sister Alice (4) who was wheeling the infant in a go-car.

At the top of Meadowside, Alice saw a horse-drawn lorry belonging to Mutter Howey & Co. driven by Thomas Whitton, Tannadice Street. Becoming excited, she lost her grip of the go-car, which ran on the road and overturned, the front wheel of the lorry passing over the child's hand.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary where the amputation was carried out.

Fish by Post

Buy fish by post, and get the best value in the trade. 4lb of cod, sliced or pieces 2s 6d; 4lb boneless or filleted fish 2s 6d; 7lb Loch Fyne kippers 3s post paid. Satisfaction guaranteed. Special wholesale prices to the trade.
W. Agnew, Fish Merchant, Castle Street, Glasgow.

Coals - Coals - Coals

Fill up now at summertime rates, as prices are now rising and coals will undoubtedly be dearer. Ample supply of the first grade house coal now in stock.
Special terms for ton lots
Leslie Coaling Co., 62 Seagate. Depots - Earl Grey Dock and Camperdown Dock.

Dundee Motorists' Test - Reliability Trial

Dundee Motor Club held a very stiff reliability trial on Saturday for cars and cycles. There was a fair turnout of competitors.

The route was from Ninewells to Longforgan, and then north for a mile to fairly bad "colonial" section to the Knapp, where an observed non-stop section took them onto Guardsmill. A stiff test was encountered at the ensuing observed non-stop section. The competitors then went to Kilspindie, and checked at the junction with Rait Road. The next check was at Dunning, and thereafter there were fully five miles non-stop under observation, with half a dozen water splashes.

Several of the competitors were thrown from their machines during this part of the test, riders were quickly in the saddle again. From Dunning the competitors made their way back to Dundee by direct route.

The chief awards were the Jackson Cup for motorcycles and the Shaw Cup for the best performance by any competitor.

Shaw Cup - L.H. Scott, Broughty Ferry ( 7 h.p. Austin)
Jackson Cup - A. Band, Perth (250 Humber)

Tablemaid Wanted

Beginning of October; three in household; three maids kept. Apply Mrs Patullo, St Colmes, 496 Perth Road, Dundee.

Dundee Schoolboy's Thefts
Two charges of theft were preferred against a 13 year old schoolboy, who appeared before Sheriff Malcolm at a sitting of Dundee Juvenile Court yesterday. The accused pleaded guilty to (1) on 9th August the theft of a ball and a box of chocolates from a stall in Gussie Park belonging to Harry Miller, amusement caterer; and (2) on 12th August the theft of a key and two dozen buttons from the rag store at 15 James Street, Dundee, occupied by John Fyffe Dove Johnstone, licensed pawnbroker. His Lordship put accused on probabtion for six months.

Have you heard that

The Wishart Arch in the Cowgate is the sole relic of the ancient fortifications of the town, as it formed part of the extended line of defence?

No doubt many will associate the archway with the name of George Wishart, the martyr, who, after a mock trial at St Andrews, was burned at the stake in 1546. It is commonly believed that this was the port from which Wishart preached at the time of the plague in 1544.

The precautionary measure had been adopted to carry many of the plague-striken and the suspected outside the gate and lodging them in booths at a spot near the river -then called "Sickmen's Yairds", beside the Rood Yard.

Historians are convinced that it was the East Port, near to Sugarhouse Wynd, in the Seagate, from which Wishart preached on the text, "He sent his word and healed them".

It would appear that the fortifications of the town were not commenced until some time after Wishart's death. The arch, however, is an interesting fragment of the defences, and should be preserved as a memorial of those days when the burgesses had to keep watch and ward, and were hemmed in by stone walls and oaken doors.

Paganini School of Music

Old Town House, Dundee
Violin and Banjo-Mandoline - Classes for beginners
2/6 per week covers the cost of both instrument and lesson.
Enrolment fee - one shilling.