September 1937

Honour for Dundee Pipe Bands

A high honour has come to six local pipe bands in Dundee and District through the discontinuance of the historic march of the clansmen at the Braemar Games, which take place next Thursday.

Instead of the clansmen a massed bands parade is to be held, and five of the six bands chosen for the event hail from Dundee. The sixth belongs to Forfar.They include the McKenzie Pipe Band, the Caledonian Pipe Band, City of Dundee Police Band, the Broughty Ferry Pipe Band and Forfar Burgh Pipe Band.

When it became known some time ago that the march of the clansmen was to be discontinued it was decided to substitute what may prove to be an even more picturesque event – a parade massed bands in full Highland dress.

The secretary of one of the bands concerned explained arrangements. “Dundee has long been noted for its pipe bands, but when it was finally decided to choose all six for the parade from this area it was felt that the city was indeed being honoured”

“Aberdeen apparently has no pipe bands available, while Dundee has at least five, while the well-known Forfar Burgh Pipe Band is included.

“The bands will travel to Braemar by bus, and will line the Royal route to the games. After this they will march round the arena in mass formation. It is fitting that one of the tunes included will be “Bonnie Dundee”

“On the invitation of the Earl of Strathmore, a full-dress rehearsal is to be held today in the grounds of Glamis Castle.

Single Room Houses for Spinsters

Attractive features are contained in the Beechwood Housing Scheme, which is at present in course of erection at the Lochee end of Kingscross Road.

In all there are four developments, comprising 555 houses of various types. These include a block of single rooms for spinsters, and a block of five-apartment houses of cottage type, with each tenant having front and back doors.

The first development, which is just completed, will provide accommodation for 169 tenants; they are arranged in blocks facing a large quadrangle which will form the garden entry. Each block contains 60 tenement houses- eight five-rooms, 24 four-rooms, and 28 three-rooms, with bathrooms and lavatories.

The block set aside for spinsters comprise a living-room with kitchenette, lavatory and larder while there is a bath between four tenants.

The cottage type is planned for the second development. There will be blocks of six houses of five apartments and the tenant will be to a certain extent self contained, as each house will have separate front and back entrances.

Closing a Burial Ground

A petition is to be presented to the sheriff by Dundee Corporation to close Old Mains Burial Ground. This step is to be taken owing to the practical impossibility of conducting a burial there without disturbing the remains of those interred in the ground. The south transept of the old church was abandoned in 1799.

Goldfish in Mill Pond

The lure of goldfish even in a mill pond is proving a great attraction to people in the north end of Dundee. The pond is situated within the grounds of Rockwell Works, Rockwell Place (off Lorimer Street), belonging to the Boase Spinning Company, Ltd., and the fish were introduced several years ago by Mr Charles McCririck, The Cairn, Longforgan, a director of the company.

Mr McCririck and many of the workmen take a great pride in the fish, and on several occasions pupils from schools in the district, accompanied by their teachers, have visited the pond in connection with their nature study classes.

Ham Cakes

Hungry workers will relish these tasty dishes when they come in from the cold at tea-time.  Mrs F.C. Poole, Edinburgh. Take equal quantities minced boiled ham and mashed potatoes. Eggs and pepper, mustard and salt to taste. Mix ham and potatoes together, add seasoning according to taste. Bind with a beaten egg, shape into a round flat cake and fry a nice brown colour. Place a fried or poached egg on top of each cake and serve hot.

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Opera Season Opens

The 16th season of the amateur operatic society was launched this week, when a large number of members attended practice in Masonic Temple, Tay Street. The society will present “Mr Cinders” in the King’s Theatre from December 6 and “Showboat” from March 21, each show running a week. The former will be produced by Mr George Davidson and “Showboat” by Miss Rosa Macdougald. Dancing will be under the direction of Miss Bertha Wilson. The rehearsal followed by a social, music being played by a Forfar Palais band.

Autumn Fashion for All

In this weeks “People’s Friend” Lizette, the Fashion Editoress, gives a number of the latest, smart autumn dress designs. There is a little boy’s coat, suited for school or for play: blouses, a skirt, &c; and in each case Lizette offers patterns with directions for the use of the home dressmaker. Lizette’s Cut-Outs are in an afternoon frock and nightwear for winter, both offered at very moderate rates.

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What’s On at Dundee Cinemas & Theatres Next Week

Broadway – All week – Robert Naylor, the famous Drury Lane and B.B.C. Star; 3 Edmund Boys, Berry Frew, Les Volgas, Willie Lindway, Harold Pryde, &c. Book now 3292.

Kinnaird – All Week – The Marx Bros. In “A Day at the Races” (U), with Allan Jones, Maureen O’Sullivan and Margaret Dumont. Full supporting programme.

Playhouse – All Week – Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer in “The Garden of Allah” (A); Robert Kent and Rosalind Keith in “King of the Royal Mounted” (U); Mickey Mouse Coloured Cartoon, “Don-Donald”.