September 1953

"We Want Shops" say Fintry Housewives

City CentreEight housewives marched into the Council Chambers at Thursday night's meeting of Dundee Corporation to demand immediate action to provide shops at Mains of Fintry Housing Scheme. About 30 more, for whom there was no room, waited impatiently in an adjoining committee room.

The deputation refused to be placated by assurances from Lord Provost Black that action was being taken. They continued to hurl angry comments after the Lord Provost had terminated the interview, and were still talking excitedly when ushered from the Chamber.

Main spokeswoman was Mrs E. Williamson, Findhorn Street, "we want to know when we can have shops in Fintry - we want a starting date and a finishing date" she demanded. "We have been put off far too long, both about shops and a school".

"We are entitled to shops. We are paying big rents - far too big. I would say - but we are prepared to pay them if we get the necessary backing of the Town Council".

Home Baking

H.B. Kelly: Lochee Home Bakery
Try our morning rolls, teabreads and scones
(all even better - now with new white flour)
160 High Street, Lochee.

Dundee Brotherhood

Dundee Brotherhood starts a new session tomorrow afternoon. The city's two M.P.'s Mr John Strachey and Mr G. Morgan Thomson are to be present.

The Clerk to Dundee Presbytery Rev H.M. Bartlett will conduct the devotional part of the meeting and Mr E.D.G. McPherson has arranged the music programme.

Dancing Tuition

Miss Esther Clarke - will resume her juvenile classes in St. John's Hall, Albert Street on Saturday September 12th at 2 pm. National, tap, and speciality dances taught to perfection.
Enrolling now:- 19 Park Avenue, Dundee.


Gardener (under) wanted for private garden in Fife; wage £5 15s with three-room cottage, bathroom & c. State experience and references to PO Box P1093, People's Journal, Dundee.

Chimney Fires

Each year one Dundee city householder in every 100 has a chimney fire requiring the attendance of the brigade.

This information was given to Angus Fire Area Committee by Firemaster J.W. Gibson. Last year he said there were 559 chimney fires, as against 493 five years ago. In the same time the number of occupied houses has risen from 52,649 to 55,826.


At Downfield on Wednesday, Invergowrie were defeated 4-3 in a Dundee league match. Invergowrie have finished second in the league, the winner being Downfield.

Exhibition of Rail Travel

An exhibition of rail travel is to visit Dundee entitled "Royal Journey by Kings and Queens". It will be on at West Station from September 9 to 12.

This is a magnificent collection of royal coaches with brocaded furnishings, a historic royal pilot locomotive and models, photographs, crest and headboards.

The display gives a picture of the comfort enjoyed by kings and queens of the past hundred years.

Dundee's Own Exhibition

Caird Halls, Dundee from Wednesday September 23 to Monday October 5th, 2 pm - till 10 pm daily
To be opened on Wednesday September 23 at 2 pm by The Rt Hon The Earl of Dundee
Special features include:- fashion review; cookery lectures; labour saving household appliances; music; radio; television; hairdressing demonstrations; RAF exhibit.
Admission 1/-; children 6d.