The golf course at Monifieth consisting of 117 acres, was acquired in 1899 at a cost of four thousand pounds, this sum being principally raised by means of a bazaar held in the Drill Hall, Dundee, on three concluding days in September of that year.
Desperate Dan that iconic Dundee person made an appearance
Dan in the House of Memories
Into the eleventh year of its being there for visitors, the feeling was that perhaps a “face lift” was the order of the day. With some preparation, cementing and pointing of the stonework, it was time to bring in a professional painter & decorator.
Who knows what may happen at the House of Memories over the next ten years.
Certainly it is now known throughout the World by the number of overseas visitors who have passed through the door of 55 High Street, Monifieth, to enjoy the displays of exhibits, photographs and information archived within its walls, all relative to the local area.
A few examples of photographs which have interested visitors in the last month.
Which was uncovered beside the Dundee to Arbroath ( A92) road, then covered over when constructing the dual carriageway.
Linlathan House and Dighty Water
The Dighty as it meanders through the Den in front of Linlathen House which was later demolished.
Carpet Factory workers
Carpet Factory workers at Milton
David Marr and Earl of Dalhousie
David Marr – manager – and Earl of Dalhousie at the “Big Foundry”
Angus Heritage Week:
Wednesday 10th September, 2 – 4pm
Monifieth Local History Society Display
Monifieth Community Cabin, South Union Street , Monifieth
This is the place
Monifieth Local History Society will have on display a selection of photographs, memorabilia and researched information material relative to Local Heritage.
Checking the Information
Tea will be served.
Tea and Discussion
Everybody who came seemed to have an enjoyable afternoon.
Taking a break
The first half of 2014 has been a busy time for the MLHS members. We have participated in local and national events. Continued to serve the community by keeping the doors of 55 High Street known as the House of Memories, open daily free of charge to the public. We are most grateful to Angus Council for their financial support in the form of the second phase of an approved grant of £5000. However, we still manage to find time to organise and manage fund raising events towards financing the House of Memories, which from visitor numbers would appear to be a tourist attraction. Our very popular website has much interest from overseas visitors and has already prompted indiviuals to visit Monifieth.
Commonwealth Games Window Display
Our talks programme is now attracting many non members to the meetings in the Community cabin, with some eventually taking up membership.
Part of the audience attending a MLHS talk
In what is now the eleventh year of being ‘on the High Street’, we felt that the frontage of the building required a facelift. The local residents comments about the ‘new look’ are most encouraging.
In short what appears to be a big all round success story, however, we do need volunteers to come forward and give a commitment of two hours per week of their time to keep the project alive and sustainable. We have already heard so many times from visitors ” Wish we had something like this where we come from”. You can help us keep our special place by giving a little of your time. You might even enjoy joining in what we do?