Monthly Archives: November 2017

Christmas Dinner for Members Associates and Friends

Monifieth Local History Society Christmas Meal

Thursday 21 December 2017

Menu

 

Course 1

 

  1. Carrot and coriander soup
  2. Prawn cocktail
  3. Fruit Juice

Course 2

  1. Roast Turkey and trimmings
  2. Homemade steak pie
  3. Nut roast (v)
  4. Baked ham salad

All of above served with seasonal vegetables boiled and baked potatoes

 

Course 3

 

  1. Xmas pudding and brandy sauce
  2. Caramelised orange cheesecake
  3. Raspberry ripple ice cream

All served with cream or ice cream Tea/coffee,

mincemeat pies, After Eight mints

 

£14 per head for 3 courses

£12 per head for 2 courses

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By Courtesy of Dundee Courier & Advertiser

MONIFIETH tries to lose “Forgotten Town” tag.

Freemasons of Lodge Grange

 

 Local history society striving towards foundation of a heritage centre

GRAEME STRACHAN

A bid to create a heritage centre in the “forgotten town” of Monifieth is gathering pace. Monifieth Local History Society is recording and saving the Angus town’s rich cultural and architectural past for the future.

Negotiations are ongoing with Angus Council to lease vacant premises to allow the group to move forward with its plans for a Monifieth Heritage Centre.

Margaret Copland, president of the Monifieth Local History Society (MLHS), said: “The MLHS volunteers manage and finance the House of Memories, which is a project run for the benefit of the community. “Something that started in a very small way due to the eagerness to preserve local heritage, it has just grown, and has become a recognised Angus tourist attraction.

These services can only be expanded in premises more suitable to our needs to move forward, with accommodation for research facilities and more area for displaying the exhibits which have been gifted or loaned to MLHS.”

Monifieth House of Memories is managed and financed by non-paid volunteers and to keep this permanent display of photographs and memorabilia costs £9,000 per annum. The Freemasons of Lodge Grange handed over a cheque for £300 towards the financing of the Monifieth House of Memories which has been going for almost 14 years. Among the items on display is a bronze replica of an ornament believed to date back to Pictish times which was moulded by Roddy Mathieson, Margaret said: “We have in our care a replica of the Monifieth Cross, also the Monifieth Crescent, which indicate Pictish art work. The original stone cross found in Monifieth is now in the National Museum.” The Crescent, found at Laws, disappeared but a scale drawing still existed and the bronze casting reproduction was made from the details. “We have many visitors local, national and international interested in their family history, and room for them to access research information would be beneficial,” she continued. “We do work closely with the Monifieth Library, which has over the last few years undergone many changes. “We have for some time been in discussion with Angus Council regarding the possibility – of leasing vacant premises under their ownership. “Negotiations are ongoing, and we hope that with a successful outcome, we could continue to serve the community as volunteers, by continuing to manage and finance a Monifieth heritage centre, open free of charge to the public. “Monifieth is often described as being `the forgotten town’. We would like to change that to `Monifieth – the town that remembers’.”

gstrachan@thecourierco.uk

 

Tale of Two Bottles

MYRA’S BOTTLE

From time to time we get unusual requests and it is sometimes interesting how things turn out.

“The bridge over the Dighty, at Monifieth has certainly been a crossing point for many centuries. …

                              Just found a milk bottle from Milton of Monifieth Dairy in farmyard in Gloucestershire. Well travelled! Would be fascinated to find out why it made it this far.
                              Interested to know when the dairy opened and closed in order to date the bottle.”

A lady  had dug up a Milton Dairy milk bottle in Gloucestershire and wanted to find out more about it. We replied…
There is information on our website and adverts, story & pictures. The owners before Forbes was Millar going back for quite sometime.
The dairy  is no longer operational.
We thought that that was the end of the story but we quickly received an email  from Stuart.
My great grandparents and grandparents had the Milton Farm and Dairy.
Contact me at stuartmillar@cogeco.ca and I will give you my information on the Milton.
I would love a photograph of the bottle.
This was passed on to Myra and she replied….

Dear Stuart

Please find attached a photo of the milk bottle dug up in a farmyard in Driffield Gloucestershire.
Fascinating to hear that you are connected with the dairy.
Regards
Myra

Our President has just emailed me  and said…..

We also have a half pint one, with `tuberculin tested` printed with the name.

We love to hear of stories like this. Please keep them coming.

House of Memories Bottle

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Story of Glenesk – the November Talk