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The Annual Christmas Dinner 21st December 2017

The ‘Hystericals’ Annual Christmas Dinner was very successful.

pictures taken at the event by non other than the celebrated international  BMX star, Author, Film Star, who came home for Christmas and attended the dinner.
JOHN BUULTJENS.

 

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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

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

 

The Story of Panmure

HERITAGE WEEK  2nd – 8th SEPTEMBER

Saturday – Items from Panmure House on display.

Sunday – Monifieth Boys Brigade Pipe Band will be playing playing

Wednesday – Panmure House Talk

President’s Report July 2017

Monifieth Local History Society /House of Memories

Management Meeting Friday 4th August

President’s Report

July has as expected been a busy month for us, with an increase in the number of visitors to the House of Memories, quite a few from overseas, also increased activity on our website.

Our disappointment at having to cancel the fundraising “Tea in the Garden” became easier to accept, when on the day the weather was atrocious. Someone somewhere was looking after us. !!!

Recently, when a visitor came and offered an item for us to add to our display, I became aware of the fact that the local community are very supportive of our work and the services we provide. This idea became apparent when looking at the memorabilia, photographs etc. all gifted or loaned to Monifieth Local History Society, and as said by one benefactor “I want to keep my items and memories here, where I belong, preserving our heritage”. Sadly the person is `no longer with us’, but we are still able to display the gift, hopefully for future generations.

Our work and the services we provide are recognised, locally, nationally and internationally, which of course is our constituted objective. This has, and only can be achieved by the amount of time and skills given by a few volunteers, and as President

I thank you for your commitment and dedication, on occasions through very difficult and stressful situations.

We have recruited two new volunteers who are prepared to give us some of their time on a regular basis, and two ‘regulars’ have increased their hours ‘on duty.

Looking to the future – August & September should bring an increased work load, with our participating in several scheduled local events, talks, Open Doors Weekend & Angus Heritage Week.

To conclude July has been a success story for Monifieth Local History Society and the House of Memories community project. Thank you all once again.

Margaret Copland (President.)

 

Monifieth’s Disappearing Heritage

The first talk of the season: Monifieth’s Disappearing Heritage, to take place in the Community cabin on Weds 16 August 2017 at 2pm, followed by afternoon tea.

The talk will be given by Margaret Copland and Marianna Buultjens.

The second talk on 20th Sept., same time, same place will be: An account of Sunnyside Hospital to be given by Ian.M. Bell.

The rest programme for Oct., and Nov., is currently being arranged.

SCOTTISH CHARITY REGISTER – Monifieth Local History Society

Charity Details

Monifieth Local History Society, SCO34053

Registered charity from 05 December 2002

Address:          House of Memories

55,  High Street

Monifieth,      Angus

Postcode:         DD5 4AA

Office/Home Address:

Principal Office Website: http://www.monifiethhistorysociety.co.uk (http://www.monifiethhistorysociety.co.uk)

Link to charity accounts:    No Link Provided

Regulatory Type:          Standard

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Operations Charity Status: Active

Updated: 16 May 2017

Constitutional Form: Company (the charity is registered with Companies House)

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