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The Annual Christmas Dinner – Thursday 22nd December 2016

Took place in the  Monifieth Community Cabin as usual.

Here are some pictures taken by our roving reporter.

Preparing for the event

Preparing for the event

Does Santa want Leonore's bottle?

Does Santa want Leonore’s
bottle?

A happy group with Santa

A happy group with Santa

 

and the winner is Linda - with Marianna looking on

and the winner is Linda –
with Marianna looking on

 

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Monifieth in World War 1 – talk by Elspeth Johnson

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Notification of the AGM on Friday 4th November at 10am in the House of Memories 

MONIFIETH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

55 High Street, Monifieth   DD5 4AA

An Annual General Meeting shall be held once a year, when the President`s report and Treasurer`s statement and Accounts shall be presented for approval. At this meeting an election of the President, Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer will take place.

The AGM in November will return to the original format of the date nearest to the start of the financial year, which at the auditors request was changed from November to the 31st October as stated in the current Constitution. Previously it was  1st January to 31st December.

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Andrew Carnegie of Dunfermline Talk

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Monifieth Traders long ago

Not quite sure of the dates but thought it may prompt some memories.

Please write in if you have any information to add to the advertising.

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Monifieth and its Amenities – 1889

FROM “THE DUNDEE COURIER” JUNE 12th, 1889

 

As a seaside summer resort there arc few places more favoured than Monifieth. It possesses many of the advantages which are most valued both in watering places and inland re­treats. While enjoying the bracing breezes from the German Ocean, it is sufficiently sheltered by bent hills and a delightful stretch of downs, the eastern wind being tempered by the heat of the grassy slopes over which it passes.

Again if we look to the sea, Nature has also been gracious to Monifieth. Safe, pleasant, and ample accommodation is found for bathing purposes.

Monifieth Beach

Monifieth Beach

Those who love fishing may en­joy themselves to the top of their bent.

To the west of the railway station, and south of the line, there is in their season a very paradise of wild roses, where children may play all day long, while those who appreciate rural walks can have them to their heart’s content.

The line rising ground up from the village would hold many excellent residences, commanding a rare sea view, and receiving the healthful airs from the Firth of Tay.

If to these attract­ions are added those presented by a magnificent golfing ground it will be found that Monifieth is a place whose natural advant­ages has not been stinted.

Golfers 1890's

Golfers 1890’s

at the tee

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Builders have begun to realise this and scores of cottages have been erected in the village which promises soon to compete, as a summer resort, with larger places east and west of it.

Help Needed

 

The curator at the McManus Galleries in Dundee asks……………

This autumn we will be doing an exhibition on the Iron Age in the local area. In our collections, we have some vitirified stone that was collected from the hill fort at Finavon by pupils from Invertay Primary School on a school trip in 1972.

I would love to be able to get in touch with some one who might remember the school trip or have photos from that day.

Thanks!