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From The Monifieth Almanac and Literary Annual 1890


Local Information


Monifieth School Board

Rev. Crawford Smith Chairman: Messrs. Robert Galloway, David Low, G.R Paul, David Gowans, and Robert Stephens, Members; Mr Irvine Drimmie, Clerk; Mr John Strachan, Treasurer; Mr J. H, Meldrum, Schoolmaster, Miss Ellen Sinc;lair, Schoolmistress; Mr J . Coldwell, Schoolmaster. (Mattocks)

Monifieth Yearly Society


James Baird, President; Alexander Moir, Vice President, William Smith, Secretary; Andrew Walker, Treasurer; Alex. Hutcheson and Andrew Williamson, Members of Committee; Meets every alternate Monday evening in the Free Church Hall, at half past seven o’clock.

Monifieth Parochial Board

Office 53 Brook Street, Broughty Ferry. Hours—Forenoon from 10 to 3; Evenings, 6.30 to 7.30; Saturdays, 10 to 1. Wm. B. Spence, Collector.   Registrar for the Parish—Robert Morrison.


Mails arrive.                     Mails despatched.

7 a.m.                              10.56 a.m.

11 a.m.                            3.10 p.m.

6.30 p.m.                         7.55 p.m.

No despatch on Sundays.—David Lowson, Postmaster.


Parish Church,   –           Rev. Dr. Young,              Inducted in 1855.

South Free Church, –        Crawford Smith, M.A.,   Ordained in 1878.

Hillock Free Church,   –   Edward Cross, M.A.,       Inducted in 1845


Rev. Crawford Smith, M. A. Hon. President. Edward C. Baird, President. James A. Young, Vice-President. John Johnston, Secretary. James A. Baird, Treasurer. Jas. Elder, Chas. Malcolm and W. B. U. Patterson, Members of Committee. Meetings in the Room every Sabbath morning at Nine o’clock.


The Monifieth Branch, Panmure Lodge of the above association, meets every alternate Tuesday evening in the Sunday School Hall, at eight o’clock. Thomas Douglas, Worthy Master ; Robert M’Lauchlan, Deputy Master; David Macrae, Secretary ; David Doig, Treasurer; Other office bearers, James Lowson, Wm. Kennedy, Alex. Costley, James Carrie, Walter Levie, Jas. Campbell, John Hendry, D. B Hampton, James Blane, and James High.

LOCAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Dr Robert Sinclair Smith, Bellgray Villa, West March.


Meets every Monday evening in the Foundry Hall at eight o’clock, John Johnston, C. T.

PANMURE GOLF CLUB Instituted 1845

D. Mitchell, Captain; J. Sharp, First Coun­cillor, A. R. C. Patterson, Second Councillor; Irvine Drimmie, Hon. Secretary. The M’Lauchlan Silver Medal is competed for in May, along with the Gourlay Cup ; the Gold Medal and Silver Cross, in October; and the Brand Cup, in February.

MONIFIETH GOLF CLUB Established 1858.

Alex. Moir, Captain: Andrew Walker, Foundry Terrace Secretary and Treasurer ; Council—Thos. Christie, Geo. M’Cadam, John Chalmers, and Geo. Wright. Monifieth Challenge Cup played for in the months of April and May. Panmure and Average Medals on the first Saturday of March and Sept­ember.   Cold Cross and Average Medal on the first Saturday of June and December. Fenton Gold Medal second Saturday July; also six monthly competitions during the season.


Meets every alternate Friday evening in the Young Men’s Christian Association Rooms at eight o’clock. Wm. R. Mills, President; James Stewart and Robert Reid, Vice-Presidents; Archibald Whyte, Secretary and Treasurer.



James Johnston, President; S. M.  Low, Vice-President; J. II. Meldrum, Secretary and Treasurer ; meets every second Wednesday of each Month during the winter season in the Sunday School Hall.


Estimated Population, 2,000.

Number of Householders,                                                                               400.

Voters for Members of Parliament,                                                                 350

Feu-Duty,  …       …                                                                                  £1030 9 6.

Yearly Rental,     …      …                                                                         £4,260 5 0.

Annual Holidays begin on Second Monday of April, Fourth Monday of July, and Second Monday of October.

Parish   Church   Officer—Andrew Beaton.

Free     Church   Officer—David Ramsay.



Chairman—R. B. Laird, Esq., Members—Messrs David Stewart, A. T. Smith, Archibald White, Samuel Boyle, and Alex. Baird, Secretary, Treasurer and Lighting Inspector—Mr Irvine Drimmie.


James Barrio, President, John Strachan, Secretary and Treasurer.

Note—Since the sheet containing Mr Walter Alexander’s Adver­tisement was printed he has removed to that Shop lately occupied by Mr Andrew Beaton, while Mr Beaton, whose Advertisement appears on the same page carries on the business of Tailor and Clothier, at his residence, Anderson’s Terrace, Monifieth.

Monifieth Parish Church

St Rules pre-1902

St Rules pre-1902

By Mhairi Pyott


There has been a place of Christian worship on the site of St Rules Church for over 1400 years and most probably some form of worship before then.
The town developed around the church, which at one time was identified as `Kirkton of Monifieth`.
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Golf Links at Monifieth

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.

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John Knox and Monifieth

John Knox was the first to devise a system of education and his aim was to provide in every parish a place of education where even the poorest might be educated. The expense of education to be borne by the Church.

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A Romantic Adventure of Two Old Monifieth Communion Cups

This is the romantic story of two old Communion Cups belonging to St. Rules Parish Church Monifieth.

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