Busy time for Local History Society

THE MONIFIETH Local History Society has had a busy week.

On Wednesday, several members made an enjoyable and informative  trip to the Romanesque Church of St Athernase at Leuchars in Fife.

Next Wednesday (October 17) at 7 p.m. in the Community Cabin, the regular monthly talk will be given by the invited guest speaker Dr Andrew Jeffrey.

His topic will be `Dundee Submarine Patrols 1940 to 1945’, a subject of great local historic interest. 

Entry is members £2, non members £3 and under 18s £1.  

On Friday, October 26, there will be a planned afternoon of ‘Old Time Music and Afternoon Tea’ for everyone to enjoy.

There will also be on display a collection of pictures of old Monifieth including some class and group photographs, tombola and a quiz.

Tickets are now available at the House of Memories or from members priced £3.

Monthly meeting

ANNE Smith, president, welcomed members and visitors to the monthly meeting of Monikie and Newbigging WRI held in Monikie Memorial Hall recently.

Guest speaker Mary Sneddon gave a most informative, moving and interesting presentation on the work in running Brae Riding for the Disabled, praising the many workers and volunteers involved and showing the tremendous courage, progress and achievement of the riders.

A most inspiring meeting.

Louise Johnston gave the vote of thanks.

Competitions resulted: Victoria sponge - 1, Margaret Anderson; 2, Athene Bergamino; 3, Muriel Young: jubilee souvenir - 1, Athene Bergamino; 2, Ella Ingram; 3, Margaret Riddick: flower of the month - Joan Strachan.

Eco Force meeting

MONIFIETH Eco Force, a local group of environmental enthusiasts, is holding its next public meeting on Tuesday (October 16) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Monifieth Amateur Dramatics (MAD ) premises, at 72 High Street, Monifieth.

An illustrated slideshow entitled ‘Birds of Monifieth Bat’ will be presented by Anne Tee, and will be followed by an open floor for questions.

Everybody is invited,the talk is aimed for any age group. Refreshments ill be provided for everyone at the meeting.

Chess Congress

THE DUNDEE and Angus Chess Congress starts today (Friday) at David Lloyd Leisure in Ethiebeaton Park, Monifeith.

The Congress is held annually in October providing competitive chess for both experienced and inexperienced players of all ages.

There will be four events providing competition for a wide range of ages, experience and playing strength.

A number of Scotland’s most promising primary school players will be taking part, including one seven-year old from Aberdeen.

The event gets under way at 7 p.m. tonight and lasts until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The format of the event provides for five games for each player, each game lasting up to 3 and a half hours.

Over 140 players are expected and entries have been received from as far afield as Nottingham, Sheffield and Barrow-in-Furness. A number of local players will also be taking part.

The Congress will end at 6.15 p.m. on Sunday with an address and prize giving by Councillor Helen Oswald, Provost of Angus.

Work begins on Monday

COUNCIL roadworks to improve the surface of Kinloch Street, Carnoustie began on Monday.

The road will now be closed for nine weeks while resurfacing to the road and pavements take place.

The work will start at the junction with Links Avenue and will continue towards Burnside Street.

Kerb replacement and pavement resurfacing will be carried out first.