William Topaz McGonagall Supper - June 12, 1997

Dundee Celebrates McGonagall

The City of Discovery Campaign recently Celebrated McGonagall by honouring his name with a Supper
on-board the Frigate Unicorn on June 12th 1997

The McGonagall Appreciation Society have over the past few months been assisting the City of Dundee Discovery Campaign to organise a supper for the local business community.
Society Chairman Alex Gouick was a top table guest and speaker. Chairman for the evening was comedian and society member George Duffus.

The fare took on the names of some of McGonagall's works such as "The Tay Whale", which was poached salmon for the main course.

The main guest speaker was script writer, author and comedian Barry Cryer who presented his speech to the society.

Background music for the supper was provided by The Arioso Quartet and a short play was performed by local actors.

We have proposed plaques be sited in the vicinity of his numerous rented homes and a statue to the bard to be sited in the west end, hopefully with McGonagall standing on the Magdalen Green over-looking the bandstand and his famous railway bridge of the silvery Tay.


Copyright © 1997, The William Topaz McGonagall Appreciation Society. Revised September 23, 1997