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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:20

Who if anyone remembers sugarellie water? The Happy Hillock shop at Mid Craigie, The Arcade where you could buy almosy anything on a Saturday especially scraps. Playing boxes with a shoe polish, tin penny dainties, fireside tartan, the belt provident cheques, an orange and apple at Christmas, homemade paper, Christmas decorations, making calendars using old Christmas cards at school. The joy of it all never to be forgotten. 

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:16

Lived in Findcastle Place in Fintry late 50's early 60's . My father was the milkmam and I and 3 other boys delivered milk with him. I started at age 11 and finished when I was 16. We worked from 5 30 in the morning until 7 30. Carried two metal crates with 8 bottles of milk in each 364 days, got New Year's Day off. The winter was horrible used to go round hands and feet frozen, snot dripping but summer was great because when we finished the milk we would catch the berry lorry at Fintry shops and pick berries all day. Make a fortune. 

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:12

So glad Mollie remembered Mid Craigie. I was born in Maryhill HospitaI in 1946 and my mum, dad, older sister and me went to live with my granny at 119 Drumlanrig Drive Mid Craigie, while they waited for a council house. They got one in Fintry and now had 4 kids. When they moved I was 4 and sick so stayed with my granny. I lived with her until I was 11. It was a wonderful childhood used to get 1/2 penny to keep watch for the police from the men playing cards. Putting a line on for my gran at the iillegal bookies. Getting the sheets wrapped in brown paper out of the pawn shop. Then putting them back in 2 weeks later. My gran worked so hard in the mills and looked after me. Childhood was sheer joy - wellie boot marks, nose always snotty, swinging on the pylon on a rope we tied in the middle. The Beano and The Danny swapping and playing for scraps, Baxter Park, Stourie Burn picking berries, Mid Craigie Primary School the list is endless. I live in Sydney now and when I visit home am

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:05
Tina so can't believe I forgot the school was called the rainbow, big memory jolt.
 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:02
Mike the game was just called stot the ball against the wall but only girls were allowed to play!
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 14:56

Why Bridge Was a “Beacon”

A thin bright line of lights would have given “enemy” aircraft a tell-tale warning during Dundee’s big black-out on Monday night.

For the Tay Bridge, important Tayside landmark, continued to twinkle it’s message – “Here’s Dundee

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:12

Dundee’s Grand “Easter Egg”

One Hundred Thousands Pounds
From Sir J.K. Caird for the New City Hall

This is an Easter that Dundonians will remember, for a generous fellow-citizen has presented them with a fortune. As their “

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 14:17

I remember walking to school in the morning and stopping at the shop that used to be on Milnbank Road across from the bottom of Rosefield Street. You got a 2p mix which did the whole day. At that time I was at Blackness Primary on Blackness Road. I had been moved from Mitchell Street Primary the year before. On the way home at night we would go past the police box on Milnbank Road next to the playpark to see if there was a policeman there we could talk to and ask questions.