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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 13:06

An Ode Tae Yon Haggis
Fleein aboot it's heilan hame
yon haggis a sicht tae see
Fir ye see it cannae flee
As it swaggers through
Yon purple  heather
A hunter clad in boots and leather
Shoots yon beastie deid
Fir the next time
Ye see yon haggis
It'll be served upon
A silver platter
And grace will be said
We a helping o' neeps n' tatties
And a wee dram tae awash it doon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:16

Better Tramway Service

Extension of Track and Higher Speed

The Board of Trade inspection of the extension of the Blackness Road tramway line took place on Tuesday by Major Pringle, R.E.

This new section, which is about 1200 yards in length, continues the Blackness route

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 15:38

My family moved to Carnegie Tower in November 1967, when I was 10. Carnegie Tower was the first of the 4 tower blocks to be built in Alexander Street. Previously in that area, there had been streets full of old small shops and tenements where families lived, mainly in cramped conditions and sharing outside toilets with neighbours. I was an only child and we had lived only a few hundred yards away in a one bedroomed first floor tenement flat at 76 James Street. By the time we moved to the multis, there were only 2 tenants still living in the building where I was born and had lived with my Mum and Dad.

Moving to a brand new house was very exciting. We had an inside toilet for the first time in my life (and my parents’) and I also had my own bedroom. Most of the people who moved to the multis then, had come from similar houses and for the first time had new spacious homes, with storage heating, fitted carpets and

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 15:05

I note the photograph of the Princess Cinema, I am the laddie on the bike, the photo taken by someone from D.C. Thomson about May 1959. I lived at 88, Hawkhill from 1951-53 and went to Tay Street School. Them moved away to Paisley. Came back in 1958 and lived in Rosefield Street. My mum had a second hand shop and a cafe in Brook Street, bottom of Larch Street. I remember playing in the high landie.

Monday, January 19, 2015 - 15:00

I note the photograph of the Princess Cinema, I am the laddie on the bike, the photo taken by someone from D.C. Thomson about May 1959. I lived at 88, Hawkhill from 1951-53 and went to Tay Street School. Them moved away to Paisley. Came back in 1958 and lived in Rosefield Street. My mum had a second hand shop and a cafe in Brook Street, bottom of Larch Street. I remember playing in the high landie.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 09:37

Modernising Grove Academy

The acquisition of Seafield and ground by Dundee Education Committee will enable improved facilities and additional accommodation for Grove Academy.

Seafield was formerly a private school. It is proposed to provide a modern outfit for all the practical subject, including science laboratories, rooms for woodwork, and technical drawing, cookery, laundry and needlework and for

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 09:08

I was born in Clement Park in 1943. I lived in the square in Shepherd's  Loan, in my Granny Ogilvie's house. It had four rooms and a toilet. I went to Hawkhill School. My grandfather Hall lived under Cox's Stack in a big grey house. One of my friends was Jean Navickas she lived across the square. There was Mary Gatley and Helen Davies who lived above us. We emigrated to Australia in 1951. I told my friend Jean that I would be back in two years for a holiday but didn't get back for another 50 years and then my memories were all gone.

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 16:00

I moved from Montrose to Dundee and worked as a porter in the D.R.I. After a spell at Step Row off the Perth Road, we were given a house in Dunbeg Place, Trottick. We came to know some ot the residents and still keep in touch with Betty and Ian. My brother, who was a chef in the D.R.I. and I played golf at Caird Park. Ian and I frequently visited the Claverhouse (Ian called it the slaverhouse) on Saturday nights. Happy days.