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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 13:41

We were brought up in Fincraig Street from 1961 to 1965 then moved to New Zealand. We stayed three years came back and stayed in Whitfield with my Grandmother Julie Roberts them moved to Glenrothes. Three years later we moved back to New Zealand again. I have been back twice over the years 1981 and

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:07

Our family lived in Linlathen next to Mossgiel and Linlathen High School which are no longer there. Times were hard but we made do playing football in the street, making swings on trees, playing street games such as ghems up the poley, kick the can..this was late 60s/70s...we would go to Swanny Ponds, Baxter Park and Den o Mains. I remember as a kid going to Caird Park with a wheelbarrow to collect twigs/broken branches for the coal fire, going to Pitkerro Rd newspaper shop for the penny tray which had all kinds of sweets...wish I got pics from those days. 

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:54

Hi Tina. Like you, I remember the metal gates and barbed wire used to prevent anyone from Linlathen to cross the viaduct from Fountainbleu Drive to the wilderness that was Fintry, although my elder siblings found them little deterrent when they crossed from Linlathen to make a few bob picking spuds on McLean's farm. Happy days, they lied. A heroine of mine, Mary Brooksbank, called such times the good old bad old days, and I think she was spot on. She would arrive unannounced at the top of our street, Riddell Terrace, sing two or three songs and then move on. I was never less than completely captivated, and dreamed endlessly of her singing. In later years, when we became like-minded friends, I would drive up from Birmingham, where I lived for 25 years, and visit her to enjoy a half hour's catchup.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:54

I was born in 1946, and lived on Baldovan Terrace until 1958. I was reading the letter from Magnus Walker about growing up on Park Street. Baldovan Terrace is one block away from Park Street. He stated that he played in Baxter Park and Stobbie Pond which were both placed that I also played at. I was just wondering if I knew him. I moved to the U.S. in 1961 where I have lived ever since. I am now also retired, and live in Buffalo, New York. I enjoy your articles on auld Dundee. They bring back many memories. Many thanks.

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:43

During the early 70s, my friend David Stewart played in goal for Ayr United, before signing for Leeds United. He used to leave tickets for my late father and me for any games in and around this area.

On one such occasion, I remember going for a pint in a pub called the Forrester's Arms (a black and tan priced 1/11d). Can anyone tell me exactly where this pub was?

Before another match at Tannadice, Johnny Doyle (who later signed for Celtic) came off the team bus and promptly sent me off to the nearest shop for a bottle o' ginger) which I later learned was scoffed as part of his pre match ritual.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:19

Earlier Date for Bridge Opening

The Tay Road Bridge could be finished by March 31, 1966, three months ahead of the original target date – or even earlier.

But to achieve this may mean relieving the Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd.,

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:02

First Footers Went Taxi Mad

Dundee experienced its first cheap rate taxis Hogmanay! The taxi-drivers are still trying to get their breath back.

All records were broken in a night and day rush which lasted for nearly four days,

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 09:38

Typhoid Fever Claims First Victim in Broughty Ferry

It has been officially announced that the outbreak of typhoid fever at Broughty Ferry is in no way caused by the much-maligned drains. The outbreak is said to be due to infected milk.

The outbreak of typhoid fever at Broughty Ferry claimed