Lochee in the 50s and 60s

I was brought up in South Road, Lochee during the 50s and 60s. My dad drove lorries for Allison's transport in Clepington Road and my mum worked in the fish cannery, this was right across from our close. It was a great time running around Tipperary and the boag, up to Lochee Park, playing on the swings and roundabout, then another walk to Balgay Hill, this would be done in one day.

We went to St Mary's and then the Johnies schools, when I left, my first job was in the Shutly, I didn't like it very much. When I was old enough and quite a few jobs later, I got a job on the buses and progressed to the driving. I was on the Douglas and Mid Craigie run and I lapped up this job everyday I went to work.

I moved down to Wales in 1971, but still miss the old Lochee.


Submitted by Dougie Taylor