Bygone News - Work / Working Life en Kick Start Questions About Beautiful Dundee and Delightful Broughty Ferry <p>My memories of staying in the beautiful city and delightful Broughty Ferry now need a kick start....<br />&nbsp;<br />Stayed at Tayview Guest House, believed to be in St Vincent Street just around the corner from the welcoming Sliding Tackle pub (our adopted local).<br /><br />Worked in Main Road adjacent to the Timex factory upgrading electricity cables and jointing, at the time of Tay Bridge construction. A gang of seven, we made several friends, among them a crowd who claimed to be known as the "Dundee Bums".<br /><span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/kick-start-questions-about-beautiful-dundee-and-delightful-broughty-ferry"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Broughty Ferry Road Bands / Groups Dancing / Dance Halls Work / Working Life Brian Rogers Broughty Ferry City Centre Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:05:18 +0000 lynne.davidson 1332 at Veeder Root Factory in the Late Seventies <p>I worked at the Veeder Root factory at Gourdie from 1977-79. I really liked working there making tachographs, sitting in long rows of women working away some with jigs some putting small parts together. My family lived in Fintry at 31 or 32 Findcastle Terrace opposite the primary school. My aunt's sister worked there also, Rosemary Pillins, and my friend Jackie Clancy, I think she later joined the navy. Her aunt Francis was really nice. Happy memories.&nbsp;</p> 1970's Family Work / Working Life Catherine Cvjetkovic (nee Harris Scott) Fintry Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:56:10 +0000 lynne.davidson 1324 at Nostalgic Memories of Dundee and Broughty Ferry <p>To rekindle nostalgic memories of Dundee and Broughty Ferry, I worked here in 1966, a 24 year old East London Sassenach but staying in St Vincent Street, Broughty Ferry. Loved the city, the people, the atmosphere. Used the Sliding Tackle pub, (Dear old Bobby Cox, the pub manager), John(?) the Locarno (?) ballroom) the Chalet along the seafront, and a hotel on a Sunday with a fab band, on the banks of the Tay river on Broughty Ferry Road. Weekday dinners at the Timex factory canteen, suggested by friendly locals. Happy days. &nbsp;</p> 1960's Celebrations / Occasions People Work / Working Life Brian Rogers Broughty Ferry Mon, 01 Jun 2015 09:25:04 +0000 lynne.davidson 1321 at Milk Delivering and Berry Picking <p>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.&nbsp;</p> Childhood Hobbies Work / Working Life Lynda Kay (Campbell) Fintry Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:07 +0000 lynne.davidson 1304 at Memories of Polepark <p>I was brought up in Polepark by my dad Frank Traynor and the lovely Ann and Bert Small who owned a little grocer shop at 16 Polepark Road. They took over the majority of my care after my mum sadly died when I was four years old.</p> <p>I have many happy memories of the jute workers who came into the shop and the actors from the Rep Theatre which was in the church at the top of Polepark. It was a lovely time to grow up and a caring way of life when people all looked after their neighbours. Ann and Bert Small ran a lovely wee shop and were kind to their customers.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/memories-polepark"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Polepark Road Childhood Family People Shopping Work / Working Life Ann Traynor (Small) Polepark Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:46:22 +0000 fiona.christison 1257 at Born at Maryfield Hospital <p>Born at Maryfield Hospital in 1956 and lived at 135 Alexander Street until 1964, firstly in the attic flat with outside toilet on the pletty then luxury we moved into the first floor flat with a inside toilet above the chippy until they knocked it down to build the multis, what a great place to grow up.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/born-maryfield-hospital"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Alexander Street Strathmartine Road Childhood People Work / Working Life Ramsay Strachan Hilltown Menzieshhill Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:58:14 +0000 fiona.christison 1256 at Down Memory Lane <p>These are my memories of Dundee. I have lived in Ireland for thirty years now, but go back home at least once a year.</p> <p><strong>Down Memory Lane</strong></p> <p>I’m taking a trip down Memory Lane,<br /> Down through the years to my childhood again,<br /> I’ll let you walk with me and maybe you’ll see,<br /> Places and times, the things special to me.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/down-memory-lane"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Celebrations / Occasions Childhood Cinema / Theatre Food and Drink Poems / Poetry Work / Working Life Susan Howard Tue, 20 May 2014 08:10:35 +0000 fiona.christison 1244 at Bonar and Long <p>I also worked at Bonar and Long back in 1969 for about 1 year to 18 months. I worked in the office and was friends with Irene Lawrence and Ted Johnstone. Ted was a draftsman. I moved out of the country and lost tough with both of them.</p> Work / Working Life Cathie Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:05:42 +0000 fiona.christison 1216 at The Chalet <p>My gran died when I was 8 this was 1968. My gran Isabella Flynn cleaned the chalet in Broughty Ferry for many years. Does anyone have any photos or memories of her. Thanks Lorr.</p> Work / Working Life Lorr Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:26:40 +0000 fiona.christison 1201 at Halcyon Days <p>I lived at 20 Kings Cross Road Beechwood up to the early seventies then moved to Kirkton when I was thirteen. I remember a newspaper vendor called Johnny Croll who used to give us a few bob to deliver the telegraph to the industrial estate through the hole in the wall in Beechwood,we also used to collect empty lemonade bottles from the factories then take them to Margi McBains sweetie shop and receive a few pennies for them. Halcyon days indeed.</p> Kings Cross Road Childhood Work / Working Life Kevin Melville Beechwood Kirkton / Trottick Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:13:22 +0000 fiona.christison 1198 at