Bygone News - 1940's en Great Time <p>I was born 1949 lived in Derby Street then moved to 7 Dallfield Walk when I was 4. We then moved to Kirkton when I was10 but great&nbsp;memories from Dallfield Walk was at Rosebank School....great times.</p> Dallfield Walk 1940's Childhood School Days Betty I Dudhope Kirkton / Trottick Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:00:22 +0000 lynne.davidson 1334 at St Mary's Forebank Football Team <p>Came from Wellington Street went to St Mary's Forebank school with my two brothers Jimmy and John and my sister Anna, was there from 1945 to 1953. The Marist brothers playes a large part in my life. My very good friend John Markie and myself played for the school football taem, so did my two brothers, happy days.</p> Wellington Street 1940's Childhood Football School Days William Mooney Hilltown Mon, 06 Jul 2015 09:33:40 +0000 lynne.davidson 1328 at Not a Care in the World Days <p>I was born in the front bedroom at 1, Craighill Place in 1946. My first school was the hutty at the bottom of Pitarlie Road, them went to the Rainbow, had great times playing and dancing in the backies where it was all tarmacked, somebody would put a record player on their window and we would jive away, even Mum's would join in, great days and not a care in the world.</p> Pitairlie Road 1940's Childhood Dancing / Dance Halls Jess Westie Craigie / Craigiebank Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:04:07 +0000 lynne.davidson 1306 at Lost Places <p>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.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/lost-places"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> 1940's Childhood Lynda Kay (Campbell) Fintry Mid Craigie Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:12:08 +0000 lynne.davidson 1303 at Tipperary <p>Born in 1945 in Clement Park, I lived at 50 Marshall Street, Lochee (overlooking Tipperary) with my mother Mary and my grandparents Andy and Lizzie Wilbourne. I remember the trains chuffing past our 'back green', Ancrum Road school, being sent to the shops for 'a lippy 'o tatties' and a globe for the gas light, pushing an old pram full of laundry to the wash hose in St Mary's many memories..</p> Ancrum Road 1940's Childhood Family Railways / Trains Ingrid Lochee Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:01:06 +0000 lynne.davidson 1289 at Harry Deaks Horses <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I was brought up in Cherryfield Lane, one memory I have is of Harry Deaks horses coming home from a hard days work on the building sites, sometimes a horse would slip on the cobbles and crash to the ground, this terrified my pals and me to see the horse struggling to get up, we thought the only safe place to get away was to run up three storey's in the building opposite. The year would have been in the 1940s and I would be about six or seven.</p> 1940's Animals Childhood Les Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:07:11 +0000 lynne.davidson 1282 at Burndept-Vidor <p>Can ye mind o' Burndept-Vidor<br />West Kingsway Industrial Estate<br />Clockin' in-an-oot each day<br />At the battery factory gate</p> <p>Can ye hear the soond o' the Can Press<br />Thumpin'-oot cans week-by-week<br />Presses makin' sae much din<br />Ye'd tae shout tae try tae speak</p> <p>Workers a' the time<br />Conversin' in sign</p> <p>Did ye ken the man shovelling Black Mix<br />Wha was striken-doon ae day<br />Wi manganese poisonin<br />(He was paid "hazard" pay)</p> <p>Rows o' inspection lines<br />Quality Control<br />Inspectors in white jackets<br />In their important role<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/burndept-vidor"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Kingsway 1940's Work / Working Life Anna MacDonald Kingsway Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:11:43 +0000 lynne.davidson 1163 at My Hulltoon 'Hert' <p><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_right imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border'><a href="" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title="Dundee Royal Infirmary"><img src="" alt="" title="Dundee Royal Infirmary" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border imagecache imagecache-medium" style="" width="230" height="165" /></a> <span class='image_meta'></span></span>I've just came across this site by accident and its wonderful to read old&nbsp; stories and look at old photos of Dundee. I was born at the foot of the&nbsp; Hulltoon (as it was known) in Sheperd's Pend (46 Hilltown), when I was 4 we swapped houses with my Grannie to 20 Hulltoon. They called it Meekie Land I went to St Mary's Forebank and St John's schools growing up 1944 to 1959. They were great days.<br /><span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/my-hulltoon-hert"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Hilltown 1940's Buildings/Structures Childhood Housing People Playing / Games Street Life Chick Stewart Hilltown Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:27:07 +0000 lynne.davidson 1096 at Pigs in Blackness Library <p><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_right imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border'><a href="" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title="Blackness Library"><img src="" alt="" title="Blackness Library" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload imgupl_styles_spacing_20_black_border\n\rBlack Border imagecache imagecache-medium" style="" width="230" height="165" /></a> <span class='image_meta'></span></span>I have read that Blackness Library is celebrating its centenary this year and that members and former members are being invited to offer special memories associated with the library. I have one incident with which I was directly linked and which caused something of a surprise at the library in the 1940s. Whether anyone else still linked to the area remembers it I am not sure, but I believe it was the talk of the Sinderins at the time.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/pigs-blackness-library"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Blackness Avenue Perth Road 1940's Animals Childhood Hugh G.C. Macdougall Blackness Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:26:06 +0000 lynne.davidson 1080 at Dundee Days <p><span class='wysiwyg_imageupload image imgupl_floating_right 0'><a href="" rel="lightbox[wysiwyg_imageupload_inline]" title="Odeon"><img src="" alt="" title="Odeon" class="imagecache wysiwyg_imageupload 0 imagecache imagecache-medium" style="" width="230" height="165" /></a> <span class='image_meta'></span></span>Lorimer Street - low door "But and Ben" (1945 - 56). Jute Factory "Bummer" (Wm. Boase). Rag and Bone man with his bugle. Early morning milk deliveries by horse and cart. Playing street games like hopscotch/chicy/melly. Attending Saturday morning children's club at the Odeon Cinema.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lorimer Street 1940's Childhood Playing / Games Street Life James Adams Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:18:55 +0000 lynne.davidson 1002 at