Bygone News - Entertainment en Hungry Chicken <p>I was born in Maryfield&nbsp; Hospital in 1950 and lived&nbsp; in Buchanan Street until&nbsp;we got moved to Douglas in 1953. I went to St Vincent school until age 7 when&nbsp;a new school St Pius was built opposite my house&nbsp; in Balmerino Road. I used&nbsp;to love going to the baths on Saturday morning one week and the Gaumont on&nbsp;another,&nbsp;I used to love going through the Arcade under the&nbsp; Caird Hall and see the&nbsp;roast chicken turning on the spit. It made me feel really hungry.</p> Balmerino Road 1950's Buildings/Structures Childhood Entertainment School Days Dave Carlin City Centre Douglas Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:10:50 +0000 lynne.davidson 1333 at King's and Palace Theatres <p>My grandfather Simon McIntosh was stage manager of the King's Theatre and prior to that of the Palace Theatre. I have his autograph book with some of the 'stars' like Harry Lauder and pictures of that time.</p> Buildings/Structures Childhood Entertainment Trawler Bill City Centre Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:40 +0000 lynne.davidson 1284 at Memories of Dundee <p>I was born in 1947 in Blackshade - a great place to grow up. Prefabs like little bungalows with front and back gardens! Open grassed areas for endless football and woods for countless adventures! Hatties was the first newsagent (hat never left his head) it was at the top of Iona Street. The only other shop to start with was Sandies at the St Mary's brae roundabout.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/memories-dundee-3"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Childhood Entertainment Food and Drink People School Days Jim Hutchison Lochee St Mary's / Brackens Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:19:47 +0000 fiona.christison 1214 at The Dairy <p>My grandparents ran the Dairy at 6 Shepherds Loan. When they moved there as a married couple in 1906, they were cowfeeders i.e. they had cows in milk and sold milk round the doors. Then they had a byre and then "larries" and his brother had a dairy in Strathmartine Rd., with the first milk lorry in Dundee a model T Ford, I could write a lot more and have done so in my series of "Poems and Stories". My other grandfather was stage manager at the Palace and at the King's Theatre in the 1914-18 war.</p> Animals Entertainment Food and Drink Work / Working Life Trawler Bill Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:03:48 +0000 fiona.christison 1197 at Dundee is my heaven on earth <p>I was born in Maryfield Hospital in 1947. My mum Ruby Fisken was a long time nurse there. My dad Jim played the piano in a local band that played at the dancehalls. I used to go and sit by his side. By the time the night was over, you couldn't see anyone's heads for the secondhand smoke.</p> <p>In summer, I loved going for a day at Broughty Beach. When the bus would start and stop, all the shells of the wilks would run back and forward.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/dundee-my-heaven-earth"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Bands / Groups Celebrations / Occasions Childhood Cinema / Theatre Coronation Entertainment Family Fifies (Tay Ferries) Food and Drink Holidays/Day Trips Music / Concerts Royal Family Pam Fisken Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:16:11 +0000 fiona.christison 1196 at Jean Gall <p>What about this lady who was a bible singer from the old Overgate. She had a hall above the 60 minute cleaners and was blind. She used to sing in City Square on a Sunday and we used to call her organ over from her hall. In these days we used to go with her to public houses for a donation, and she got quite a bit of money in them days. In her hall we used to sing all bible songs and she had acute hearing and knew by your walking who was doing anything wrong. Her hall was freezing at times as we used to stand on chairs to get warm etc.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/jean-gall"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span> Buildings/Structures Childhood Entertainment Fifies (Tay Ferries) Worthies John Kane Overgate Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:08:26 +0000 fiona.christison 1108 at The Monkey Parade <p>Frae Panmure Street tae Tally Street<br />On Sunday's efter tea<br />Teenagers walked backwards and forwards<br />Thro' the centre o' Dundee<br />On only ae side o' the street - in procession<br />Headin' for a musical 'session'<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/monkey-parade"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Tally Street Dancing / Dance Halls Entertainment Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald City Centre Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:23:30 +0000 lynne.davidson 1105 at The Picture Queue <p>Standinn' in a lang queue<br />Tae see the double-bill<br />Ootside the Plaza<br />On the middle o' the Hull<br />Some frae Norrie's Pend<br />Ann Street - Coldside<br />Winchin' couples haudin' hands<br />Waitin' tae get inside<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/picture-queue"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Ann Street Hilltown Entertainment Poems / Poetry Anna MacDonald Hilltown Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:01:23 +0000 lynne.davidson 1104 at The Swinging Sixties <p>I was born in Dundee in 1948, although we did move away for a number of years as my father was in the RAF. We came home in 1961 just in time for the swinging sixties when it was all happening. Saturday night was the Marryat night and it was fantastic. Then having a blether at the coffee stall before catching the last bus home and woe betide me if I wasn't home off that bus. Happy days!</p> Dancing / Dance Halls Entertainment Pauline Brogan Wed, 29 May 2013 08:38:05 +0000 fiona.christison 1087 at Paton's Lane <p>I was born in Paton's Lane in 1936. We used to play down the Magdalen Green and the bandstand.</p> <p>I remember the Kings and all the other cinemas. My dad used to play bowls down the green, and dominoes in the Tay Bridge Bar at the top of Paton's Lane.</p> Magdalen Green Paton's Lane Childhood Entertainment Agnes Gostling nee Loftus Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:13:38 +0000 fiona.christison 1078 at