Bygone News - Hilltown en Hays Antique Shop <div>I was brought up in Wellington Street, how many people remember Hays Antique shop in Ann Street, also where was Kidd &nbsp;</div> <div>Street?</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Ann Street Wellington Street Childhood Street Life William Mooney Hilltown Thu, 09 Jul 2015 13:26:55 +0000 lynne.davidson 1329 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 Happy and Sad Memories of Dundee <p>I first lived at 21 Kinloch Street at the foot of the Law Hill. An old tenement with 1 bedroom and kitchen/front room. The coalman used to come in and dump the bag of coal in the space under the wooden draining board. We moved to Findcastle Street in 1953 and we thought it was great, a new house and a garden. I went to St. Vincent's infants and primary school. It was a long walk to school. Then on to St. Michael's in Graham Street, we got a penny transfer for 2 buses. Used to go the Marryat (near Caird Hall) and the Palais to see all the bands.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/happy-and-sad-memories-dundee"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Hilltown Kinloch Street 1950's Bands / Groups Childhood Family Playing / Games Monica Cooper (now Ward) Fintry Hilltown Kingsway Law Hill Stobswell Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:09:09 +0000 lynne.davidson 1327 at Great Life in the Multis <p>My family moved to Carnegie Tower in November 1967, when I was 10.&nbsp;Carnegie Tower was the first of the 4 tower blocks to be built in Alexander Street.&nbsp;Previously in that area, there had been streets full of old small shops and&nbsp;tenements where families lived, mainly in cramped conditions and sharing&nbsp;outside toilets with neighbours. I was an only child and we had lived only a&nbsp;few hundred yards away in a one bedroomed first floor tenement flat at 76&nbsp;James Street.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/great-life-multis"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Alexander Street James Street Buildings/Structures Childhood Housing Dorothy Goldie Hilltown Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:38:45 +0000 lynne.davidson 1295 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 A Quickstep Back <p>Wha remembers the Palais<br />The Locarno an’ the Chalet<br />Kidd’s Room an’ Gray’s Rooms<br />An’ pals th’gither at th’ looms<br />Plannin’ a nicht at the Empress<br />Tae dance wi’ lads in spivy dress<br />Or enjoy Hawhill’s Robbies<br />Or partner Hilltoun Proggies</p> <p>There were dancers – romancers<br />And the inevitable bunch o’chancers<br />The quickstep and rhumba<br />Foxtrot – tango and samba<br />The energetic jump an’ jive<br />It was a great time tae be alive<br />Big band sound – crooner’s voice<br />Last waltz – ladies choice<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/quickstep-back"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Dancing / Dance Halls Anna MacDonald Hawkhill Hilltown Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:41:36 +0000 lynne.davidson 1174 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 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 Johnnie Norries Candy Store <p>On Main Street I loved the smell coming oot o' Johnnie Norries candy store... Magic!<br />&nbsp;</p> Main Street Childhood Food and Drink Ecky Hilltown Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:52:52 +0000 lynne.davidson 1001 at Tenement Life <p>Immediately after the Second World War my Aunt lived in a tenement exactly like the model on display at the Central Library, Dundee. It had been an abandoned building, a “backland” in Nelson Street, but such was the need for more housing after the war that this and other buildings like it were hastily done up for homeless people.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/tenement-life"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Nelson Street 1940's Housing Neighbours Pletties Margaret Manning Hilltown Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:54:20 +0000 lynne.davidson 998 at