Bygone News - St Mary's / Brackens en 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 Memories of Dundee - Part Two <div class="content clear-block"> <p>In my first year at Primary School (Dens Road), one morning for some reason our class got out early. I couldn't go home because my sister May took me home. Accordingly, I was sent up to May's class, Miss Bruce of the senior grade. She set me down beside May and gave me a paper to draw on. However I was a distraction for her school friends, particularly Gladys Thomson her closest friend and she began helping me to draw. The big thing at the time was the Queen Mary, the second largest liner in the world, only a couple of feet shorter than the Normandy, the French equivalent. The Queen Mary had three deck and three funnels.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/memories-dundee-part-two"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> </div> Caldrum Street Dens Road 1930's Childhood School Days Walter Blacklaw St Mary's / Brackens Wed, 30 Mar 2011 07:56:34 +0000 lynne.davidson 757 at Never Stay Off School Again <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=""><img src="" alt="" title="" 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 was born on 27th January 1936 and lived at 45 Cotton Road, Dundee. I went to St Mary's Forebank School and then to St John's Secondary School in Tay Street.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/never-stay-school-again"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Albert Square Cotton Road Tay Street 1930's Trams Work / Working Life May St Mary's / Brackens Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:50:04 +0000 lynne.davidson 713 at