Bygone News - Childhood en 1950's Monday Washdays <p>I was born in Liverpool but was sent to live with my grandparents in Dundee (Gardner Street, opposite the allotments.) when I was 4 years old. I went to Ancrum Road School in 1950/1951, for about the next 5 years. Their ground floor flat had a huge bedroom at the front, and another smaller one. There was a press and a toilet off the hallway and then at the back, overlooking the 'greenie' was the living room/ dining room with their bed in a large recess! There was a coal fire with a large over mantle and a coal bunker in the window bay.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/1950s-monday-washdays"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Ancrum Road 1950's Childhood Family Pletties Blues an Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:56:07 +0000 lynne.davidson 1337 at 78, Lochee Road <p>I lived above Andrew Woodcock in mentioned&nbsp; 78, Lochee Road. I live near&nbsp;Aberdeen now, but last time I drove down Lochee road, the old tenement had&nbsp;been demolished. Andrew's brother Stuart was my pal during that time and my&nbsp;brother Andrew B was Andrew W's pal. All the "noisy" families lived over one&nbsp;another.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/78-lochee-road"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Lochee Road Animals Childhood Andrew Woodcock Gordon Ballantyne Lochee Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:50:40 +0000 lynne.davidson 1336 at Happy Days - Memories Will Last Forever <p>I was born in 1946 brought up in City Road (the roadie) as we called it.&nbsp;I went to Blackness Primary school the Logie Secondary,&nbsp;I was in the netball and swimming teams in both schools.&nbsp;I remember the old baths when there were 3 pools.</p> <p>Childhood memory of my mum taking my brother and myself down the Old Overgate&nbsp;to the pea buster stall then over to Greenhill for our Saspirilla (Black&nbsp;Sass).<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/happy-days-memories-will-last-forever"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Arbroath Road City Road Childhood Dancing / Dance Halls Food and Drink People School Days Marilyn Devlin Blackness Overgate Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:47:31 +0000 lynne.davidson 1335 at 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 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 The Gift Shop Milnbank Road <p>I've just read about Nighebhoy on his way to school. The shop&nbsp;opposite Rosefield Street was called the Gift Shop and was Arthur Spinks mum's shop, the well known Dundee accordion player, he was boyhood pal of mine and I can still hear&nbsp; his mum shouting 'Arthur, time to practice'.</p> Milnbank Road Childhood School Days Dennis Greeley Nigebhoy Blackness Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:47:42 +0000 lynne.davidson 1330 at 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 Dundee Childhood in 50s <p>I was born in the Overgate in 1957, from there we moved to Shepherds Loan. My first school was Hawkhill. We moved again to Macalpine Road then to Kincardine Street, our next move was to St. Fillans Road. When I was 12 we moved to Wallsend Newcastle.</p> Hawkhill 1950's Childhood Housing School Days Margaret Wright nee Symons Hawkhill Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:34:58 +0000 lynne.davidson 1325 at