1160Re: New member,Dundee questions
- Nov 19, 2001--- In dundee-history@y..., Jim Robertson <jimjar@o...> wrote:
> At 03:34 PM 03/02/2001 +0000, Pat Rogers wrote:where
> > I have several questions which have come to mind
> >as I have been doing a genealogy of the Wilsons & Reids.
> > 1. My grandfather was born at 26 Union Pl. Can anyone tell me
> >this street was located & what type of housing was there in 1890?flats
> There were two Union Streets, cant' spot the Place! One was opposite
> the City Churches, running down towards the river - all shops and
> above. On the south side of the Nethergate. The other was toward therunning
> East of the Centre just North of St Andrews Church, off Wellgate.
> Both would have been central residential/shop areas.
> > 2. My greatgrandparents lived at 349 Blackness Rd.
> The Blackness Road was/ still is, a major road running up to the NW
> of the town reaching Balgay Park. Corso St was a little short St
> west off Peddie st on the S side of the Blackie, just short of theWest
> Poor House.demolished!!
> > 3. My Reid family lived in Highland Close,Overgate in the 1860`s.
> In a word - appalling, they still were in the 1930s! Now
> Highland Close ran North from the Overgate up to Willison St -dealer" in
> was one of around ten tenement closes between Lindsay St
> and Barrack St.
> > 4. My grandfather`s greatgrandfather was an "earthen ware
> >the (approx.) 1830`s. Would he have had a shop in the city? Also,Have been trawling through the archives and came across this entry on
> >what exactly did a "calendar worker" do?
> a claendar was a great heated mangle used in the processing of
> woven flax, and later jute.
> How's that for starters!!
> Jimmie R
> >My thanks to anyone who can help me with these questions.
> >Pat Rodgers,Alden,NY,US
Union Place. Strangely enough 26 Union Place which is situated off
the Perth Road on the left, just after Step Row is where my
Grandparents lived Mr & Mrs J Evans, as a kid I used to go there
every Sunday after church, catching the tramcar from outside the
Gaumont Cinema, it was a tenement building near the bottom of Union
Place. Hope this helps.
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