688Re: International Brigade
- Jan 3 12:48 PM--Hi Janice,ask your Dad if he remembers any of the Neaves that lived
in Watson st,have a happy new year Scotty58
- In firstname.lastname@example.org, nightingalejanice@h... wrote:
> Happy New Year, fellow list members,the
> Still after info re Annfield House and Morgan Acadamy, if anyone's
> going through their books. Also, there is a monument somewhere in
> Dundee(I have a copy of the inscription)to the Dundee members of
> International Brigade who served in Spain. Does anyone have anydata
> in their Dundee history books re. this group?and
> You'll all be pleased to know Hogmany was well celebrated in this
> corner of Australia. A glass or two of Dewars and Dad was waxing
> lyrical about "plunking the cundies" and all the pranks the young
> Watson St lads got up to. Their favourite game involved finding a
> suitable tenament, tying a short length of rope to a door handle
> tying the other end to the handle of the door across the hall, thenman.
> you knock on both doors...and run like hell! and I won't tell you
> what they used to do to the poor Italian tutti frutti ice cream
> A bunch of poor boys can get pretty inovative when it comes tothey
> getting a feed of free ice cream.
> Hardly history I know, but he paints a vivid picture of the social
> context of life in Dundee in the forties.
> Many thanks to all who uploaded pictures to file and photographical
> site links. My parents had a lovely time reminising when I showed
> them. Australia has been their home for forty years, but I think
> still get home sick for the old country.
> Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous new millenium
> Janice N'
> in OZ
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