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  • Bob Neave
    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 dundee-history@egroups.com, nightingalejanice@h... wrote:
      > Happy New Year, fellow list members,
      > 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
      the
      > International Brigade who served in Spain. Does anyone have any
      data
      > in their Dundee history books re. this group?
      > 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
      and
      > tying the other end to the handle of the door across the hall, then
      > 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
      man.
      > A bunch of poor boys can get pretty inovative when it comes to
      > 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
      they
      > 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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