732Re: New member,Dundee questions
- Feb 4, 2001There were two Union Places.
The first was in Lochee now demolished.
The second is off the Perth Road, a cul de sac, and the next road to
Step Row. I used to live at number 29 (in the late 40's) therefore 26
would be on the left as you walk down the road probably just past
I have not been there for quite a few years and I think looking at
the aerial photographs on www.multimap.com that the left side has
since been demolished.
From memory, the housing was 3 storey tenements of the better style
complete with indoor toilets! probably converted since the 1890's.
The likely primary school would have been The Hawkhill Primary School
off Cherryfield Lane.
I hope this is the place you are referring to.
--- In dundee-history@y..., patA41@a... wrote:
> I am new to this group & have been enjoying the photos & other
> material in the files, as well as reading past messages. I`ve
> learned much about Dundee. I tried to post yesterday while I was
> still a 'pending' member. That message must have been lost in
> the "ether",so I will try again!
> My grandfather,George Reid Wilson,was born in Dundee in 1890 & left
> for Canada in 1912. Up until the late 1950`s I corresponded with
> sister,May Wilson Smart, in Dundee. Being a child,I was not
> interested in what they had to say about Dundee,though I know my
> grandfather loved his home very much.( I was more interested in the
> shortbread & marmalade my aunt sent!) I hope to remedy my ignorance
> through this group! I have several questions which have come to
> 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?
> What school would a child living there then have attended?
> 2. My greatgrandparents lived at 349 Blackness Rd. from about 1920
> to the mid 1930`s. In what section of Dundee was this street
> & was it near Corso St? ( my aunt lived at #17 Corso)
> 3. My Reid family lived in Highland Close,Overgate in the 1860`s.
> What were living conditions like there at that time?
> 4. My grandfather`s greatgrandfather was an "earthen ware dealer"
> the (approx.) 1830`s. Would he have had a shop in the city? Also,
> what exactly did a "calendar worker" do?
> My thanks to anyone who can help me with these questions.
> Pat Rodgers,Alden,NY,US
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