Re: [dundee-history] Lord Roberts Memorial Workshop
- Hi Jim,
In response to your question, "Who was Lord Roberts"?, please check this url
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Sleigh_Roberts%2C_1st_Earl_Roberts as a point of interest Lord Robert's son also won the Victoria Cross.
Jim Campbell <jaynjay_2000@...> wrote:
Not far from your dad's Dental Practice, Grant, right on that bend in
the Road (?victoria?) there used to be a shopfront called the Lord
Roberts Memorial Workshop. I think that they employed disabled ex-
Who was Lord Roberts? What became of the enterprise?
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- Many thanks to all of you. It has interested me for a long time as I
remember waiting for the bus at the top of the wellgate and seeing
the people working away inside.
Grant, sorry I got that wrong! Were you in fact related to the
Robertson's (W.P. Robertson, the hackney carriage and later,
chauffeur-driven car hire business) or was that a different scion?
regards, Jim Campbell, Western Australia.
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> <jaynjay_2000@y...> wrote:
> > Not far from your dad's Dental Practice, Grant, right on that
> > the Road (?victoria?) there used to be a shopfront called the
> > Roberts Memorial Workshop. I think that they employed disabledex-
> > servicemen.in
> > Who was Lord Roberts? What became of the enterprise?
> > Jim Campbell
> Hello Jim,
> Someone decided that I wasn't a member of the group and refused to
> deliver my first message, Soooo.... a repeat
> I remember it well. Just round the corner from my first employer
> 2 India Buildings in Bell Street. Not very interesting I know buta
> point perhaps of more interest. D Y S Buttars was my dentist whomI
> thought was Grant's great uncle.Hibs
> DYS, I understand played football with my father in the Dundee
> team around 1910.
> Again, not of great interest, except to me!
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> Grant, sorry I got that wrong! Were you in fact related to theHello Jim,
> Robertson's (W.P. Robertson, the hackney carriage and later,
> chauffeur-driven car hire business) or was that a different scion?
Yes, Willam P. Robertson was the first husband of my grandfather's
cousin, Georgina Galloway Butters. She subsequently married Frederick
Wilkie Grant, proprietor of the Downfield Hotel. Interestingly, would
anyone know offhand when/why the Downfield Hotel became known as 'Doc