Re: Blackscroft and Foundry Lane area
- Thanks Dave.
You breathe a spark of life into the area with your description.
It is partly because of a family by the unusual name of Blackery that
I am interested, but I think that they mostly scattered to places
like Perth and Crail.
I am interested in the industrial history of Dundee and the way
people were squeezed in amongst the mills.
--- In email@example.com, "Dave Perks" <banjo046@...>
>to west from the junction of The Seagate and Blackscroft to the
> Foundry lane was wqs demolished in the late 60s' The Lane ran east
junction of Peep O day Lane . At the west end on the north side there
was a public convinience the stairs that ran up to the Blackscroft.
Next to this was a tenement, which in North america would be
described as a three story tenement ( in Dundee a two story) there
was twenty four families lived here. Next to that the was a part of
the old foundry still standing and was used by a building
contractor. The old foundry
> had been demolished many years before. At the east end there wasanother tenement. This one was a three story and housed sixteen
families, This tenement also housed the author of Frankenstien.
>department, where at one time all of Dundee's garbage was taken to be
> On the south side of the lane running mid way up was the Cleansing
sorted. before being dumped in the various land fills.
>merchants in Dundee had their coal delivered.
> On this side was also the coal yards where most of the coal
>works took up the whole side of the lane on the east side from Dock
> The lane stopped at the junction of Peep O Day lane where the gas
Street To the junction of Wallace Brae, Blackscroft and the Ferry
>Foundry lanes. The name escapes me now Also on Peep O day there was a
> There was also a small church on the corner of Peep O Day and
small three story tenement which housed twelve families.
> I hope this helps you in your search. If it is ancesturs that youare looking for, I might be able to help you as I knew and still
remember many of the names of the people who lived in that area.
> Dave Perks.
> Ontasrio Canada
> On the ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: [dundee-history] Blackscroft and Foundry Lane area
> Please can someone tell me when the Blackscroft and Foundry Lane
> ceased to be residential?mills
> Presumably the area was tenements to pack people in close to the
> that were just a little further uphill from the river Tay?
> Can anyone describe what the area was like, please?
> Peter Marshall
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