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[dundee-history] Re: Re:Quarries around Dundee

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  • Grant E. L. Buttars
    My great grandfather came from a family of quarrriers at Friockheim. He was sometime the manager of Leoch Quarry by Dundee. It provided the stone for,
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 2, 2000
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      My great grandfather came from a family of quarrriers at Friockheim. He was
      sometime the manager of Leoch Quarry by Dundee. It provided the stone for,
      amongst other things, Gleneagles Hotel I am informed.

      Grant E. L. Buttars
      (Dundee, Scotland)
      http://homepages.tesco.net/~G.Buttars/

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jim Robertson <jimjar@...>
      To: <dundee-history@egroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 7:57 PM
      Subject: [dundee-history] Re:Quarries around Dundee


      > It might be worth while trying the Central library in the Wellgate,
      > to scan their Trade Directories for Dundee & district, for the names
      > of Quarriers, in recent years.
      >
      > I suspect that we would find more quarries than one might imagine.
      >
      > There was even one off the Pitkerro Road/Dalkeith Road, run by the
      > Council, where as a side issue they made paving slabs.!
      >
      > Kingoodie on the river is well known, but there were also quarries
      > further west near Kilspindie, up in the hills, which supplied building
      > stones for many of the tenements in Dundee and Perth!.
      >
      > Jim R Eumundi, Qld., Oz.
      >
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