Question about an occupation
- My Grand-father was a "jute barrowman". He stopped
working about 1930. I presume that he pushed barrows
of jute around a mill. Does anyone have any better
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- He might have been a Stower. These people worked on the docks unloading
jute for distribution to the mills throughout the city. The word Stower
pronounced in Dundee ( Stouer) They used to meet at the bottom of the
Wellgate and were assinged to their ships by a man named Charlie Kinear.
When he retired the position was taken over by his son Alfie. I beleive
he still lives in Dundee. His address is Law Rd. You might be able to
contact him and find out more about your father. Good luck. Dave Perks