A little verse from Joy:
Rabbie Burns was born in Ayr,
But now he sits in Albert Square:
If you want to see him there,
Tak’ the bus and pye the fare.
Me, Xylia and Nan with Desperate Dan
Desperate Dan with Minnie the Minx
Gardyne’s Land, oldest building in
Joy wangled us a tour after closing hours.
Funds are needed for restoration and conversion into
Dundee’s first youth hostel.
The Dundee Dragon near Commercial
Street and the Wellgate
Admiral Adam Duncan and the plaque
behind the status commemorating
William Wallace killing the sheriff of Dundee and the entry of the
“Chevalier de St George” into Dundee
The Greens cinema in the Wellgate, now
a Mecca bingo hall
Looking up from Caldrum Street, in the
to an old tenement building like I grew up in.
You can almost see the “pletties” in front
of the white doors of the houses.
This is one of the places Adriana said
I showed her “that wasn’t
there any more.” This is in Caldrum Street and is the closed
up shop where my mother would go to buy black and white
“mealie puddings” – oatmeal sausages.
Looking towards the City Churches from
that replaced tenements in Constitution Street.
Corner of North George Street and
Church street where my ancestors lived.
This is not too far from the Hilltown where the Plaza Cinema used to be –
there is a police sub station there now. Multi stories in the background.
St Salvador’s Episcopal Church,
Hilltown, where my granny
was christened and where she attended school and I believe
my mother attended “Rechabite” meetings.
Looking up the Hilltown from Victoria
where the Wellgate Steps “used to be.”
Looking up the Hilltown from
Looking down the Hilltown from Norries
Pend former location –
another way of saying, “used to be”. See the Road Bridge in the
I believe this is where Norrie’s Pend
was – another way to say “used to be”
Foot of the Hill – across from the
former site of the Wellgate Steps.