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Charlotte Juarez's Going Home
Discovering Dundee - A Photo Album Walk - Page 1

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 behind him

Gardyne’s Land, oldest building in Dundee –
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 Hilltown,
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 multi stories
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 Road
where the Wellgate Steps “used to be.”

Looking up the Hilltown from Constitution Street

Looking down the Hilltown from Norries Pend former location –
another way of saying, “used to be”. See the Road Bridge in the Background.

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.

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