45 thoughts on “ALL OUR YESTERDAYS”

  1. Not a Scooby about any of the auld buildings, so my guess they’re in Glasgow and Dundee…?

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    1. Second last one is Glasgow Cathedral, with the Royal Infirmary in the background and the Necropolis to the right somewhere.

      Bottom left is the oldest house in Glasgow, just visible. This portion the North part of the High Street .

      Before the Provand’s Lordship and out of view is the Barony Church where my parents were married and I was christened, at least 4 years later, when I was a few weeks old.

      Mum’s family were all from this area.

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  2. 3rd pic, Tris – Dundee, specifically Lochee Station – the name board was a wee hint. That’s a big Caledonian Railways loco at the platform and going by the ladies’ big hats and long skirts we’re in the Edwardian era – so Dundee in the 1970s 🙂

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  3. Regarding picture number 2, what genius at the old train station decided it was a good idea to build the steps up to the platform ON the railroad track?

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      1. May well have been a stop on the old Dundee – Newtyle line, which was one of the earliest in that part of the country. The old station building at Newtyle was still standing in the 1980’s and may still be today, though much altered after being put to other uses.

        Have a history of Dundee railways somewhere – will check later today.

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          1. The original Newtyle line of the 1830’s didn’t go through Lochee (it’s the 1830’s station which is now a grain store in Newtyle) but what was called the “Lochee deviation”, to take in a growing industrial suburb, replaced or complemented the original route in the 1860’s and carried goods traffic into the 1960’s.

            As a one-time “Lochee deviant”, I am sure that the over bridge lasted well beyond the final closure of the line. I don’t know if any of the trackbed is extant west of Lochee Rd but I would love to see some of the parts which have been converted.

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            1. Ah, right. Thanks for that.

              Lochee and deviation? Who ever would have thought it?

              There’s a path from Rosemill which goes a good way towards the lower part of Auchterhouse.

              Public footpath now and a great walk (when it hasn’t been raining.

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    1. The station has been restored by the local community. The picture gives the impression that the railway line does run, well for a few yards only, just the width of the station.

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    2. It is a bit of a trick of photography. The station has been restored by the local community. The picture gives the impression that the railway line does run, well for a few yards only, just the width of the station.

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  4. Tris, it’s a Commer van in pic no.1, probably 1950s. There’s enough info on the van to tell that it was from the SCWS’ (Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society) Film Unit, based at the Co’s massive HQ at Morrison Street in Glasgow. The unit made advertising films. They are now, of course, real period pieces and you can see a few at Scotland on Screen’s site. “Co-op Adverts from the 1950s and 1970s” is a good example.

    https://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/browse-films/

    I remember when I was a kid going to the Co-op shops for my Mum or my Granny. It was impressed upon you that you had to tell the counter staff your “Store” number so that you got the “divvy” at the end of the quarter. I still remember both my Mum’s & Gran’s numbers these decades later.

    I don’t know where the wee station is in the 2nd pic – maybe up Dundee way? – but I think you’d have a long wait for a train.

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    1. The Co-op got itself into everything back in the day.

      Thanks for the link. That’s going to be interesting.

      Amazing that you can remember these numbers from your childhood. Although I can remember our phone numbers from when we were children.

      Lochee is a “suburb” of Dundee. My granny lived there. The station is long since closed. The buildings were a Burns’ Club at one time

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  5. Second last one is Glasgow Cathedral, with the Royal Infirmary in the background and the Necropolis to the right somewhere.

    Bottom left is the oldest house in Glasgow, just visible. This portion the North part of the High Street .

    Before the Provand’s Lordship and out of view is the Barony Church where my parents were married and I was christened, at least 4 years later, when I was a few weeks old.

    Mum’s family were all from this area.

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  6. Ref the coop divy number.
    Yes all my family can recite the number without difficulty, even the 85 year old.
    All part of growing up in the 50’s, don’t think of it as poverty, I didn’t know any better.
    Now realise that we were fortunate that we didn’t have a serious illness, until, my father was seriously injured at work, the next 4 years required us to pull together to save up our contribution to the Legal Aid Board before the case against the employer insurance company could go ahead, that was really hard for Mum.
    The Scandinavian countries have NO Fault compensation legislation, applied in a month, court case can sort things out later but no family suffers poverty.

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    1. It makes you weep when you see what people had to go through, and what’s even more upsetting is that they still go through it.

      And all so we can punch above out weight. I read that the security for Harry’s wedding will be £32 million. £32 million spent on one bloke’s wedding while kids are going hungry.

      What kind of a shit hole country is this? Excuse the language but it makes me so angry.

      If we were independent we could learn a great deal from Scandinavia, about welfare, and about royalty.

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