Varied Memories

Royal Buildings

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  • I first met Stewart when he was at school in my home town of Gateshead, Co. Durham. When his father Tom’s work in Tyneside was finished he moved the family to Newport on Tay and I had many happy days visiting Stewart and his family. I loved Newport so much I eventually got digs with Mrs Montgomery whilst I searched for my own place.
    Abiding memories. The chip shop in Boat Brae. Best ever red, white and black puddings. The infrequent running of the ferry due to it having to go round a mid-Tay sand bar during bridge building. A Hogmanay spent with Stewart visiting the homes of their many friends in Newport – the custom in those days being that you had to recite a piece of poetry or prose or sing a song to get fed and watered.
    Ray Pickering

    By Ray Pickering (22 June 2021)
  • Wonderful to read. Such memories recalled of childhood and time.
    Of innocent laughter like nursery rhyme. Secrets for telling with whispering voice, and a corner shop bursting with freighting choice.
    Sweets for the buying and lovingly ate, crisps made with Oxo you never forget. Bubble-gum fancies of chocolate and lime. Memories recalled, of childhood and time.
    Stewarts friend.

    By alan chislett (21 June 2021)

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