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Thanks Jean. For more information on Netherlea go to https://www.newportontayhistory.org.uk/people/netherlea-house.
My brother Alastair Law was born in Netherlea in 1955. Sadly he died in what had been the labour ward in 2004
Thanks for contacting us. We have forwarded your query to a member of the Barlow family who I’m sure will contact you soon.
Do you have any information on who the Barlow family members were? A relative of mine, Joan Douglas, married Ronnie Barlow who I believe was a member of the plumbing family. They lived at Clydesdale Cottages and had a son Michael who would be mid to late 60s in 2021? Joan died around 1960.
Thanks for all this Albert. Great information.
Some familiar Tayport faces in the line-up… Jim Scott (back 1st from rt ), Eddie Stewart (2nd from rt), Ally Philp (front 2nd left), Maurice Flynn (front 4th from left). Eddie went on to become chairman of Tayport FC during the period his club appeared in 6 Scottish Junior Cup Finals. This season, 2021/22, Maurice was on the committee of St Andrews United. Wormit FC was a force to be reckoned with throughout the 1950s, winning the Midlands Championship in 1955/56 & 56/57 and winning the Bremner Cup and Gray Trophy twice. A first relegation in 1962/63 was, as Bob pointed out, followed by an immediate promotion back to the top division. However Wormit never recovered from relegation in 1969/70 and thereafter played in division 2 until the club’s final demise.
Thanks Jane. Noted.
Steve Guttridge is second from right in the second back row near Mr Russell.
Thanks for all that info George. Great memories!
Whilst browsing through Newport and Wormit archives I came across photograph of Wormit amateur F.C. It brought back a lot of happy memories when I played for them. My name is George Cunningham. In the photograph I am extreme left front row. I have the original copy which was taken when we played a friendly at HMP Huntly Castle in 1963. I also have quite a few match reports from the newspaper Fife News 1963-1965. Also page from 2nd November 1963 about players of that year and history of Wormit Amateur FC. Regarding the team of 1963 we were top of the league by 1 point over Monifieth AFC. With one game against them at Wormit we were 5-1 down , brought it back to 5-4. Unfortunately ran out of time. ( When final whistle blew I was gutted to say the least. ) George M. Cunningham.
Thanks for all this information Norman. We are always hoping for photographs of the interior of the church, so if anyone has any we’d love to see them.
I was organist at St Fillan’s for approximately 18 months in 1962/64 thanks to the support of the retiring organist, Mrs. Jessie Calder before going to study in Glasgow. We had a strong choir with notable personalities and voices from Tayport Operatic Society. I would like to have a photo of the inside of the church if anyone has one. After a lifetime in music, I am now Director of Music at Dundee Congregational Church.
Great to hear they were successful. Thanks Bob.
I was lucky enough to play in that 1964 Wormit team. Wish I could turn back the clock. Really enjoyed my time there and of course we were promoted and had a successful season in the top division.
That’s amazing Jane – thank you. He’s the only person identified here.
Third from right second row: this is very likely my paternal great grandfather, Charles B. Allen, who was involved in Newport Tennis Club. He was my Dad’s grandfather (my Dad – Ken Guttridge). I’ve compared the photo to a family one and I think it’s him.
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 Hampshire
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. A.W.CHISLETT. Stewarts friend.
Lovely memories Aileen. It’s your memories as well as our photographs that help bring these places to life again.
Another character building of OUR times to be lost. Many memories of going to the Post Office, Bains Shop, Frank Smith’s, Henry’s the butcher, the lovely cake shop, Seth’s shop, Carol’s shop, Young’s, the Dairy etc etc (and the smell of the Hardware shop) Sadly, like many other towns and cities, I’m afraid it’s changes, changes, changes and definitely not always for the best ☹️
I really loved our Congregational Church and everything that went on there. Our family pew was the front on on the left upon entering if my memory serves me well, the morning minister was Mr Anderson and his wife was Jean. I loved Sunday School and sitting over at the right hand side till we left to attend. I love being a helper at Scripture Union, singing in the choir, helping at Coffee Mornings sporting my white pinny, and even ringing the Bells. When my family moved down south in 1959, I really missed the Congregational Church and never found another over the years to take its place. Returning on several holidays I would attend Sunday morning service. I still return to Newport occasionally and felt distraught when I first saw that it was no longer there.
Great photo my dad Ronald Reid 2nd on the right and his cousin Colin Adamson next to him far right
I did the disco on a Saturday night mainly from 72 – 74 along with Brian Rodgers, Gordon Hogg and I think Russell Strang. Apologies to any one I’ve missed out. It was split into 45 minute sessions and I did the third one. I played mostly heavier music – Zeppelin, Nazareth, Free etc much to Ian Sloan’s displeasure who thought the more commercial pop songs were the things to play (didn’t bother me) as I played them anyway.
Thanks for this Katie. Were you in the side of the house next to Cupar Road or next to the bowling green? Dr Mackintosh was in the side next to the bowling green.
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