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Mural in House on Cupar Road These photographs show the mural on the kitchen shutters of a house on Cupar Road. The mural of cranes was painted by artist Boo Paterson during Covid lockdown. As a child Boo had created the mural on the house at the corner of James Street and Tay Street, and she wanted to leave another mural ... Newport School c. 1975 Newport Primary School group, possibly P6 around 1975. Memories of Willie Rankine Willie Rankine (1890-1976) operated the family joinery business from the workshop at Woodhaven pier. His grandfather William Buist had started the business in 1875. With the death of his mother when he was an infant, Willie grew up with his grand-parents at Woodhaven. Willie had a lifelong interest in the local area and its history. ... Woodhaven Water Fun 1950s Lots of people enjoying the water at Woodhaven pier in the 1950s. Rock House in the background. Wormit Station 1960s Information page on Wormit station from a 1960s railway booklet. Newport-on-Tay Church of Scotland Interior Photographs of the interior of the church, dating as shown from 2001. These show the area at the front of the church where pews and choir stalls had been removed. Attached is an architectural note explaining the lay-out of the church. Source unknown. World War II Memorial Panel Newport War Memorial panel which commemorates the casualties from World War II. There are two of these panels, on either side of the memorial, fixed in the sea wall. There are 44 names of the men from Newport, Wormit and Forgan. North Fife Probus Chairmen At one time there were two Men’s Probus groups meeting in Newport. The first group, the Probus Group of North Fife, was established in 1972, and the Probus Group of Newport-on-Tay was formed in 1992. This photograph shows some of the past Chairmen of the North Fife Probus. Jim Johnstone, who is wearing the Chairman’s ... Memories of Football on the Sandbank Many local people still fondly remember the football and cricket matches held regularly on the sandbank out in the river. “The original sandbank football matches were an annual one between a team from Wormit Boating Club and Dundee Corinthian Boating Club (who were based near Craig Pier). By then they were usually on the sandbank between ... Round Table Dinner 1970s Round Table dinner, possibly taken at St Michaels Inn. 2345 Tayside (Newport) Air Cadets c. 1967 Newport Air Cadets photographed at Waverley Station in Edinburgh on their way down south to camp, possibly at Finningley or Leeming. This was probably 1967 or 1968. Wormit Drama Group Two photographs from a Wormit drama group, but whether the Wormit Drama Group itself, or the drama group of the tennis club, we're not too sure. They probably date from the 1950s. Any information on the group, the drama, the play or the time would be much appreciated! Memories of the Rio Cinema We used to go every Friday night after Cubs and a 3d poke of chips from Stinkie's. I always had a free pass from Fag Louttit's because I did a paper round there. Great fun beating the seats in the ninepennies when the cavalry appeared over the hill. The dust we raised added to the atmosphere. Handfuls ... Memories of the Rio Youth Club 2 I was also involved in starting up the youth club. We used to meet in the West Hall in Wormit and the leaders, a husband and wife (cannot remember names), were instrumental in getting the Rio as a venue. I donated many of my 45s to the record collection for the discos. My brother Bob ... Round Table Visit to Dewar's in Perth Round Table outing to Dewar's in Perth in 1970s. Round Table Sponsored Holiday In the 1970s Round Table brought over a dozen under-priveleged children from Belfast for a week's holiday. They stayed in Comerton House at Forgan which had been a children's home. This photograph shows a party in the Newport Hotel for the children and members of Round Table. Round Table Fete The annual Round Table fete held in the grounds of Tayfield. Steele and Brodie, Kilmany Road Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road, probably around 1990. Steele and Brodie at Royal Highland Show The Steele and Brodie stall at the royal Highland Show at Ingleston, Edinburgh, probably around 1990. Steele and Brodie: Demolition Two photographs showing the demolition of the Steele and Brodie premises in 1999. Steele and Brodie Candles Some of the beeswax candles made by Steele and Brodie, a sideline of their bee supplies. Steele and Brodie: Aerial View An aerial view of the Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road. Steele and Brodie 1983 Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road 1983. Launch of the Aeolus at Old Pier Early 1960s This small yacht is the Aeolus, launched and named at the old pier by Mrs Dunlop of Kilnburn, probably in early 1960s. Some of the older Newport boys had restored the yacht on the beach. Up above on the right the residents of the old granary have a grandstand view of proceedings. Note the large ... In Janetta's Cafe c. 1968 In the 1960s Janetta's chip shop and cafe on Boat Road was the place to hang out. It was better known to most of its regulars by its rather unattractive nickname Stinky's! East Newport Level Crossing Key Key that opened the gates of the level crossing at East Newport station. Memories of Frank Smith Newsagent Walking down the south side of the High Street there was Beatt and Tait's, with Frank Smith's a little further on. Now Frank was a gentleman, I worked for him, firstly with an evening paper round then latterly also a morning round, meeting Frank at the station to get the papers from the train and ... Memories of the Blythe Players The Granary was used by the Blythe Players as storage and a scenery workshop. In the latter half of the sixties my father was the Stage Manager with the players, I was his assistant and together with a few willing helpers we were responsible for the post production work prior to each play presentation at the Blyth ... Varied Memories Memories from Stewart Montgomery It was Royal Buildings which started the old memory cells ticking away. It's likely that what I'm about to say is, in the main, well documented in your records but I'll continue anyway. I arrived in Newport in 1963 at the age of 14 and until I was 21 I lived at ... Tinkers' Wood This is the small wood at the junction of Inverdovat and Cupar roads. It used to be used as a “tinker” encampment. The tinkers would do seasonal work and go round the doors hawking. It was said they would leave a mark to warn off their comrades from unfruitful doors and a mark for the ... Air Raid Shelter at Old Pier Air raid shelter was on the sea wall where the new houses are. It was set about 5 feet back from the edge. Standing at the door on the east end nearest the water corner that we used to store our canoes. Directly opposite was Don’s old Blacksmith shop and forge. Maybe about 20 feet ... Tay Road Bridge Memories What an interesting website! The bit that brought back the memories for me was the section on the Tay road bridge. We spent every summer holiday in Crail from the 1950s on and although we had relatives north of Dundee, we rarely visited as our only option was to travel by train, so the Tay ... Newport Police Burgh: Boundary Stones These photographs show three more Newport Police Burgh boundary stones discovered in Spring 2021. The first split one is on the left grass verge of the track up to Causewayhead, and has probably been moved from the field next to it. The second photo shows the stone, in excellent condition, which is in the field ... Windmill Park Roundabout 1950s The witch's hat roundabout in Windmill Park in 1950s. Steele and Brodie Advertisement c. 1920s Advertisement for sheds and poultry houses made by Steele and Brodie. In the inter-war years the company branched out into offering other joinery work. However from the 1930s bee-keeping as a hobby grew in popularity and the company concentrated on their bee-keeping supplies. During World War II and the immediate post-war years there was a ... Women's Football 1970s To celebrate their 10th anniversary as a youth club, the Rio held a week of activities. They included the women's football match at Waterstone Crook. Steele and Brodie Closure 1998 Two photographs of the Steele and Brodie closure, one showing the sign for the closing down sale in May 1998, and one showing the site for sale after closure. So ended almost a century of bee equipment production in Wormit. Steele and Brodie at Agricultural Show c. 1938 Steele and Brodie showcasing their products at one of the many agricultural shows that they attended, all over the UK. This one dates from around 1938. Steele and Brodie Staff 1992 Steele and Brodie staff in 1992 showing some of the equipment made in the beehive works in Wormit. Also the newspaper article that accompanied the photograph. Steele and Brodie: a History 1868-1990 The story of Wormit's Steele and Brodie beehive works from Brian Nish.
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