Historic maps of Bridgefoot and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Bridgefoot maps
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Memories of Bridgefoot
In relation to Reform Street and the city square on Friday/Saturday nights. We boys and our latest girlfriends (only if you had a car) used to meet and have a drag race either up Reform Street and back or a race from city square out under the rail bridge and back - obviously when the local bobbies were absent of course! I remember a Ford Anglia with a Lotus engine dropped in it being the main car to beat - easy for a bike, but not on the riverside run - four wheels were better....great fun!
John St Dundee
Hi, I lived at No 4 John St from 1948 to about 1960 before moving to Ann Field St and then up the Hilltown to Ann St (Carnegie Tower). The town council must have found out that I had moved down to the West Midlands, for when I looked on google maps a few weeks ago all the houses that I lived at have been knocked down, or in the case of Carnegie Tower it was blown down. Mind you, Ann Field St wasn't too good back then and John St was a rat Infested, filth strewn, victorian slum, and the passage that I lived in always smelt of cat pee. And the outside bog, on the stairwell, well, the cold in the winter it was allways frozen up, (think about it). I remember going to Dudhope Castle for the boxing club training, and playing on the bomb shelters just inside the entrance at Little John St - Oh and the menagerie with the birds in... Read more
This photo will always be significant to me as we were married in the castle on 10th of June 2006. It is a lovely setting with beautiful gardens.
The castle is beautifully restored now but when my sister and i were wee it really looked like a haunted ruin. We used to scare ourselves silly running through the middle door to get to the playpark on the other side.
Dudhope Park by The Castle
My name then was Watson. I used to live in Dudhope Crescent Road, which was opposite a small grave yard by Bell St, sadly no longer there. My granny used to take to roll my easter egg down the hill near the swings. In those days the castle did'nt look like this, peacocks were in cages there. You got a lovely view of the DRI and across the Tay to Fife. Those were the days, unfortunately things have to change. The DRI has gone and Dundee is not the same anymore. I still come home every few months to savour the memories.
I did my SRN at the DRI. Seeing the photo of the Castle brings back happy memories. My husband and I spent many happy hours in the grounds surrounding the Castle. On my last visit to Dundee the housing complex in the grounds of the old DRI were not yet finished but one of the Turrets was still standing. I wonder if it still stands. If anyone out there has a photo of the DRI I would love to see it posted on this site.
Edna Adamson Australia
Seeing this brings back memories of many happy meetings. In my day the foot of Reform St was the place where all of Dundee's friends and lovers seemed to meet. Late at night the fish and chip stand on Boots the Chemists corner was also a popular place to meet. Many a happy Saturday was spent walking down the near by Overgate full of all manner of small shops.
Edna Adamson, Australia