Monthly Archives: September 2013

Low and Duff Brassfounders – The Little Foundry

Low and Duff from the air

Low and Duff from the air

 

To understand why the `little foundry`, as it was known to generations of Monifieth people, as opposed to the `big foundry` we must go back in time to the mid nineteen hundreds.

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The Wishing Well

Balmossie Den

At the Wishing Well

At the Wishing Well

Balmossie Bridge spans the eastern entrance to the grounds of Linlathen House. On the banks of the Dighty Burn stands a well known locally as the “CAULD WATER WELLIE” and “THE WISHING WELL”. Though originally it was called the “CAT CRAIG WELL” from the name of the rock above it.  A stone at the site of the well is inscribed.

“Whosoever drinketh of the water shall thirst again T.E 1847”

The Wishing Well  c1911

The Wishing Well c1911

Thomas Erskine had the stone erected on the supposed site of a medieval holy well.

The well today.

Wishing Well Today

Wishing Well Today