Monthly Archives: October 2016

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Monifieth in World War 1 – talk by Elspeth Johnson

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

Notification of the AGM on Friday 4th November at 10am in the House of Memories 

MONIFIETH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

55 High Street, Monifieth   DD5 4AA

An Annual General Meeting shall be held once a year, when the President`s report and Treasurer`s statement and Accounts shall be presented for approval. At this meeting an election of the President, Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer will take place.

The AGM in November will return to the original format of the date nearest to the start of the financial year, which at the auditors request was changed from November to the 31st October as stated in the current Constitution. Previously it was  1st January to 31st December.

Monifieth Past

Pictures can jog people’s memories so this week we have some more.

Once again we would love your comments.

Class Room Memories

Class Room Memories

 

Happy Days at Seaview School

Happy Days at Seaview School

Demolishing the Terraces

Demolishing the Terraces

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Former Businesses

Former Businesses

Flash Bang Winnie and her Picture Gallery

Winnie Cochrane

Winnie Cochrane

On 22nd February 2002, Winnie Cochrane passed away in Stracathro Hospital, at the age of 86 years. Winnie was known as an expert photographer throughout Angus, but particularly so in her home town” of Monifieth.

Affectionately known to the locals as Winnie Flash Bang”, she started off life as Winnie Forbes, daughter of a well-known sports press photographer, J. D. Forbes.

After completing her education at Grove Academy, her professional career started in the family business, catching in pictures, what is a historical record of many local events.

Winnie was commissioned to photograph the baby Princess Margaret at Glamis Castle. Another important assignment being her appointment as “official photographer” for the Caledon shipyard, recording and documenting every stage of the construction of the ships being built in the yard.

Many wedding albums treasured by local families are with school photographs, sports events, organisation “night outs” – a living record of historic events.

Something happening, Winnie was there, her camera, it has been said “not always with a film”.

Golf events were of special interest, as from 1977 until her retirement in 1994 she was also starter at the Ashludie course. It had been known for the start of a match to be delayed by the temporary closure of the box, while Winnie and camera were on another mission.

Bob Cochrane, her husband was also an expert in the use of the camera, being one of the first to pioneer photography from an aircraft.

Winnie was predeceased by her brother Dr Bill Forbes, sister lean, husband Bob Cochrane, and survived by her nephew Alan.

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Dundee Poors House Talk

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Ahoy Shipmates ! – Help Needed

These photos were handed in but with really no information.

Can anyone out there help?

The shipmates from 1976/1979.

Monifieth first Shipmates

Monifieth first Shipmates

But Bill Millar (centre) looks quite a few years older now

Monifieth Shipmates again

Monifieth Shipmates again

More Monifieth first Shipmates

More Monifieth first Shipmates

Golf Club Party

Golf Club Party

The Golf Club  ?

Received 3/10/16

Three ladies From left to right
Walter Chalmers
Bill Miller
Ken Martin
Taken at a BB concert
South church hall

Thanks to Ken Martin