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Life in a Dundee Tenement – Wednesday June 21st

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Panmure and the Jacobites

Tell us your memories/stories of Monifieth Public School

Public School Monifieth

Public School Monifieth

We are asking for assistance, to provide information, pictures, stories about Monifieth Public School.

There must be a vast number of ex pupils who have stories to tell about attending the school in Monifieth.. We have a fair amount of archived material already, but  we are sure that there must be people with stories to tell.

“Tell us your memories  and stories of Monifieth Public School”.

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Haggis, Neeps and Tatties Lunch – all welcome

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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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Hillock Kirk – a Very Local History Account

This information was handed in to the House of Memories and has been produced here as it was written. We would welcome any additional information or  pictures to make this piece more interesting especially as the kirk is now a family residence.

My Aunt, Miss Cecilia Sim, now resident at Duneaves, Broughty Ferry, passed on to me your account of the “Hillock Kirk: 1843-1979” which I have read with the greatest interest, and I do congratulate you on a very fine piece of local historical research. As one with a very long connection with and affection for The Hillock, I am sending you some reminiscences of events and personalities of yesteryear which may be of some interest.

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