Friday, 15 January 2010

MENZIESHILL MULTI'S IN THE 60'S

This image of the Menzieshill multi's was captured around the mid/late 60's.
The view from Dickson Avenue, running along the left, shows that a lot of the nearby ground was still a building site at the time, while the multi's and their circular garages had been completed.
The same area was also caught on film around the same time.
Below you can see the junction/corner area of Balgay Court and the comings and goings of everyday life, albeit briefly.
A great view of the circular garage from above, the design of which really does look so 60's, in fact I'm always half expecting to see Emma Peel drive up in her Lotus Elan every time I watch it!!

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9 comments:

  1. The kid at the beginning must have been a member of the tufty club.That was a well carried out road crossing.
    It would be funny watching several cars trying to exit the circular garages at the same time.

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  2. Sign of the times, eh? Looks to be about 20 garages for each multi. Anyone know how many households are in each block, I estimate about 60?

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  3. I used to muck around on the building site of the multi's when I lived in Menzieshill, must have been around 8, then I'm sure my mum told me to stay away as a child was killed by a lorry on the site. Does anyone know if this was true?

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  4. there were 14 levels, with 6 flats on each. So, 84 flats in each. There was car parks as well and even as recently as 5 or 6 years ago these were never full, despite being free parking right next to Ninewells. I think these multis are nearly empty now.

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  5. Does anyone know if there was any building on the site opposite Menzieshill Church at 355 Charleston Drive prior to them building the housing scheme in the early 60's?

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  6. Great wee film. I lived in Balgay Court from 1995 until 2008 and only moved out because they were due for demolition. It's now being bulldozed and will be gone by end of the month so great piece of nostalgia. Was born and brought up in Menzieshill and the shops were always there so strange to see wasteground lol

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  7. I had a lockup garage at glamis court for years. The round structure was great. The walls of the garage went back, opening out each side about 30 degrees. These lockups were massive!

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  8. strange not to see the rock

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