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Saturday, 11 June 2011

THE GRAND TOUR OF WHITFIELD - 1986

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1 - ABERLADY CRESCENT
2 - WHITFIELD DRIVE
3 - HADDINGTON CRESCENT
4 - DUNBAR CRESCENT
5 - DUNBAR CRESCENT
6 - TRANENT CRESCENT
These pictures around Whitfield were taken in March 1986 and should bring back a few memories.
Since then, the Skarne blocks at Aberlady, Haddington and Tranent have all been demolished, as have the multis, and the Dunbar Crescent area is now Dunbar Park.
The good old days or bad old days?
A mate of mine who lived in Whitfield in the 70's was telling me he has a hazy memory of when the all-weather pitch had an inauguration match between DFC v United to officially mark the switching on of the floodlights, which was the first of it's kind back then.
Anyone recall this?
Photos by Neale Elder.

27 comments:

  1. Me and joe reilly used to use his flat as rehersal rooms for Fungicide as there was only one other person in the whole block who was out of it, we'd lined a bedroom with matresses and gave it laldy, my ears are still ringing ; )

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    1. Would that be Joe Reilly from Salton Crescent?

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  2. whitfield hawks, mid week /winter, glue sniffin ootside the shops , theyd gee yi a gemme at the drap oh a hat on the blaize, pretty good they were tae :)

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  3. Pitched roofs in 86?? god i'm getting old , i worked on them :)

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  4. June Whitfield12 June 2011 at 13:33

    Wot a shithole.
    Good riddance

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  5. When you were a spare man on the Multis...you were sent to do the stair and bin recess cleaning and aide the staff already there at Whitfield so these pictures bring back so many memories!!!!

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  6. I canr believe how deserted the photos are, I used to go there loads in the very early 80's and there were always loads of folks around and kids playing and stuff, even at 3 in the morning! These must have been taken about dawn time huh?

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  7. Stoo, I was 21 years old going on 22: do you really think I was up at dawn time? (LOL!) No, it was the middle of a Saturday afternoon and I remember Whitfield being absolutely deserted, except for one gent who called merrily from a window as I walked down from Dunbar to Summerfield Avenue. Oh, the banter!

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  8. I would love to see many more photos of Whitfield from this era. Do you have any? Specifically Lower Whitfield. Looking at these has trasported me back 20 odd years! Thanks

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  9. can you provide me with pics of the longhaugh hotel info about it being a former mansion house and was there a farm called longhaugh near where the quarry was i am a member of a group trying to increase the biodiversity on longhaugh hill anyone interested in joining we may be setting up a friends of longhaugh hill group
    pat

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    1. http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/longhaugh#slide-3-field_gallery_image-1989 .. http://www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library/longhaugh#slide-3-field_gallery_image-1989 Hotel in pic just

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  10. member of group trying to incrase the biodiversity of longhaugh hill in dundee any pics especially of longhaugh hotel welcome

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    1. My father was the manager of the longhaugh bar then changed to a hotel two years later.

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    2. hey Dave, hello, my name is Tony, and I am from Argentina, I was living in the Longhaugh hotel in the 1978. I have a picture in front the hotel main door. Please can you tell me how old were you in the 1978?

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    3. Hi Tony we left the longhaugh in 1975 due to an illness my father had so unfortunately I wouldn't have been there at that time. Although we did go back occasionally
      Cheers Dave

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  11. my old man and his bros were fae there the symingtons

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  12. Definitely some memories from the first picture! I lived in the pitched roof block that's hidden at the back from 1984-1990.

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  13. I grew up in tranent crescent and ours looked out onto a circle or something if my memory is right?

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  14. Cymru Cenedlaethol17 June 2014 at 16:57

    I lived in Salton Crescent in 1982 - 83. Does anyone know if Jim, Carol, Ann and Lizzie O'Neill from 66 Salton are still around?

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  15. Cymru Cenedlaethol17 June 2014 at 17:00

    It did seem weird having my front door upstairs. :D

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  16. iv noticed all the young shams are coming back and are meant to be the top scheme now lol just like the old days ywsr, up and coming shams.

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  17. My name is Tony, from Argentina, I was living in Dundee in 1978. It was a great time, great friends. I will never forget, specially Margot and Gordon

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  18. shame rule ya bass I lived in the rise fae 1968 until 1981 best days of my life

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  19. happys days in whitfield

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  20. Lived in Cranston crescent in the early eighties...brilliant childhood memories...always SOMETHING happen in somewhaur...the photos are amazing...my heart jumped when I saw the wee park behind the big brown block...thankyou to whoever posted those 😉👍

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