We take a look at what happened in the Logie Housing project 100 years ago this month.
We found this boy listed in the Hawkhill School Admission Register. So we decided to investigate the origins of his rather unique name.
Rivals. Your arch nemesis. The Moriarty to your Sherlock Holmes. The Joker to your Batman. Rivals are a means of tension and intrigue in many books and films. They even emerge in sport. Borg vs McEnroe, Lauda vs Hunt, Dundee vs Dundee United. Or perhaps more appropriately for this article, Dundee vs St Johnstone. For... Continue Reading →
Some of you may have heard the name Grissell Jaffray. She was executed in Dundee for being a witch in 1669. This was the last execution of a witch in Dundee. Just how many there were before her, we don't know exactly. The records don't survive. Grissell was married to a wealthy business man. He... Continue Reading →
The title of this document should give you a few clues are to what its about. Always remember that when transcribing or reading a document. Are there words you should be looking out for. I always find it helps to figure out what you can, read it back and then think about what words could... Continue Reading →
Winston Churchill. A name that conjures up certain images. To most people that image involves a bowler hat, a long cigar and the 'V for victory' sign. War-time Prime Minister and, in 2002, voted the greatest Briton of all time. Generally revered by most UK citizens. Everywhere that is except Dundee. Churchill's connection to the... Continue Reading →