The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Going to the “shorers”


“Regarding the recent items in the column featuring the Royal Arch and the surroundin­g area,” says a regular reader, “the view below (see photograph) will be mostly remembered by those of us who were regular attenders at the ‘shorers’, either after school or, more than likely, on Saturday mornings.

“In the background can be seen the Caird Hall, the Shore Terrace bus stance, the ‘Arch’, and ‘tha’ auld widden hut’ (left). But more important are the boys in the foreground.

“The Earl Grey dock was not tidal, but that did not deter us from fishing it. Some lads had proper lines, hooks, sinkers and bait, while others used string, safety peens, stanes.

“Don’t ask what we expected to catch. The sand boats were usually to the left of the ‘auld widden hut’.”

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