Clue to the date
“I noticed the photograph of Lower Largo Harbour in a recent column,” emails Jean Goodwillie (nee Gillies.)
“I think that a clue to the date of the picture is that the Belmont Temperance Hotel is still there. This hotel was burned down in the 1920s. My dad, Jim Gillies, told me about the fire.
“He said that there had been a problem getting enough water to extinguish the flames. There was a worry that the fire would spread to the nearby station building.
“I agree with Wilma about the date of the opening of the bridge. I know Bridgend House. My mother-in-law, Elizabeth Goodwillie (nee Lawrence) was a cousin of Jim Lawrence who had lived in the house for many years.
“My dad was born at 1 Bourtree Terrace on May 1 1908. He had a sister, Lucy, and a brother Sam. The family, including my grandparents, Andrew and Isabella Gillies, lived House for a long time.
“My parents and I lived in Durham Wynd from the time that the house was built until I was married to Allan in 1971. Dad moved to live with Allan, Jan, Dave, and myself when Mum died in 1980. He died in St John’s Hospital, Livingston, in 1993. in Goodsir
A St Andrews reader has sent in this postcard, undated, of Maison Dieu Manse in Brechin. Find the familiar phrase, saying or name.