Clue to the date

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

“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.

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