History of street name
“I spotted something unusual in an early morning television programme about Sir George Van Morrison, OBE, the Northern Irish singer and composer of many well-known songs, such as ‘Brown-Eyed Girl’, writes a Craigie regular.
“A guide was taking tourists round the locations in Belfast associated with the singer-songwriter when I caught a glimpse of the street name behind her. It was Hyndford Street.
“We have a Hyndford Street in Dundee, once one of the turning-points for trams on the Perth Road. Some went all the way to the Ninewells terminus and others turned round at Hyndford Street, with the street name showing on their destination board.
“Why the name Hyndford and why is there a street of the same name in Belfast? Can any readers shed light on this? When younger, I used to take all these matters for granted, but I have become more inquisitive in my old age and wonder how such now-accepted familiar names, places, words and phenomena came to be.”