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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 17 March 07 12:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kathleen

have a look at this web page. It gives the history of the Lord provost and chambers in Dundee. George is mentioned in the list. Looks like a good little booklet you can print of and add to your history.

www.dundeecity.gov.uk/publications/heraldic.pdf

ps it takes a minute or 2 to load.

Lorraine
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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 17 March 07 12:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for that.  It's all very grand, isn't it?  According to my cousin, G.A. had several specialty high class grocery shops in Dundee and area.

I notice that you are searching for Andersons.  I have one -- Isabella, b. Aug 27, 1842, d. June 22, 1919.   Would that interest you?

Regards,   Kathleen
England and Belfast - GOFF, GOUGH, MATHERS, MOXHAM/MOXAM,  OSMOND, PHILLIPS, WINDER, WYKES

Scotland - JOHNSTON, DORWARD, KIDD, KYD, RAMSAY, RAE

Canada - DeWOLFE, HALLADAY, HASKINS, HICOCK, JOHNSTON, OLD/OLDS

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 17 March 07 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi kathleen,

I remember Johnstone Stores very well, did you know they had vans which went around the expanding housing estates that opened up about early to mid 1950's in Dundee.  I can't however remember where their shop was, do you have any idea which area of the town it was.

Also forgot to mention did you know you could buy good on "Tick" as they called it.  In otherwords buy your shopping during the week and pay them when it was payday.

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 17 March 07 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello Elizabeth,

As I understand it, there were many stores and a warehouse in Dundee, but I don't know actual locations. These were the Johnston Stores founded by John Johnston.  Thanks for the extra interesting info.

His older brother George Anderson had 4 'high class' shops, to quote my cousin. 

Regards,    Kathleen
England and Belfast - GOFF, GOUGH, MATHERS, MOXHAM/MOXAM,  OSMOND, PHILLIPS, WINDER, WYKES

Scotland - JOHNSTON, DORWARD, KIDD, KYD, RAMSAY, RAE

Canada - DeWOLFE, HALLADAY, HASKINS, HICOCK, JOHNSTON, OLD/OLDS

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 17 March 07 19:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi again Lorraine,

Just found out one of the stores was Johnston's Stores in Allan Street Dundee.

Also found the reference to 1929 - 32 George Anderson Johnston was lord provost of Dundee.

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 17 March 07 19:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Elizabeth

I thank you for telling me of the vans and the 'tick' method of purchasing.  As I understand it, John, who owned the chain of stores apprenticed with his older brother G.A., then went out on his own to establish Johnston Stores.

Where did you find the info about location? 

Regards,   Kathleen
England and Belfast - GOFF, GOUGH, MATHERS, MOXHAM/MOXAM,  OSMOND, PHILLIPS, WINDER, WYKES

Scotland - JOHNSTON, DORWARD, KIDD, KYD, RAMSAY, RAE

Canada - DeWOLFE, HALLADAY, HASKINS, HICOCK, JOHNSTON, OLD/OLDS

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 17 March 07 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kathleen,

On the Dundee City Council website, there is a section where people who are elderly and remember Old Dundee talk about their childhood days in Dundee.

They also mention their first jobs and one of the gentlemen said  his first job was in Johnston's Stores in Allan Street Dundee.

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 17 March 07 20:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi again,

I looked at the site last night, but didn't see that section.  I'll go back and take another look.  (It was late in the day, and I think I'd had enough by that time, so wasn't as observant as I may have been earlier in the day.)

Regards,    Kathleen


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Scotland - JOHNSTON, DORWARD, KIDD, KYD, RAMSAY, RAE

Canada - DeWOLFE, HALLADAY, HASKINS, HICOCK, JOHNSTON, OLD/OLDS

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Re: Johnston Grocers
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 18 March 07 08:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kathleen

Unfortunately Isabel Anderson does not fit into my tree.  Thanks for that anyway

Lorraine
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