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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #27 on: Monday 09 September 13 07:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Ann

Watson's also had a chippie on the Crieff road (same family) on the right hand side (next to the paper shop) as you approach the Dunkeld road We always used to visit on our way home after being at the swimming baths.

33 Hunters crescent was probably about mid way between hunters terrace and the cross roads at Ruthven Avenue.

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #28 on: Monday 09 September 13 08:42 BST (UK) »
Old Mr Craig, his garden was his pride and joy.
MacGuinn I think who used to give me 6d for going for the paper on a sat - Sporting post?
I'm sure there was a family maybe no 1 who were related to Watson Chipshop over the bridge.....maybe the Drummonds?

Hi B,

I had mentioned the Crieff Rd chippie (as in over the bridge). I suppose anyone not knowing the area wouldn't be able to identify where "over the bridge" was which was the bridge over the railway on Crieff Rd.
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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 26 September 13 11:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Joe,
This is my first posting so hope I get it right. I also lived in "Hunters" at 25f Hunters Crescent until we moved to what was a new scheme at that time about 68 or 69, Wallace Place on the Crieff Road. My Grannie and grandad's from both sides Flynn and Fletcher were all there, as were most of the aunties and uncles, as I recall. Your picture at the Feus Hoose brought back some memories as we used to nick down the steps to get home from Goodlyburn. Was there a cafe attached to the chip shop? and the name Cavellini is ringing bells for some reason, did they own it? I remember a few names that lived in "Hunters" but unsure if I can mention them, I remember a couple of the ones you mentioned, the Elliott's and the McGoldrick's.
There was certainly some lively characters.

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #30 on: Friday 27 September 13 11:31 BST (UK) »
I was born in 3c Ruthven Place in 1943.
At the back of our building was the town lade.
My big sister says that also in our close were the names Burnie and McLeod.
We moved in 1948 to the new housing scheme of High Craigie (Moncrieffe).
Lawrie name in Fife (and elsewhere) with all its various spellings.

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #31 on: Sunday 10 November 13 07:39 GMT (UK) »
Hello
I lived in Hunters between 1955 and 1964,  and saw it for the last time in 1977.  My memories of the place are fairly vivid and I knew many families. 
I don't know if the author is still interested in this, but if so I may be able to answer some of his questions.  I'll check back for a response.

Cheers
Smudger

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 02 April 14 18:24 BST (UK) »
Bruce, I had Watson connections (origins in Methven) who ran chippy shops somewhere in the area, and in Dundee.  I wonder if they would be the ones you remember?  Do you happen to know the Watson names?

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 03 April 14 07:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Dorothy

Sorry I didn't know their names but I will ask some of my friends if they remember or knew their names.

Yours Aye
BruceL

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #34 on: Saturday 10 May 14 09:52 BST (UK) »
There are a handful of pictures of "Hunters" at its worst sadly on http://clicksbycraig.com/. Other pics of Perth and other villages as well.

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Re: Help! Perth History!
« Reply #35 on: Monday 11 December 17 12:56 GMT (UK) »
In case anyone hasn't heard, there is a book out about Hunters available from Amazon and other places. It's called "Hunters: Wee stories from The Crescent".

I've only read the first couple of chapters but it's a must for anyone with a connection to the crescent.