Saturday 12th September 2013
Doors open Day at the Archives - 10am and 12 am - As numbers are limited booking is essential. To Book phone 01382 434494
FDCA Visit to visit to Perth for Thursday 26th September to include the Black Watch Museum and the Fair Maid's House which incorporates the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Visitor and Information Centre. The provisional programme for the day is:
|11.30 am||Arrive Black Watch Museum, Balhousie Castle. We will be given a guided tour of the Museum and a short talk.|
|1 pm||Lunch at the Copper Beach Cafe at the Museum. (not included in the cost)|
|2.30 pm||Arrive at 'Fair Maid's House"|
We will be given a guided tour of the Fair Maid's House (Perth's oldest secular building) and there will be plenty of time to look round the R.S.G.S. Visitor Centre which has many interesting artefacts and learning aids on view. A display of many of the important maps they have in their collection will be put on display for our benefit. The visit will last for about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Should people wish there may be an opportunity to go on to the Royal George afterwards.
The only cost so far is £5 a head (£6 if we only get 10 or less) for the Black Watch group visit. The Fair Maid's House is free of charge but donations to the RSGS are appreciated as they are a charity.
People have to make their own way there but, hopefully, lifts can be arranged for those requiring them.
St Andrew's Church Hall, (Glasite Hall)
From Town to City, Aspects of Dundee in the 20th Century'
Monday 14th October, Howff Cemetery, Meadowside, 1pm
Originally the garden of the Greyfriars Monastery, Mary Queen of Scots founded this earliest of Scottish civic burial grounds in 1564. Called the "Howff" or meeting place (where the Trades met), explore 400 years of Dundee's history in stone.
Tuesday 15th October, Roodyards Cemetery, 1pm
The site of a mediaeval chapel, this ground, usually locked, holds the remains of the Baxter family of Balgavies and the Guthrie family of Taybank.
Wednesday 16th October, Western Cemetery, Perth Road, 1 p.m.
Built as a commercial enterprise in 1845 and then taken over by the Council, it has panels of biblical references at the entrance. Its splendid monuments include those of newspaper proprietors, shipyard owners and the ornate tomb, in classical style, of Baron Armitstead of Castlehill.
Thursday 17th October, Logie Cemetery, Lochee Road, 1 pm.
Yet another site of a mediaeval chapel; as hundreds of motorists drive past this cemetery each day, they give little thought that this ancient site dates back to a parish church in 1243.
Friday 18th October, Broughty Ferry Old, Church Street, 1pm
A site of a mediaeval chapel, this small gem of a burial site is usually hidden from public view and contains references to the seafarers who were buried here.
More details about Friends of Dundee City Archives can be had from the City Archives, 18 City Square, tel 434494.