Bill Duncan has kindly shared this family photo of himself and his brother Alex in the early 1950s.
It was taken at the back of Little’s Building, on Stonefield Road. Bill added, “My brother and I are sitting on the bumper of Mr Peter Savages car. This photo shows an expanded view of the rear of the building and also the buildings on the other side of Stonefield Road. One of the recreation activities at the time was to play handball. This was basically tennis against a gable end of a building using a tennis ball and a clenched hand instead of a tennis racquet. You could play with an opponent or on your own. I played for hours against the gable end of the building directly facing Dunsmuir’s (formerly Danskins) drapery, in the background of this photo.”
Little’s Buildings are now a row of single storey modern homes on Stonefield Road near the Larkfield Shop. The buildings in the background are now demolished and this is now the vacant ground across the road from the Dooninn Public House at Broompark Road.
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