MONIFIETH AND ANGUS HISTORY GROUP--- see topics pages by clicking on the titles at the top or the bottom of each page in the green boxes.

MONIFIETH AND ANGUS HISTORY GROUP

Former Monifieth Model Group

SCOTTISH CHARITY SC041061

 NEW DUNDEE TO FORFAR MODEL IS ON SHOW IN DUNDEE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT

SEE ALSO NEWTYLE STATION MODEL

 PLEASE MAKE CONTACT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE HISTORY BOOKLETS  OR ORAL HISTORY RECORDINGS

The group was formed in 2008 bringing together interests in local history, building, engineering, and research and community development. Initial membership included those with railway, history, publishing, and model building and charity experiences. Marketing in the Monifieth area indicated a desire to rediscover MONIFIETH PAST and this resulted in a project to build a MODEL OF MONIFIETH as it was between 1930-60 before the many industrial, shopping, transport and building changes that took place after 1960.

 

The model came to fruition in 2010 with MONIFIETH LIBRARY deciding that the model would become a centrepiece of its upper computer suite. The model was installed in March 2010 with a public launch and acclaimed as “a work of art” as well as a valuable resource for pupils, students and residents. Indeed also tourists have found it to be a source of valuable information on the history of Monifieth.

STEAM SPECIAL AT SPEED PASSING MONIFIETH

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The launch of the model created a demand for a history publication to complement the model and many older residents volunteered to have their memories recorded to provide personal experiences.  

 

Thus began the LIVING HISTORY PROJECT to record the memories of residents; to translate these into history publications and to produce recordings for archives and interest.  

 

It became apparent that the interest and enthusiasm shown by the community required the group to become a charity and thus attract donations and funding grants. Grant support has enabled the group to publish its first booklet in 2011 titled “THE CHANGING FACE OF AN ANGUS TOWN 1930-1960” which can be purchased in the Library or from the group. Some copies have turned up in Australia and Canada!

 

Oral history recording is ongoing and participants have received a CD of their personal memories, which in many cases have been played back at family gatherings. The group has contributed articles to the Oral History Society and has established links with Strathclyde University and local museums. Strathclyde University is the Scottish Centre for oral history, which is a modern method of obtaining historical data.

 

 DUNDEE TO FORFAR RAILWAY is now complete and we may look at the history THE SEVEN ARCHES

READ THE FOLLOWING PAGES OF THIS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAIL OF OUR PROGRESS ON THESE PROJECTS.

 

  Contact the group via the Library or through the website contact page

 We look forward to hearing from those who wish to share the past and preserve memories for future generations.   

PRIVACY NOTE -- IF YOU CONTACT US WE ONLY KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR AS LONG AS NECESSARY TO DEAL WITH YOUR REQUEST AND DO NOT PASS YOUR INFORMATION TO ANY THIRD PARTY. WE COLLECT NONE PERSONAL INFORMATION ON WEBSITE USAGE FROM WEBSITE ADMINISTRATION AS IS COMMON WITH MOST WEBSITES.