Collection MS 457 - ‘Jamie-A Story About Your Grandad’

Jamie- a story about your Grandad
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MS 457


‘Jamie-A Story About Your Grandad’


  • 2001 (Creation)

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1 digital file and 1 hard copy

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(20 May 1940 -)

Biographical history

Born and educated in Dundee, employed in various jobs as a young man before joining Strathmore Springs, starting as a spare driver and leaving as Senior Senior Sales Executive. Joe then moved to Sun Life, retiring as Sales Manager. Joe a successful amateur career as a darts player, becoming Dundee Singles Champion within six months of taking up the game, and holding the title six times, Tayside Champion of Champions three times and represented Scotland at all levels except full international. Married Pat in 1957 and had one daughter.

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Created and kept by the depositor before gifted to the Archive. Sections had been published in 'Scots Magazine' and used as a reminiscence tool in a local care home

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Biography of Mr Joseph Millar, written for his grandson, Jamie. Details stories from WW2, describes his parent's lives in the 1940s and 1950s, family relationships, childhood friends and games, school, and Dundee street life. Also stories around the cinema, dancehalls, buster stalls and holidays. Details his employment, his married and family life, and his career as a darts player.


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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions.

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Copyright in text and images retained by Joe Millar, except where copyright of images resides with DC Thomson.

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  • English

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