||19 Belleville Street, Greenock
||Gaelic Parish of Greenock. Archibald
|Young Dugie posed in a
studio with an uncle, probably Dugald or William, in about 1891.
||Dugie with his wife
Margaret, probably photographed around the time of their
wedding in 1917.
||Dugie worked as a
chauffeur in his later years with the 'Co-'perative'. He
is pictured at the Mearns St. workshop in about 1945. In
the background is foreman Davie and a mechanic.
Dugald McKechnie was born
at 19 Belleville Street, Greenock in 1886, one of the three
youngest in a family of nine. In 1891 they were at 51 Belville
St, then they moved to 26 Bruce Street where they were still
living at the time of Dugie's marriage. Dugie was educated at
Highlanders Academy, in Dempster Street near the corner of
Murdeson Street. By the age of 12 he had an after-school job
delivering milk from Pennyfern Farm, above the Inverkip Road on
the Western outskirts of Greenock. In his late 20s, he played
football for the "Port Butchers F.C", who won the Oxo Cup in the 1913-1914 season. During
the 1914-18 war, he was a driver in the A.S.C. (M2-167870), and
was at Rouen on 24th April 1916.
In 1917, Dugie was married
to Margaret Peden, and by 1920 they were living at 21 Holmscroft
Street, Greenock. In about 1928 they moved to 57, Wallace Street
in the new Cowdenknowes housing development, where they stayed
until his death in 1966.
|Enjoying the view while
on holiday at Trewern in about 1952.
||On the beach at
Inverkip, about 1955.
||With grandson Ian on
the esplanade, about 1957.
For many years, Dugie
worked as a driver for the Co-'perative (as it was known locally)
in Greenock, latterly as chauffeur for the managing director. His
job required access to the Greenock harbours. He received
safety awards for his driving from the "National Safety
First Association" from 1931 to 1950. In later years he had
a part-time job as a 'Lollypop man' school crossing warden.