Streetwise

What’s in a Name?

Streetwise

Street names can provide one of the most important clues to the history of an area. Where did the names come from? What does this tell us about the past? Some names are fairly obvious, such a High Street but others are not – some do not even exist anymore!

Have you ever wondered about Thorter Row, Peep-o-Day Lane or the Beefcan Close?

We have also included the origins of some parks and areas of Dundee.