During the 1920s and 30s the Howff was a popular venue for "punters" placing bets on the outcome of horse races, the results of which would be wired by someone at the track. This became a daily occurrence which escalated to the point where the Howff was closed between 12 and 4pm. However this didn't deter the "punters" as they would just gather for the 4.30pm and 5pm races that followed. The above picture is in all probability one of these gatherings.

Above image ęPhotopolis, Dundee Central Library 



ABOUT Tombs of the Dundee Howff.

How to use this section of the website.

Due to the size of the task at hand and the amount of information that is available on this site it was proving awkward to find a suitable way to make navigation simple. The easiest way using the current format is as follows :-

If you select the required surname from the links above you can then make note of the monument number or numbers you require, it can then be compared with the monument tables which are also linked above.

Now included below is a google search box, however due to ongoing site mapping results can be changeable from day to day.

During 1833-4 most of the memorials had a number carved into the south facing edge, which is helping this task enormously. This has made it possible to use the monument tables as an ordered listing and also helps in giving an idea of how many stones still remain to be recorded.

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Plan of the Howff

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  Unidentified eroded stones listed for completeness


The grave disolves each social tye,

And tells us too that we must die,

And then corruption see,

Happy they are whose hopes do rise,

High as the honours of the skies,

Where joys immortal be

Copyright 2001-2015 Darren Eyers, no part of this site may be  reproduced without permission from the author or respective copyright holders. Material relating to the Lamb Collection is Copyright Lamb Collection; Dundee Central Library, and is reproduced with kind permission of Dundee Central Library. Material resourced from Dundee City Archives is reproduced with the kind permission of Dundee City Archives.

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St Aidan's St Peter's Logie New Howff Old Mains