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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee

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Decorations in Nethergate, Opposite Tally Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1783

It is possible these decorations were put up to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII which took place on 9th August, 1902. Dundee, as elsewhere, celebrated any royal event with great enthusiasm, holding parades and banquets as well as decorating buildings.

Tally Street, the street sign can be seen on the left above the premises of Reis, sellers of fancy goods, is no longer there. The recently modernised Overgate Shopping Centre now stands on the site.

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Decorations at Reform Street, Dundee

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Decorations on Strathtay House, Reform Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1784

The large image of Edward VII on the front of Strathtay House dates this photograph to his coronation in August,1902. Strathtay House was an outfitters run by Adam Smail. This building was the first in Dundee to have a lift, based on one seen in an hotel in Boston.

The building was taken over by Boots and is still there today. The buildings to the left, however, were demolished and the recently refurbished Overgate Shopping Centre now stands there.

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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee

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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC1785

The buildings in this photograph may have been decorated in celebration of the coronation of Edward VII, in August 1902. Dundee, as elsewhere, celebrated any royal event with great enthusiasm.

The shop advertising Milners safes and Waterman's ideal fountain pens is Burns and Harris, stationers. This firm is still in business in Dundee today, though no longer at this site. Note the tramlines and overhead cables clearly visible in this photograph.

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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee

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Decorations on Albion House, Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC1786

Albion House, on the corner of Union Street and the Nethergate, was started by William Moon and John Langlands, drapers. There followed many changes of ownership and control.

Thomas Blakeney bought the premises but then moved to a larger site in Whitehall Street. The shop then became, William Menzies, drapers. More recently it has been a bank.

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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee

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Decorations in Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC1787

In this photograph of the Nethergate the City Churches can just be seen through the trees on the left. The small drinking fountain on the corner is no longer there.

The shops on the other side of the street include Arthur A. Miller's, furriers. Animal pelts have been used to decorate his premises. On the right is A. Soutar, jewellers. The gable end of the Royal Hotel is also visible.

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Coronation decorations, Dundee

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Coronation decorations, Dundee - Ref: WC1700

View of Nethergate at the foot of South Lindsay Street.

Photograph shows highly decorated building on the corner of Nethergate and South Lindsay Street. The building is a Teeth Institute run by A Davie. In front is a small boy with a hoop. Birnies Photographic Apparatus shop next door in South Lindsay Street.

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Decorations at High Street, Dundee

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Decorations, occasion unidentified, High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1703


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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Royal visit decorations, Nethergate, Dundee

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Royal visit decorations, Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC1665

Photograph from Alexander Wilson Collection. View of Nethergate looking east

View of tenements with shops at street level. Shops are G. Hill & Co. Shirtmaker, J. Falconer, Ironmonger with what could be shopkeeper and 2 boys standing in doorway, J & P Campbell, Dye Works, No 29 Edward Wilson & Sons cabinetmakers, No 27 I Dunn, Game Dealer & Poulterer. Church on far right.

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Royal visit decorations, Commercial Street, Dundee

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Royal visit decorations, Commercial Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1676

View of Commercial Street from Seagate.

The photograph shows on the left hand side - Collier & Sons Wholesalers advertising "Great Sale". On the right hand side of the street a General Drapery Warehouse and G L Wilson's Drapers on opposite corner with a hand drawn cart and horse drawn cart visible.

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Coronation decorations, Dundee

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Coronation decorations, Dundee - Ref: WC1699

The photograph gives a good idea of the Bill Posters of the era. There is a coal merchant with his horse and Dixons Football & Cricket Store. Very little in the way of flags and bunting displayed on buildings.

Messrs Fairweather & Sons Tobacco manufacturers presented each of their male employees with a King Edward Crown Piece and their female staff with a King Edward Half-Crown Piece.

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