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Hawkhill, Dundee

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Hawkhill, Dundee - Ref: WC0190

The Hawkhill, Dundee, linked the West Port to Perth Road to the west.

This portion features junctions with Wilkies Lane (at the left) in the west and Watson's Lane to the right.

The Dundee Directory for 1901-02 matches the businesses shown - Strang & McLaggan, the undertakers, at No. 143, Mrs John Macintosh [sic] the confectioner, Andrew Walker, a broker, and Alexander Simpson, dairykeeper.

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Hawkhill, Dundee

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Hawkhill, Dundee - Ref: WC0191

This view of the Hawkhill in Dundee is taken from the West Port, looking west.

Thomas Aitken's public house, The Globe, is listed in the Dundee Directory as Nos. 57 & 59 West Port, and is still so named today. Behind it is Johnston's Lane.

No. 1 Hawkhill is listed in the Dundee Directory as John Mathieson, broker, which may have been the West Port Loans Office. M. Boland & Co.'s clothiery was Nos. 20 and 24 Hawkhill.

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Hawkhill, Dundee

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Hawkhill, Dundee - Ref: WC0192

This view of the east end of the Hawkhill in Dundee shows part of the West Port, with Thomas Aitken's public house, The Globe, while No. 51 the ironmongery, listed in Dundee Directory as millfurnisher.

The tenement buildings up the hill were demolished during the Dundee University developments in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The West Port Loans Office is probably the brokers listed in the Dundee Directory as John Mathieson, broker, at No. 1 Hawkhill.

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Dock Street and Yeaman Shore, Dundee

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Dock Street and Yeaman Shore, Dundee - Ref: WC0134

This image shows the former weigh-house and pack-house. They were built in 1643 and were used much the same as a modern day Custom House, imports and exports passing under the inspection of the Dean of Guild and one of the Baillies of the town.

This area was demolished between 1885 and 1891 to make way for the Gillfillan Church and other buildings which formed the new Whitehall Crescent development.

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Dock Street, Dundee

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Dock Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0136

This photograph shows the western end of Dundee's Dock Street, with part of Yeaman Shore to the left and leading eastwards (and right) towards the Greenmarket.

Between A. Spence & Co.'s potato store and the salt store at No. 11 is the rear of Gilfillan Memorial Church, erected in 1879 in memory of the Dundee preacher, George Gilfillan, who died that year.

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Dock Street, Dundee

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Dock Street and Candle Lane, Dundee - Ref: WC0137

This photograph shows part of the eastern section of Dundee's Dock Street proper (not to be confused with East Dock Street, which is further east!) and the southern end of Candle Lane.

William B. Ballingall, the wine and spirits merchant at No. 55, was the eldest brother of Hugh Ballingall, Lord Provost of Dundee, a brewer, malter and hop merchant, owner of The Park and Pleasance Brewery, Lochee Road.

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Cowgate, Dundee

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Cowgate, Dundee - Ref: WC0127

This photograph (strictly speaking) shows St Andrews Place, Dundee, where Cowgate and King Street meet; the trees behind the wall with railings are in the grounds of St Andrew's Church.

Fleming Brothers' City Clothing Warehouse at No. 16 dominates the corner of the scene, nextdoor to David McLardy & Co.'s domestic machinery warehouse. Fleming Brothers also had a Household Furnishing Co. at No. 15 and another shop in Lochee High Street.

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Crichton Street, Dundee

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Crichton Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0128

This photograph shows the south end of Dundee's Crichton Street where it meets Greenmarket and beyond into Whitehall Crescent. The Working Men's Coffee and Dining Rooms at No. 29 Crichton Street (its southern limit) was run by James Miller.

Watson & Co., the ironmongers were at No. 25. Mrs James McLean was china merchant at No. 3 Greenmarket (presumably the building with the round tower, which was the Old Custom House), and Mrs Thomas Lyall was the fruiterer and fish merchant at No. 7.

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