Broughty Ferry

Photographs depicting Broughty Ferry

English Mechanic at Broughty Ferry

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"English Mechanic" at Broughty Ferry - Ref: WC0815

The "English Mechanic" was launched at Dundee's King William IV Dock on 5th June 1876. She was brought to Dundee by rail, and transported from Dundee West Station on a cradle. She is seen sitting on the beach at Broughty Ferry.

From they she was rowed to Broughty Ferry, lying to the east of Dundee on the Firth of Tay. She was named, launched and called to her first rescue mission on the same day.

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Broughty Ferry Beach

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Broughty Ferry Beach, Dundee - Ref: WC1858

This photograph shows Beach Crescent in Broughty Ferry. At 31 Beach Crescent, the large house on the left, the famous collection of paintings by former provost of Broughty Ferry, James Orchar, were housed since 1921. The house had previously been owned by shipbuilder, Stephens.

The house became known as the Orchar Gallery. It closed in 1980 following an electrical fire. The paintings were moved to McManus Galleries, Dundee. The house is now Orchar Nursing Home.

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Broughty Ferry Castle

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Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee - Ref: WC1860

Broughty Ferry Castle is situated by the River Tay. It has had a turbulent history. The present castle was built as a fortification at the end of the 15th century by the Earls of Angus. It was in ruins by 1787. The castle was purchased by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway in 1846.

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Gray Street, King Street, Corner, Broughty Ferry Corner, Dundee

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Gray Street, King Street, Corner, Broughty Ferry Corner, Dundee - Ref: WC1868

In Victorian times as today this is a popular, busy shopping area in Broughty Ferry. Gray Street was named after a famous family who held Broughty Castle for almost two hundred years during the late 15th century.

The corner shop of family grocer, W.Hazell, was at 11 Gray Street while Antonio Franchi's ices and refreshment saloon was at number 13. It is interesting to note the different styles of prams in the photograph.

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Submarine Miners in Camp, Dundee

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Submarine Miners in Camp, Dundee - Ref: WC1824

In 1909, after intense negotiation and speculation, Dundee became a submarine naval base. Agreement was reached between the Admiralty and Dundee Harbour Trustees over the harbour rights the base would acquire for the payment from the Admiralty of £4000 per year.

The lease was to last for five years. In this photograph the submarine miners camp at Broughty Ferry is shown. This camp was on a green near Broughty Ferry Castle which itself is situated beside the River Tay.

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Submarine Miners in Camp, Dundee

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Submarine Miners in Camp, Dundee - Ref: WC1825

Dundee became a naval base in 1909. Agreement had been reached between the Admiralty and Dundee Harbour Trustees over the rights the base would be given. These rights included the use of the Western Harbour, storage facilities, and a dry dock with specially fitted cradles for submarines.

In return the Admiralty paid Dundee £4000 per annum. In this photograph the submarine miners camp at Broughty Ferry is shown. The submariners can be seen carrying out their drill.

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Barnhill Convalescent Home, Dundee

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Barnhill Convalescent Home, Dundee - Ref: WC1838

Similar in appearance to Baldovan Institution, the impressive looking Barnhill Convalescent Home was built using funds provided by Sir David Baxter of the famous jute manufacturing family.

Barnhill is situated beside Broughty Ferry and no doubt the rural, open aspect was felt appropriate for the wellbeing of the patients who were sent from Dundee Royal Infirmary to complete their recovery.

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Broughty Ferry Castle

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Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee - Ref: WC1843

Broughty Ferry Castle dates from the 15th century. It was ideally situated as a coastal fort on the River Tay. Originally the property of the Earls of Angus. It has had a long and turbulent history.

By 1787 it was a ruin. It was purchased by Edinburgh and Northern Railway in 1846, by 1854 it was offered for sale again and purchased for national defence. It became an ancient monument in the 1930s. In this photograph it is seen in silhouette.

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Broughty Ferry Castle

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Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee - Ref: WC1844

Broughty Ferry Castle was built as defence against the English in the 15th century. It has had a very turbulent history, being held by both the English and the French in the 16th century. It was reduced to a ruin by 1787.

Bought by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway in 1846, it was then resold for military use in 1854. It became an ancient monument in the care of the Ministry of Works in the 1930s. It still stands today, a well known landmark in Broughty Ferry, housing a natural history museum.

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Broughty Ferry Castle

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Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee - Ref: WC1845

Broughty Ferry Castle was built in the late 15th century. It originally belonged to the Earls of Angus. It has had a long and turbulent history. Reduced to a ruin by 1787, it was eventually purchased by the Edinburgh and Northern Railway in 1846. Offered for sale again in 1854, it was bought for national defence.

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