Fife

Photographs of the Fife area

West Port, St Andrews

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West Port, St Andrews - Ref: WC4052


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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wc4052

Fishermen, St Monance

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Fishermen, St Monance - Ref: WC4053


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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wc4053

Riverside Road, Wormit

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Riverside Road (north side), Wormit - Ref: WC3200

Wormit, Riverside Road (north side). Wormit was a hamlet until the Tay Rail bridge opened in 1878, then it became, like Newport, a dormitory for Dundee. Wormit claims it was the first village in Scotland to have electricity.

The houses in the picture are a fine example of Victorian architecture. The builder of most of its early houses, Alexander Stewart, had a windmill on Wormit Hill which was supplemented by a steam generator.

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wc3200

Cottages, Wormit

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Cottages, Wormit - Ref: WC3201

Cottages, Wormit. Whitewashed cottages and children dressed for work and play are featured in this picture. Wormit evolved as the newest of the south bank settlements at the junction of the Tayport branch line and the main line from Tay Bridge.

Wormit owes its existence to the railway which put it within easy commuter distance of Dundee.

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wc3201

Wormit and Tay Bridge

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Wormit and Tay Bridge - Ref: WC3202


Wormit with the Tay Bridge in the background, featuring a man with his children. Wormit owes its existence to the railway which put it within easy commuter distance of Dundee.

Wormit developed around the southern bridgehead. One of a number of settlements in style and layout it is very similar to its larger neighbours.

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Horse and Cart, Wormit

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Horse and cart, Wormit - Ref: WC3203

Horse and cart, Wormit a common form of transport of the day. Wormit developed around the southern bridgehead of the Tay Bridge. One of a number of brae-settlements in style and layout it is very similar to its larger neighbours.

The picture shows a dapple-grey horse and cart possibly owned by one of the middle-class and being admired by the local children.

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wc3203

North Street, St Andrews

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St Andrews - Ref: WC3085

North Street, St Andrews. The old fishing quarter was at the east end with its small traditional houses. The people in this picture appear to have gathered for the photograph.

North Street cobbled. The traditional houses remain today and still retain their original character.


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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wc3085

Cottages, Wormit

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Cottages, Wormit - Ref: WC3204

Wormit, cottages showing beautiful laid-out cottage gardens. The occupier will no doubt have been self sufficient growing all their own vegetables. Wormit evolved as the newest of the south bank settlements, at the junction of Tayport branch line and the main line from the Tay Bridge.

The original plan for the village, however, appears to have envisaged a spread of buildings on the gentler slopes behind Wormit bay.

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wc3204

North Street, St Andrews

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North Street, St Andrews - Ref: WC3086


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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wc3086

Woodhaven, Wormit

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Woodhaven, Wormit - Ref: WC3205


The village and pier of Woodhaven was the northern starting point for the coach across Fife to Pettycur by way of the Flass Road. The pier at Woodhaven was until the 19th Century the most important ferry landing for journeys to Dundee.

The large house in the background was the old granary buildings owned by the Tayfield Estate, and served as a hospital for boys from the "Mars" training ship.

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wc3205
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