People at Work

Photographs depicting people at work

Murraygate, Dundee

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Murraygate, Dundee - Ref: WC0396

This photograph shows Murraygate running towards the Wellgate in the east, the north side to the left.

The shop to the left belonged to Thomas J. Lipton, described in the Dundee Directory as 'hamcurer, and butter and cheese merchant and tea importer' at Nos. 8 and 10. Wines and spirits merchant James Rutherford was at No. 12. Potter's shoe shop was No. 76.

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Millars Wynd and Perth Road, Dundee

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Millars Wynd and Perth Road, Dundee - Ref: WC0385

This photograph looks eastwards along Perth Road, with Millar's Wynd leading northwards towards the Hawkhill to the left.

Robertson's coach hiring establishment was founded in the 1850s by J. M. Robertsson. Since his death in c.1875, the business was continued by his wife, whose obituary is given in the Dundee Advertiser of 10th August 1899.

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Roseangle, Dundee

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Roseangle, Dundee - Ref: WC0351

This photograph shows Roseangle running northeastwards towards the Perth Road to the right.

The buildings reflect the affluence of the house-owners, although these replaced far more opulent houses with extensive gardens from the 1860s.

The old St. John's Church stands on the corner of Roseangle and the Perth Road.

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Roseangle, Dundee

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Roseangle, Dundee - Ref: WC0353

This building stood about halfway down Roseangle, and stood where Seafield road now is.

The Dundee Directory gives no obvious clues to its history or purpose; why a relatively shabby house was left to stand among the proud buildings around it is unknown.

The one possibility is the Dundee Aerated Water Manufcaturing Company, manager Henry Blackwood, based at No. 21 Magdalen Yard Road.

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Hawkhill, Dundee

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Hawkhill, Dundee - Ref: WC0193

This section of the Hawkhill in Dundee (which led westwards from West Port to Perth Road) shows the archway into Isles Lane.

To the west (and left) of the arch is Charles Laing's fruit shop.

The building to the right has an advertisement for Woodward's "fish suppers"; John Woodward sold fish at No. 110a Hawkhill. At No. 115 Hawkhill (to the right of the photograph) is one of the City of Dundee Co-operative Society's five general stores.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0196

Dundee High Street is seen here looking westwards. Behind the carriage is the familiar sight of Strathtay House (the present-day Boots).

Henderson & Company's silkmercers are listed in the Dundee Directory for 1892-93 at No. 65, with William Young, the tobacconist, George Montgomery, the stationer and Martin & Meldrum, tobacconists, at Nos. 63, 64 and 67 respectively.

David Dickie's ironmongery was at No. 3 New Inn Entry, through the passageway, next to which is James Hardie & Sons, the chemists.

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High Street, Dundee

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High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0198

This photograph shows the western section of Dundee's High Street with Overgate forming the alley to the right (and north) of Whytock's the jeweller, whose window display here advertises 'positively the last day' of a sale of Parisian diamonds.

At the lefthand side is Melville House, a 'warehouse' (shop) belonging to W. H. Melville, silk mercer, draper, tailor, dressmaker, costumemaker, milliner and general outfitter (Dundee Directory), who lived in Dunvarlich, in Wormit.

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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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