People at Work

Photographs depicting people at work

City Churches, Dundee

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City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1374

From the apparently rural aspect of this photograph it is almost hard to believe the City Churches are in the centre of Dundee. The origins of a church on this site in the city date back to the 12th century. The present churches, however, are of more recent construction.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, North Side, Dundee - Ref: WC1284

This photograph shows The Royal Arch, a monument erected in 1848 to celebrate a visit by the Queen four years previously, the first by a monarch since the 17th century. Designed by Rochhead of Glasgow, it cost £2270.

Described as a 'splendid triumphal arch, 80 feet across' and 'in the Norman style', the structure was demolished in early 1964 to make way for the approach roads to the Tay Road Bridge. It finally fell on 16th March - when it was dynamited.

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Royal Bank, High Street, Dundee

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Royal Bank, High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1290


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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Caw's Restaurant, Dundee

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Caw's Restaurant, 26 Panmure Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1137

The name of "Caws" survives today in the same location although it now Caw's Public Bar and has been re-numbered 25 Panmure Street. The different double window with door in the middle is how it appears today.

Panmure Street was opened in 1893 and named after William Ramsay Maule, first Baron of Panmure. Today it is a busy city centre street.

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Old Custom House, Dundee

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Old Custom House, Dundee - Ref: WC1192


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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Old Custom House, Dundee

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Old Custom House, Dundee - Ref: WC1195


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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D. M. Brown, Dundee

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D. M. Brown, High Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1128

D.M.Brown's departmenty store was a landmark for many generations of Dundee's citizens. David Millar Brown the son of a Lochee coal merchant served his apprenticeship as a draper with various Lochee and Dundee shops.

D.M.Brown set us his own business at the age of 24 employing 3 people. The business was so successful that by 1938 D.M.Brown employed 400 people.

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee

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Greenmarket and Crichton Street, Dundee - Ref: WC1082

This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shows the north-east corner of an open space in Dundee called The Greenmarket, with Crichton Street leading northwards to the High Street at the lefthand side and Castle Lane at the right.

James F. Croal, the grocer, is listed in the Dundee Directory as No. 24 Crichton Street and No. 2 Greenmarket, with Forbes Watson's The Criterion at Nos. 6 and 6a. D. Lowden's spirit stores were No. 8.

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Greenmarket and Shore Terrace, Dundee

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Greenmarket and Shore Terrace, Dundee - Ref: WC1083

The Crown Hotel, which stands on the corner of the latter, was run by Mrs E. Steel for two decades. The tobacconist and stationer next door was Mrs John Thomson (one of two such women listed in the Dundee Directory with that 'profession'.)

The hairdresser on Greenmarket was James Currie (at No. 30). He lived at No. 183 Overgate. To the left, the distinctive sloping circular roof of the Old Customs House can just be made out.

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Greenmarket, Dundee

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Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1085

This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shwos Dundee's Greenmarket, viewed here from the south, with Crichton Street leading to the High Street at the lefthand side.

Behind the rear wheel of the cart is James F. Croal's grocery. Behind the horse is D. Lowden's public house. In between (unseen) was Forbes Watson's Criterion restaurant.

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