Dundee in old picture postcards volume 1

Dundee in old picture postcards volume 1

:   Norman Watson
:   Dundee
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-6404-7
:   144
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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39 This early photograph, which captures the granting of the Freedom of the City to Lord Roberts in 1893, is memorable for its variety of hats! They range from the General's hat on the left, as worn by Lord Roberts. to the Lord Lieutenant's fine plumes next to him and the senior police officer's domed helmet opposite. In the background is an assortment of top hars, bowlers and bearskins - even a srnall lad in a sailor's cap.

40 'Dundee is not up to rnuch,' said the sender of this card in 1909.Thankfullythe postcard is; a stunning view across the Tay Bridge to Dundee. Wormit station in the foreground closed in 1969 but there has been a determined carnpaign in recent years to re-cstablish a rail halt there.



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41 A submarine base was constructed in Dundee in 1909 and, that year, twelve submarines, one gunbaat, one parent ship, the Vulcan, and 600 naval personnel arrived in the city. The submariner tradition continued into the Second World War when Brrtaln's biggest flotilla was based in Dundee, though its presence was shrouded in secrecy. By 1945 a multinational fleet of twenty vessels was tied up at King George Wharf.

42 The Mars Training Ship arrived on the Tay in 1869. Same 6,500 boys were 'sent tae the Mars' over the next sixty years. A baak by Linda McGill in 1996 exploded same of the myths surrounding the ship, however. It was not a place for bad boys. And it was not home to Dundee boys. Of ten there were more boys aboard from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The ship itself was built as an 8I-gun, fourdeck man-af-war at Chatham in the 1840s.

43 Dundee's suffragettes played a remarkable role in the struggle to win votes for wamen. Militancy gathered pace in the years up to 1914. Windows in Dundee were smashed. Farington hall was burned down. There was an attempt to blow up Dudhope Castle. And, if collectors wonder why there might be a dearth of local postcards from 1913, it is possibly because radical suffragettes attacked postboxes throughout the city with fire, glue and corrosive chemicaIs!

44 'Dear Aunt. We have arrived in Dundee and this is our new address,' So says the sender of this fine 1911 Valentine's card showing Park Avenue. And, sure enough, the new address is duly marked with a thick black cross. Note the woman cleaning a window high on the left foreground.



45 The Courier Buildings are seen here f1ying f1ags and bunting to commemorate the Coronation of King George V in 1911. [ust visible is the Lion Rampant f1ag on the building's main pole. The Lion Rampant has continued to be flown by the Dundee publishers to this day.



46 Seen on the right here is the formerWard Raad Railway Station, prior to its demolition to make way for the new Post Office. The station was the city terminus of the Dundee & Newtyle Railway, which began in 1831. The line wound its way up from Ward Raad up the side of the Law assisted by a stationary steam engine and ropes. From there it went through the Law tunnel and onward to the Sidlaws.

Constitution 1?0ad (oow the site of general Post Office), Dundee

47 The foundation stone of the Caird Hall was laid by King George Von 10th Iuly 1914. The ceremony was performed by ' electric conneetion' - the button pressed by the King being the famous Caird emerald, one of the world's biggest, which is now in the chain of office of the Lord Provost of Dundee. This commemorative card marks the opening of the hall and City Square in November 1933.

The Caird Hall (J City Square, Du DEE. -

Openinq Ceremony PerFonnCld by 11.R11.PR!NCE GEÓRGE, )o{oveJ!1ber 30':' 1933·

48 This fine view of the Murraygate, looking east towards the old Wellgate, harnesses the magical period when carts passed over transport's reins to trams which, in turn, gave way to motor vehicles, Prominent on the right is Duncan's shoe shop. The patrolling policeman, left, appears to be casting a suspicious glance at an abandoned crate.

Murraygate. Dundee

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