Historical Dundee

The Wishart Arch

The Wishart Arch is the name given in more recent times to a remnant of the 16th Century city walls of Dundee around a gateway, the East Port or Cowgate. Situated in a street, still known as the Cowgate, Most likely built when Dundee was fortified around 1590, its survival is due to its probably mythical connection with the Protestant reformer George Wishart (1513-46), whose is said to have preached from the structure in 1544. 

Camperdown Works.Cox`s Stack

 

Those days have long gone now and what is left are abandoned Mills and Factories some derelict ready for demolition. Others are Listed Buildings which have been restored such as The Cox`s Stack and Camperdown Works at Lochee and the Baxter Brothers. Tay Works, The Old Mill, Verdant Works and William Halley & Sons Ltd.

Eastern Necropolis Cemetery

I can capture in photography these memories of the 18th and 19th Century Dundee before it all disappears. Dundee was once a thriving industrial and trading port manufacturing Jute,Flax and Linen employing 50,000 weavers between the 1700`s & 1900`s. The Eastern Necropolis, now more commonly called Eastern Cemetery, was opened in 1863. The main entrance gateway, which was designed by Dundee architects W Scott and D McKenzie.

Dundee Railway Bridge Disaster 28th December 1879 Dundee Railway Bridge

Dundee Railway Bridge Disaster

On the day of Sunday 28th December 1879 the "Burnt Island Train" 

"North British Railway Line" was travelling across the Bridge to Dundee. 

While crossing the bridge at 7.15pm during a raging storm the bridge 

collapse with the loss of all passengers and crew