Friday, 19 May 2017
Old Photograph Cafe Balmuir Scotland
Old photographs of the cafe in Balmuir on the outskirts of the city of Dundee, Tayside, Scotland. Balmuir is located to the north of the Dighty Water 1½ miles East South East of Bridgefoot. By the 19th century, there were several mills on the Dighty processing textiles and grinding flour.
Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of streets and people in the city of Dundee, Tayside, Scotland. The rise of the textile industries in Dundee brought with it an expansion of supporting industries, notably of the whaling, maritime and shipbuilding industries and extensive development of the waterfront area started in 1815 to cope with increased demand for port capacity. At its height, 200 ships per year were built there, including Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic research vessel, the RRS Discovery. While the city's economy was dominated by the jute industry, it also became known for smaller industries. Most notable among these were James Keiller's and Sons, established in 1795, which pioneered commercial marmalade production, and the publishing firm DC Thomson, which was founded in the city in 1905. Dundee was said to be built on the three Js': Jute, Jam and Journalism. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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