Old Photograph Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association Broughty Ferry Scotland
Old photograph of members of Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association at Broughty Ferry near Dundee, Scotland. Founded in 1884 in the Broughty Ferry area of Dundee, Scotland. Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association, known colloquially as ‘The Phibbies’, are a voluntary organisation with over 100 members and hold Scottish Charity Status.
Tour Scotland video shot morning of Friday, January 1st, 2016, of the New Years Day Dook at Broughty Ferry Harbour near Dundee, Scotland. This New Years Day dip is a tradition of the only open water club in Scotland. The New Year's Day Dook is a tradition handed down by the fisher folk of Broughty Ferry some of whom bathed in the waters of the Tay of a morning except on the Sabbath. This tradition dates back to 1891 as recorded in the first official minutes of the Club. The 1st of January was special, as it heralded in Neer' Day i.e. the first day of the New Year, when the community congregated to celebrate together. Ye Amphibious Ancient Bathing Association.
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