Old Photograph Royal British Hotel Dundee Scotland
Old photograph of vintage cars outside the Royal British Hotel on Castle Street in the city of Dundee, Tayside, Scotland. Castle Street was opened from 1785, the second street to be formed from High Street and Nethergate to the Harbour. The Royal British Hotel became the Chalmers Hall of Residence of the University of Dundee, named after James Chalmers, born 1782, died 1853, inventor of the adhesive postage stamp and whose shop was situated at the adjoining 10 Castle Street.
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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