Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Lochee Dundee

Tour Scotland wee travel video Blog of old photographs of Lochee an area of Dundee, Scotland. Until the 19th century, it was a separate town which developed in the 18th century with handloom weaving and in the 19th century as a centre of textile industries, such as spinning, bleaching, dyeing and linen manufacture. By the 20th century, the area had been surrounded by the growing city of Dundee. The name Lochee' means " eye of the loch ", referring to the town's location on the banks of Loch Balgay which was drained in the 16th century for farmland. Many immigrants were attracted to the area by the prospect of employment in the city's jute mills. By 1855, there were 14,000 Irish immigrants in Dundee, most of whom stayed in Lochee, or 'Little Tipperary' as it would come to be known. In 1904, the Lochee Harp football club was formed by Lochee Irishmen as a means of recreation for the poor immigrants; the club still plays to this day. Lochee is still regarded as Dundee's Irish '" quarter. " William Lindsay Cable was born in Lochee on 31 March 1900, the son of Thomas and Mary Cable, his father was a cabinet maker and undertaker. During a childhood illness he discovered a talent for painting and drawing. He worked for the Dundee Advertiser before moving to London, England, where he opened his own studio. He later moved to Dorset when he married Minnie Hamden in 1938. During the Second World War he moved back to Scotland and illustrated books for the Ministry of Information and spent two years at Dundee College of Art due to the shortage of teachers during the war. He illustrated Enid Blyton's books in 1940 and 1942, and worked for the Ministry of Information. He also worked for a number of years for Punch magazine. Cable died suddenly at his home in Dundee on 12 April 1949, aged 49.

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