Crichton Street, Dundee

Crichton Street, Dundee - Ref: WC0128

This photograph shows the south end of Dundee's Crichton Street where it meets Greenmarket and beyond into Whitehall Crescent. The Working Men's Coffee and Dining Rooms at No. 29 Crichton Street (its southern limit) was run by James Miller.

Watson & Co., the ironmongers were at No. 25. Mrs James McLean was china merchant at No. 3 Greenmarket (presumably the building with the round tower, which was the Old Custom House), and Mrs Thomas Lyall was the fruiterer and fish merchant at No. 7.

The Royal Long Range Shooting Saloon is something of a mystery. There is no mention of it in the Dundee Directory for 1901-02 or any other year, and Dundee Central Library's Lamb Collection unusually has no information at all.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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