Greenmarket, Dundee

Greenmarket, Dundee - Ref: WC1077

This photograph from the Alexander Wilson collection shows the north-western section of an area to the south of Dundee's High Street known as the Greenmarket. Crichton Street runs to the High Street at the lefthand side.

James Maclean's china shop was at No. 3 Greenmarket, the Old Customs House (most likely dating from the early 18th century). His advertisement in the 1898/99 Dundee Directory uses the title 'Drummond Castle', but this is most likely a fiction.

McBurney strangely does not appear on the 'odd' side of the street in any Dundee Directory. No specific 'timetable' for the markets has yet been found. It appears that this photograph was taken on a horticulture day - the 20th May 1898 was a Friday.

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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