Nethergate, Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0422

The north-western section of Dundee's Nethergate is shown in this photograph, taken from a site just to the west of the south end of Lindsay Street.

No. 29 Nethergate was The Army Recruiting Office, the officer in charge in 1911 listed as Major I. Young. Three colour-sergeants are listed as residing at No. 31, Alexander McSwain, David Niven and J. M. Anderson. No. 27 was Isabelle Dunn's game shop.

The Women's Social and Political Union, whose organiser is listed in the Dundee Directory as Miss McLean, was based at No. 61 Nethergate. No information about their activities has so far come to light. They may have been part of Dundee Social Union.

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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