Nethergate, Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0416

The north-west section of Dundee's Nethergate is seen in this photograph, looking eastwards, with the top of the Old Steeple visible just to the right of centre, and Long Wynd at the left hand side.

The shop in the foreground is W. P. Laird & Sinclair, with MacDonald and Muir, cabinetmakers, upholsterers, removal contractors, funeral undertakers and house-agents at Nos. 69-71. Fraser's Embroidery Establishment belonged to 'Misses Fraser.'

Described in the Dundee Directory as 'designers and embroiderers', they lived nearby at No. 30 South Tay Street. Pullar & Sons, whose dye works were in Perth, were at No. 47 Nethergate.

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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