Old Photograph Christmas Gift To Wounded Soldiers Dundee Scotland

Old photograph of a Christmas Gift to wounded World War One soldiers in a hospital in Dundee, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Weavers Dundee Scotland

Old photograph of weavers in a Jute Works in Dundee, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Liniclett Benbecula Scotland

Old photograph of a crofter, horse and cart and thatched cottages in Liniclett on Benbecula, Scotland. Benbecula is an island of the Outer Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Scotland. In the early 15th century Hugh MacDonald, third son of Alexander, Earl of Ross was the proprietor of " lands in Uist, Benbecula and Garmoran " although his tenure was opposed by Clanranald of Garmoran. By 1491 Clanranald were in possession of " nearly the whole of Uist and Benbecula. "

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Old Photograph Pearce Institute Govan Scotland

Old photograph of the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. The Pearce Institute, a building which contained a public hall, library and other rooms, was given to Govan by the widow of Sir William Pearce, 1st Baronet, born 8 January 1833, died 18 December 1888. He was a British shipbuilder, under whose management the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in Govan on the River Clyde became the leading shipbuilding company in the world. He was later a Conservative Party politician. He was born near Chatham in Kent, England, where he trained as a shipwright and naval architect at the Chatham Dockyard. He died suddenly at the age of 55 in his home on Piccadilly in London. He was survived by his wife Dinah Elizabeth Socoter, who was originally from Gravesend in Kent. Their only child was William George Pearce, who succeeded to the baronetcy.

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Old Photograph Bridge Of Carron Scotland

Old photograph of the Bridge Of Carron over the River Spey in Moray, Scotland. This Scottish cast iron bridge used to carry the Boat of Garten to Craigellachie Spey Valley railway across the River Spey, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Knockando in Moray, and Aberlour, in Banff. It now carries road traffic. The bridge was built by MacKinnon and Company of Aberdeen in 1863 as one of three major river crossings on the Craigellachie, Nethy Bridge section of the Speyside Railway line of the Great North of Scotland Railway.

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Old Photograph Harbour Reay Scotland

Old photograph of the harbour in Reay by Sandside Bay, Caithness, Scotland. In 1437, the MacKays defeated the men of Caithness at Sandside Bay in the battle known as the Sandside Chase, turning there on the pursuers that had chased them away from an attempted raid. The area around the village has been occupied for millennia. Within the modern village are the remains of a stone circle, several Viking houses and burials.

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Old Photograph Public Library Wick Scotland

Old photograph of the public library in Wick, Scotland. The library at Wick was located close to the home of Andrew Carnegie at Skibo Castle in the far north of mainland Scotland. It was designed in the Scottish vernacular style by Edinburgh architect, Thomas Leadbetter. Carnegie had indicated in October 1891 that he was " willing to deal handsomely with the Buiding Committee with regard to the library "; he subsequently agreed in June 1892 to meet part of the construction costs and the foundation stone was laid on 27th March 1897.

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Old Photograph Parish Church Lasswade Scotland

Old photograph of the Parish Church in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. The old parish church was built in the 13th century, though little of it today survives. It was abandoned in 1793 and much of its ruins collapsed in 1866. The 17th century Scottish poet, William Drummond of Hawthornden was buried within its grounds. The current Lasswade Parish Church building was originally built for the former United Presbyterian Church, later United Free Church, which became part of the Church of Scotland in 1929,

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