Dundee - The Way It Was 1
Scenes from the 1960s
A steam hauled train has just started across the Tay Bridge from Wormit as seen from the Law on a typical winter's day - PHOTO Ronald MacLean
Magdelen Green from the Perth Road at sunset of a winter's afternoon - PHOTO Ronald MacLean
A V2 2-6-2 ex-LNER locomotive heads a goods train off the Tay Bridge through the closed to passengers Magdelen Green station - PHOTO Ronald MacLean

The Overgate (Overgait) in the early 1960s (left) and familiar backies and pletties with washing streaming out on pullies attached to the greenie pole (right) -  PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
The Overgate at Long Wynd with Ford Consul Mk2 KTS 570.  At that time Dundee had two dedicated registration letters TS and YJ.  When it was decided that all Scottish registration plates must contain the letter "S", YJ was reallocated to London - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean

Overgate clearance looking towards Lindsey StreetPHOTOs Ronald MacLean

Earl Grey Dock with ships of the Royal Naval Reserve.  The old swimming baths are on the left of the photograph astern of the wooden walled frigate HMS UNICORN and the Coastal Minesweeper in the centre of the picture would have been named HMS MONTROSE while attached to the RNR. It would seem to be M1175 HMS WISTON and was unusual at that time in having an enclosed bridge.  The ship inboard was not sea-going - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
The ABERCRAIG heading towards Dundee (left).  A jute boat discharges alongside King George V Wharf (right) - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
Despite the snow, sand continues to be loaded from the sand boat on to a Commer truck in Shore Terrace.  The spire of the West Station is visible at the end of the street - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
Near white-out conditions with the Royal Arch dominating the scene in front of the bus stance in Shore Terrace in the days before the city centre became one giant bus stance - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
Blizard conditions.  At the Docks (left) with the snow clinging to a typical Dundee Corporation gas lamp. The City Churches (right) with ex London Transport RT bus heading west, probably on route 37 to Sinderins - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
A winter's night in Dundee's West End - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
Maryfield Hospital with Stobswell Boys' School and Court Street visible in the background - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean
Den of Mains in the snow with Mains Castle in the background - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean

Dundee University complex and the then College of Education - PHOTOs Ronald MacLean

Tayside Today

Dundee in the 70s and 80s