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Re: Weavers/Millworkers in Dundee (or Forfar?)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 18 April 17 06:06 BST (UK) »
I would say that finding out a date from the clothing would be a step forward.

From that you could establish where your family were at that time & what factories were around at that time?

Without a rough date it's a needle in a haystack.

A date would help you to decide which likely family members were old enough to be working, how old the people in the photo might be to help with a rough year of birth etc.

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Re: Weavers/Millworkers in Dundee (or Forfar?)
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 20 April 17 13:02 BST (UK) »
Looking at the length of the ladies skirts and their hairstyles my guess would be late 1920's to 1930's.

My own paternal family all worked in the Dundee Jute Mills from the mid 1800's onwards.

At one time there were lots of mills in Dundee now all sadly gone. Except for Verdant Works which is now a museum.

Marjorie what street address do you have? It may help identify the mill.

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Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down

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Re: Weavers/Millworkers in Dundee (or Forfar?)
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 20 April 17 14:51 BST (UK) »
They were at 45 Cotton Road in Dundee, Scotland
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Re: Weavers/Millworkers in Dundee (or Forfar?)
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 20 April 17 19:57 BST (UK) »
My Great Grandparents and their family were living at 35 Cotton Road in the 1911 Census. The lady who is my Avator is my Great Grandmother.

There were many Jute Mills in Dundee including - Eagle Mills in Victoria Street, Tay Spinners in Arbroath Road, Cox's, Baxters and Wm Halley & Sons. Not sure of the addresses at the moment. I know with my family they all tended to work near to home.

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P.S. Wm Halley & Sons were near Alexander Street. Eagle Mills, Tay Spinners and Wm. Halley were all a short distance from Cotton Road.
Small, Dundee
Dickson, Dundee
Patrick, Scotland
Easson, Scotland
Small, Co. Antrim
Madden, Co. Westmeath
Dickson, Co. Down