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Early Development of Newport (and its links to Dundee)

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Glasite Hall

St Andrews Church

King Street

Dundee

DD1 2JB

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Early Development of Newport (and its links to Dundee)

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This talk, given by Mairi Shiels, covers the early days of Newport’s development, starting in the 17th century when the Dundee Guildry helped develop the area around Newport pier. Moving on to the 19th century we find Newport’s growth even more dependent on its links with Dundee, first of all with the development of the modern steam ferry service and the much-loved ‘Fifies’, and later in the century with the building of the Tay Rail bridge and the connecting Newport railway. By the start of the 20th century, the Victorian builders had transformed this small settlement into the thriving village easily recognisable today, with its fine terraces of stone houses, numerous churches and shops, the beautiful Blyth Hall, a fine new school, two railway stations and a magnificent ferry terminal.

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St Andrews Church

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Dundee

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