Books

Dundee Civic Trust has published a series of books invaluable to those interested in the local history of Dundee.

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Counter-Revolutionaries:
The History of Shopping in Dundee
What’s in a Name?
A Street History of Broughty Ferry
The Big Picture
Cinemas of Dundee
by Jack Searle and Craig Muir (2017)
ISBN 978-0-9548579-5-0
by Callum Webster and Craig Muir (2014)
ISBN 978-0-9548579-2-9
by Jack Searle and Craig Muir (2012)
ISBN 978-0-9548579-1-2
This is the history of shopping in Dundee from 1000 AD to the present time, set against a description of developments in retailing taking place elsewhere. It includes an account of the growth of the major locally owned department stores that dominated the centre of Dundee from the second half of the 19th century to the 1960s.There is also a section dealing with the city in the mid-1950s, a time when Dundee was in its prime as a shopping centre.
‘What’s in a Name?’ tells the story of Broughty Ferry’s growth from fishing village to seaside resort to fashionable suburb. By exploring the meaning behind local street names, it pieces together a fascinating picture of the town’s history. The book contains details of every residential street name in Broughty Ferry.
This book is a definitive history of the cinemas of Dundee in a city which once had the largest number of picture houses per head of population in the UK. With copious illustrations and reminiscences by Dundonian cinema patrons, it is a must for enthusiasts of the silver screen.
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