The rise of Broughty Ferry from a small fishing hamlet to a modern, fashionable and well-appointed town began in the first half of the nineteenth century, and was due originally to visitors and holidaymakers, who came during the summer season for the healthy benefits of sea bathing.
With the opening of the Dundee and Arbroath Railway in 1838 the development of Broughty Ferry became very rapid and many people with businesses in Dundee found it far more healthier and desirable to live in Broughty Ferry than in Dundee with its many factory chimneys belching smoke. Although Broughty Ferry had no industries of outstanding importance, except for the fishing boats, the village had by the year 1863 become so populous (3500), that the community considered that the time had come to form it into an independent burgh under the ” General Police and Improvement (Scotland) Act, 1862.”
My favourite area for me is the picturesque Barnhill Rock Garden which is open to the public for free and is a tranquil environment with plenty of wildlife. It is a perfect environment for taking your camera out with you on your visit, hitting that Macro setting for a few hours and coming home knowing you have captured something special.
Broughty Ferry Blank Cards
These 4 design Blank cards are available from me next week 6th August for a limited time period. £2.30 + P&P.
Approximately: 5×5 Black White Card with square gloss photo image & Envelope.