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Union Bridge c. 1863
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Union Bridge c. 1863

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Union Bridge c. 1863
Union Bridge c. 1863 before the construction of Bridge Street in 1865/7, looking north.

Silver City Vault user Ed Fowler has provided the following further information on the image:

The pantiled cottages in the left foreground were occupied by handloom weavers who in the early 19th century worked for the cotton factory of Gordon Barron and Company. This was sited until 1830 on the corner of Belmont Street and Schoolhill.

The site of the factory was subsequently used for the construction of Archibald Simpson's three Free Churches, which nestled under the prominent red brick spire. Bricks for the spire were salvaged from the Dee Village demolition.

To the right of the image is the Denburn entrance to the Trinity Hall. This memorial doorway to Dr William Guild was salvaged from the gateway to the first 'Tarnty Ha'. Sadly it was later lost during demolition work for the Trinity Shopping Centre.
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