Old Photographs Of Montrose Angus Scotland





Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Montrose, Scottish Gaelic: Monadh Rois, a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in Angus. It is situated 38 miles North of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers. It is the northernmost coastal town in Angus and developed at a natural harbour that traded in skins, hides and cured salmon in medieval times. It is known that golf has been played on the links of Montrose for more than four hundred and fifty years making it one of the very earliest and important venues in the history of the Royal and Ancient game. It was not until 1810, however, that the golfers of Montrose formed themselves into a club. Panmure Barracks was built in Montrose in 1779 and was originally an asylum. It became a Barracks for the Angus and Mearns Militia in the midle of the 19th century. It was demolished between the World War I and World War 2. and the area has subsequently been built over. A cannon was found on the site in 1992, built into a World War I gun emplacement. Montrose New Bridge was completed to the design of Sir E wen Williams in 1930, replacing an earlier suspension bridge. Sir Evan Owen Williams, born 20 March 1890, died 23 May 1969, was a British engineer and architect. Williams born at 16 Caroline Terrace in Tottenham, London, England, on 20 March 1890. He was the son of Evan Owen Williams, a Welsh-born grocer and Mary Roberts. Originally both farmers, they both moved to London some years before Owen was born. Williams had two sisters and two brothers. Mary Kate, died young, but the second born, Elizabeth Maud, became an author. Owen had an older brother, Robert Osian, who was a successful banker and came out of retirement to manage the finances of his brother’s engineering practice which was launched in 1940. The final chapter of the ill fated 1715 Jacobite rebellion was played out in Montrose. Towards the end of the uprising, which had lasted nearly six months, from September 1715 to February 1716, James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender; formerly James, Prince of Wales, arrived in Montrose, where he spent his last night in Scotland, on 4 February 1716. He sailed from Montrose to exile in France. The town was held for his son, Charles Edward Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie; the Young Pretender, 30 years later and in February 1746 the largest naval battle of the war was fought in Montrose Harbour. Before World War I the Royal Flying Corps established a base at Montrose, later RAF Montrose,. On 26 February 1913, it became the first operational military aerodrome to be established in the United Kingdom. During World War II Montrose became a hub for a constant stream of international pilots from all over the Commonwealth, Poland, Czechoslovakia, America, Russia, France and other allied nations. As well as a training base Montrose was also an operational airfield for Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire squadrons, which flew sorties over Norway and were a part of the air defences for Edinburgh. Scurdie Ness Lighthouse is located on the headland and has also been referred to as Montroseness Lighthouse.



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Old Photographs Of Montrose Angus Scotland

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