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Mining with a Difference —

This didn’t involve going down a hole in the ground and sending up coal – diamonds or gold —

These guys were known as The Submarine Miners – a group of worthies who were formed in 1888 under a Cpt. Ferguson —

From their base here at Broughty Castle – there job was to lay mines across the mouth of the River Tay between Brought Ferry and Tayport in the event of a seaborne attack from those countries with malicious intent towards our shores —

It looks pretty benign around here today —

much as it must have done when the Submarine Miners were around —

But – with one of the busiest ports of that era at Dundee just a few miles upriver – there was no point taking chances —

Unlike most seaside towns in the UK and even the City of Dundee itself next door – which is trying hard to pull itself up by its bootstraps – Brought Ferry is booming as an interesting shopping destination and proved to be a pleasant spot to spend an hour or three before check-in time at our Dundee city-centre hotel today.

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Posted by on July 5, 2022 in out and about


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