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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Links

Newport on Tay: a special place Newport History Group's website - absolutely packed with information, photos, etc, etc, etc. Very highly recommended.
Old Newport on Tay The Old Newport on Tay Facebook page. Lots of photos, reminiscences, information, memories.
Ian Lindsay's @postcard13 Twitter feedIan has a postcard archive for Newport on Tay and North Fife. Well worth exploring.
The Newport-on-Tay Traders AssociationThe site has a history of the town and an interesting historical walk.
Balmerino and Wormit Parish Church This page tells the history of Wormit Church.
The Newport Club The club was founded in 1871 by Albert Grothe, the Resident Engineer to the Tay Bridge. Unfortunately, the Club history has been removed from the site.
St Mary's Scottish Episcopal Church This page tells the history of St Mary's Church.
Places of Worship in Scotland Historical information on all the churches in Forgan parish (except St Fillan's - Free Church, later Church of Scotland - which it omits entirely)
Forgan GENUKI page The site for local genealogy, family and local history sources.
Scotlands Places: Forgan page
  • Catalogue entries for maps and plans held by the National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh; some maps and plans can be viewed.
  • Photos and details of historical buildings and archaeological sites recorded by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Edinburgh. See also PastMap on the Maps page which locates them.
  • 17th and 18th century tax rolls
  • Ordnance Survey [place] Name Books.
  • An opportunity to transcribe thousands of historic documents.
Sons of the MarsNow only available via the WayBackMachine, this was a comprehensive website about the Training Ship 'Mars', moored off Woodhaven 1869 - 1929. Most of the pages on the site will still work in this archived version, albeit slowly.
Golf's Missing Links
The Friends of Dundee City ArchivesMany Newport residents came from, or worked in, Dundee and they crop up throughout the records which have been transcribed on this site. Look especially in the Graveyards and Education sections.
Tay Ferry Paddle SteamersA page giving details of the paddle vessels on the Tay Ferry, from the paddlesteamers.info website.
Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980The site can be searched by architect's name or by a building's location.
British Newspaper Archive Fife and Dundee historical newspapers (a subscription site). Dundee papers can be found under 'Angus'
twentytwoflassroad.co.ukOur home website - with some additional photos of Newport

 

Some links for the Tay Bridges (all 3 of them):

Dundee Local History's Tay Bridge Disaster pagesLinks to photograph galleries still work, but much of the rest of the site is no longer available.
Tom Martin's Tay Bridge Disaster web pagesThe site examines the theories behind the bridge collapse.
Tay Road Bridge The site has a History section, with photos

 

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