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A Glimpse of The Camperdown Works (1912)
Shots of the workers of a jute mill in Dundee.
Camperdown Works Video Clip

Dundee (1939)

A look at the industries of the Dundee area.
Dundee - The Jute City Video Clip
Jute, Jam and Journalism Video Clip

Odyssey (1994)

Reminiscences about Dundee and its jute industry.
Dundee Means Test audio clip
Dundee Politics audio clip
Hilltoon Poverty audio clip
History of Jute audio clip
Kettlebilers audio clip
Weavers and Spinners audio clip
Weavers Work audio clip

Scotland on Film (2002)

Interviewees from the TV programme share memories of Scotland.

George Russell - Jute Video Clip
Lily Thomson - Jute Mills Video Clip
Life on the estate
Fishing and Farming
Jute Mills
Steel and Iron
The Factories
The Mines

Jean Hunter of Bankfoot. Dundee jute mills 1940s/1950s. My mother spent her entire working life in the jute mills, from starting as a teenager to the day she retired. She was a weaver and we were always made aware that there was a definite hierarchy at the mill and that weavers were much higher up this pecking order than spinners. As if to emphasise this my mother would leave the house every morning wearing her hat & gloves, no matter what the weather, so that everyone would know she was a weaver!

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