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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

DUNDEE CHURCH MYSTERY

The picture above is a screen shot taken from a rare piece of footage below which was filmed in Dundee in December 1968.
The location of the church is a bit of a mystery. I haven't been able to identify it, but perhaps one of you may recognise it. Is it still on the go, has it since been demolished?
Another wee mystery is the camera doesn't move, it just stays with the same shot the whole time. You can detect a bit of slow movement in the clouds with some change in light going on. I suppose the cameraman was trying to achieve an atmospheric feel to it, but it just looks a bit eerie to me!
A third puzzling aspect to it is that it captured the church bells ringing, however, these don't sound like the kind of thing you'd normally hear on a Sunday in my opinion.
Anyway, see what you reckon...


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18 comments:

  1. Top of Forebank Road, Hulloown?

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  2. Or Hulltoon even!

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  3. Looks like the High Kirk (Kinghorne Road) to me.

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  4. http://i53.tinypic.com/43rxf.jpg

    Defo High Kirk

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  5. Yeah, High Kirk .

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  6. I'd say the High Kirk too

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  7. Without question the High Kirk!

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  8. Thats a spooky cut. Like something out of The Omen. Scary bedtime stories ....brrrr!

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  9. Not being a churchy person, all look the same to me, but having viewed a picture of High Kirk I would say you're bang on.
    Thanks for that info.
    Hope the special appearance by Andy Stewart withoot his troosers wasn't too terrifying a sight for you!!

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  10. its st enochs, demolished turn of last century. it was behind the deep sea, became burns and harris, now some financial company.its on photoplolis.

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    1. Definitely not St. Enoch's - it had twin spires.

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  11. Victoria street & corner of Crescent Lane, Dundee

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  12. I go for St Enochs too.

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  13. As someone who has recorded churches in Dundee I have a picture of St. David's High Kirk, Kinghorne Rd. The square tower with crocketed pinnacles is an exact match to this video image. However, the double windows only shows as a single light in video. Probably the light reflection at the angle taken. The image was taken from east looking northwest. Agree, bells are a dirge, probably for fab ending though.

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  14. its Victoria street I used to go roller skating there in the 70's

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  15. It is the High Kirk, you can get the same shot looking on google maps

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  16. Ha ha, good "Road and Miles to Dundee" joke!
    Curt.

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