|interpretive signage at Silver Queen Mica mine|
I was particularly struck by that then-and-now feeling as we strolled through the utterly lovely Stewart Park, catching glimpses of the Code Felt Mill (now home to a restaurant whose outdoor patio we enjoyed, and an interesting interior filled with shops we wisely avoided).
The mill was built in five stages, beginning in 1842. , I'm guessing it was once a good deal noisier, and dirtier and more dangerous that it looks today, reflected in the waters of the Tay River.
The open area which forms part of the park was once a drying field for the felt produced in the factory.
|Kininvie - industrialist T.A.Code's 1906 home|
|the wing at left dates to 1842|
There is a grand statue to Big Ben, that legendary world-champion show jumper and his rider Ian Millar in the park.