Ward Road Gym Image Gallery


Ward Road, Dundee (south side) - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Ward Road, Dundee - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Gymnasium, Ward Road, Dundee - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Gymnasium, Ward Road, Dundee - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Gymnasium, Ward Road, Dundee - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Gymnasium, Ward Road, Dundee - Photograph courtesy of Dundee Central Library Photopolis


Ward Road Exterior 2006


Ward Road Exterior 2006


Extract taken from 1891 Dundee Year Book - FULL ARTICLE (PDF)


Extract taken from 1891 Dundee Year Book - FULL ARTICLE (PDF)


A photograph of the gym taken in the 1970s


The pediment (facade) above the doorway depicts the reclining figure of mythical "Mother Dundee". The two principal reclining males, left with dumbbell and right with indian clubs are in Victorian clothes and illustrate the importance of gymnastics in Dundee during during the late 19th Century. The pot of madonna lilies in the foreground is the shield of Dundee.