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26/12/2007 Mills were everywhere and your relatives may have worked in Blaikies, Verdant Works, The Coffin Mill, Halleys, or the huge Cox Brothers Mill at Lochee which is Dundee's Irish quarter. Better info would come from The City Archivist, Dundee or by e-mailing the Verdant Works which is the Jute Mill museum. Hope this is of some
Dundee Jute Barons and the British East India Company began to set up jute mills in Bengal and by 1895 jute industries in Bengal overtook the Scottish jute trade. Many Scots emigrated to Bengal to set up jute factories. More than a billion jute sandbags were exported from Bengal to the trenches during World War I and even more during
JUTE YARN and TWINE - Most of the single strand jute yarn produced is consumed by the mills themselves in fabric and twine manufacture. Jute twine in varying weights and thickness is, used extensively both in India and abroad for sewing, tying, and for a variety of industrial applications such as packing pipe joints, cable binding, etc.