“In your column the other day was a photograph showing what was thought to be the Queen Mother at Lord Roberts Workshop,” emails Ken Kennedy.
“Looking at the photograph, it certainly looks like the inside of the workshop and it is of particular interest as my father-in-law Robert (Bob) McArthur was manager there for many years.
“Lord Roberts Workshop, at the junction of Scott Street and Glenagnes Road, was visited by the Queen Mother every year for many years and she came to know all the workers and would ask about their families and enquire after their health at every visit. She had a remarkable memory and the caring she showed made her very popular with the men.
“I have sent one of many photographs which I have of her visits. This is from the later 1970s (I’m not sure exactly what year as it is not specifically dated) and shows my father-in-law, on the Queen Mother’s right hand side, with other workers and officials.”
The Queen Mother was always a popluar visitor to Dundee. See more on the left about her interest in Lord Roberts Workshop.