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You've all heard the saying and of course it's quite true. So with that in mind I'll be posting the occasional photo on this page gleaned from various local sources. I hope you'll find them of interest. Look carefully - perhaps your ancestors are among them!

 

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Ploughing using cattle
or horse was common
before the tractor
superseded them (1)


Ploughing by tractor.
Notice the young lad,
long before the days of
H and S regulations! (1)



A typical NE harbour
scene of 19th and early
20th century (1)


Possibly Aberdeen harbour
but the scene is typical
of many NE harbours about
the end of 19th century (1)


Open air dancing
around the end of
the 19th century (1)


Skene Church and some
of the congregation.
Taken about the end
of 19th century (1)

Aberdeen had some very
poor housing even by
early 20th century
standards (1)

One answer to the shortage
of housing in Aberdeen
after WWII was the 'pre-fab'.
Loved by many these could
still be found in the 1960's (1)

View looking down
Marischal Street,
Aberdeen (2)

Wallace Tower in
Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen.
Long since demolished
and rebuilt in Seaton Park (2)

Looking down King Street
from the junction of Castle
Street and Union Street,
Aberdeen (2)

Playing draughts in Union
Terrace Gardens. Officially
opened by Lord Provost Watt
on 2 May 1936 (2)

Unknown Stonehaven
fishermen of the
1900's (3)

Unknown Stonehaven
fisherman of the 1900's (4)
  
Berryden area of
Aberdeen in 1950's (5)
 
Aberdeen's Historic Green
in 1959 (6)

 

Union Street, Aberdeen
Looking east early
20th century (7)

Aberdeen Beach
early 20th century (7)

Banchory in the
year 1855 (8)

Martha Grant, the
Banchory-Srachan carrier
of 80 or 90 years ago (8)

Bomb damage to
Middlefield School,
Aberdeen sustained on
21 Apr 1943 (9)

Workers clearing debris 
on Stafford Street, Aberdeen,
after a bombing raid
on 21 Apr 1943 (10)

Low Town, Collieston
(11)

Cross of the Mearns,
Fettercairn (12)

Aberdeen Corporation
bus with driver William
Findlay on left (13)

Inverurie war memorial
circa 1927, the young girl
being the mother of
Carol McIntyre (13)

Aberlour High Street
looking east (14)

Four views of the
Aberlour district (15)

Aberdeen County Food
office staff, 1946

Stonehaven fishermen
attending nets, 1936 (17)

East end of Union Street,
1950's (18)

East end of Union Street, 1959 (19)

West end of Union Street,
circa 1900 (20)

Causewayend junction,
Aberdeen, 1958 (21)

Roslin Tennis Club members
1938 - photograph taken
in Westburn Park (22)

Unknown Stonehaven
fisherman gazing out to
sea circa 1900 (23)

Aberdeen's historic
Green in 1959 (24)

Junction of Aberdeen's
George Street &
Upperkirkgate in 1978 (25)

The Palace Hotel, corner
of Union Street and
Bridge Street (26)

Regent Quay near Mearns
Street June 1950 (27)

Aberdeen Bathing Station
circa 1900's (28)

Aberdeen Castlegate
in the 1930's (29)

George Street, Aberdeen
in 1965 (30)

Constitution Street,
Aberdeen in 1965 (31)

Six road roundabout
in 1960 (32)

Mannofield area in
1966 (33)

 

Aberdeen Fish Market
in 1928 (34)

Aberdeen Joint Railway
Station in 1912 (35)

Stonehaven in 1948 (36)

Stonehaven in 1954 (37)

Aberdeen Harbour
1900's (38)

Union St before the building
of the Town House in 1871 (39)

Aberdeen Beach
in the early 1920's (40)

Hanover Street School
in the early 1900's (41)

Union Street, Aberdeen,
1937 (42)

Aberdeen Green
1957 (43)

Stockethill area
of Aberdeen, 1960 (44)

Causewayend, Aberdeen,
1972 (45)

Union Terrace, Aberdeen,
1920's (46)

Castlegate, Aberdeen,
1962 (47)

Mitchell & Muil baker
van from the early
1930's (48)

Collie's delivery fleet
from the 1950's (49)

Demolition work on
Broad Street
in 1970 (50)

Redevelopment work on
Constitution Street
in 1979 (51)

Aberdeen Harbour
in the 1920's (52)

Gourdon Harbour
in the 1960's (53)

Kirton of Durris
in 1963 (54)

Auchenblae village
in 1962 (55)

Newburgh Lifeboat
setting out to stricken
coaster 1937 (56)

Bothy Lads from a
North-East farm circa
1900 (57)

Girl Guide Pack, who used to
meet at Gilcomston St Colms,
Summer Street, 1950's (58)

Aberdeen Beach 1937 (59)

Widening of Union St
Bridge, Aberdeen
in 1906 (60)

Cowdray Hall area,
Aberdeen,1954 (61)

The Rubber Shop,
originally called the
London Rubber Co (62)

Craiginches prison being
constructed in 1891
(closed 2014) (63)

Duncan Fraser, draper,
Schoolhill Aberdeen,
1962 (64)

Falconers store,
Union Street, Aberdeen,
1975 (65)

Union Terrace Gardens,
Aberdeen,1900's (66)

Playing draughts in
Union Terrace Gardens,
Aberdeen, 1961 (66)

Union Street, Aberdeen,
1942 (67)

Cairnbulg, near Fraserburgh,
before 1930 (68)

Aberdeen Royal
Infirmary, 1930's (69)

Nurses of Aberdeen
Royal Infirmary, 1936 (70)

Holburn Junction,
Aberdeen, 1947 (71)

Mount Street, Rosemount,
Aberdeen, 1972 (72)

Milltimber Farm,
Aberdeenshire, 1930's (73)

Union Bridge, Aberdeen,
1914 (74)

St Nicholas Street,
Aberdeen, 1963 (75)

Gallowgate, looking towards
Mounthooly, Aberdeen,
(demolished 1968) (76)

Aberdeen Harbour
1930's (77)

Aberdeen Harbour
1950's (78)

Bridge of Dee area,
Aberdeen, 1948 (79)

Northfield housing estate,
Aberdeen, 1949 (80)

Strawberry Bank, Hardgate,
Aberdeen, 1953 (81)

Rosemount Viaduct/Skene Street,
Aberdeen, 1960 (82)

Stockethill area,
Aberdeen, 1960 (83)

Broadstreet area,
Aberdeen, 1966 (84)

Broadstreet, Aberdeen,
1920's (85)

Denburn area,
Aberdeen, 1956 (86)

Old Torry, Aberdeen,
1962 (87)

John Lewis & Sons,
Shipyard, Aberdeen (88)

Wales Street, Aberdeen,
1920's (89)

Escapees near Kittybrewster
Mart, Aberdeen 1950's (90)

Top end of King Street,
Aberdeen, 1950's (91)

Bottom end of King Street,
Aberdeen, 1952 (92)

Victoria Bridge, towards
Torry, 1965 (93)

Victoria Road, Torry,
1969 (94)

Holburn Street,
Aberdeen, 1960 (95)

Aerial view of Torry,
Aberdeen, 1961 (96)

Dee Street, Aberdeen,
1957 (97)

Aberdeen Motors showroom,
Union Street, Aberdeen, 1959 (98)

Springfield Road,
Aberdeen, 1940's (99)

Springfield Road,
Aberdeen, 1960 (100)

Commerce Street,
Aberdeen, 1959 (101)

West North Street,
Aberdeen, 1965 (102)

Auchinyell Bridge,
Aberdeen, 1954 (103)

Well of Spa bar on Spa
Street, Aberdeen, 1970 (104)

 

Trawler Loch Lomond
aground at Aberdeen
Harbour, 1952 (105)

Persley Station, Aberdeen
with rail works being
undertaken, 1930's (106)

Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen,
1938 (107)

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen,
1959 (108)
   
 

 

References:

(1) Or Was It Yesterday? by W A Mitchell, Aberdeen Journals Ltd, 1947
(2) Aberdeen Official Handbook by H Webber, Ed Burrow & Co, 1948. (Thanks to Heather Smith for date of opening)
(3) Evening Express, 25 Aug 2004 (Thanks to Martin Sim for spotting this photo was printed incorrectly!)
(4) Evening Express, 16 May 2004
(5) Evening Express, 7 Sep 2004
(6) Evening Express, 28 Aug 2004
(7) Mary Petite, California
(8) The Book of Banchory by V J Buchan Watt, Oliver & Boyd, 1947
(9) Evening Express, 23 May 2006
(10) Evening Express, 21 Apr 2003
(11) Family Postcard, date stamped 1956
(12) Family Postcard, date stamped 1960
(13) Carol McIntyre
(14) Family Postcard, date stamped 1959
(15) Family Postcard, date stamped 1958
(16) Evening Express, 17 Jun 2006
(17) Evening Express, date unknown
(18) Evening Express, date unknown
(19) Evening Express, 30 Aug 2004
(20) Evening Express, 7 Oct 2004
(21) Evening Express, 11 Feb 1997
(22) Heather Smith
(23) Evening Express, 10 May 2004
(24) Evening Express, 28 Aug 2004
(25) Evening Express, 11 Feb 2006
(26) Evening Express, 3 Jun 1995
(27) Evening Express, 27 May 1995
(28) Evening Express, 28 Dec 2009
(29) Evening Express, 21 Jan 2005
(30) Evening Express, 25 Feb 1997
(31) Evening Express, 21 Feb 1997
(32) Evening Express, 25 Aug 2011
(33) Evening Express, 6 Feb 2010
(34) Evening Express, 24 Jul 2010
(35) Evening Express, 5 Aug 2009
(36) Evening Express, 17 Jan 2005
(37) Evening Express, 25 Aug 2010
(38) Evening Express, 4 Sep 2004
(39) Evening Express, date unknown
(40) Evening Express, 9 Jul 2011
(41) Evening Express, 15 Aug 2011
(42) Evening Express, 10 Sep 2004
(43) Evening Express, 24 Oct 2006
(44) Evening Express, 26 Mar 2011
(45) Evening Express, 19 Nov 2010
(46) Evening Express, 21 Mar 2011
(47) Evening Express, 12 Feb 2010
(48) Evening Express, 28 Dec 2012
(49) Evening Express, 25 Aug 2009
(50) Evening Express, 26 Aug 2010
(51) Evening Express, 16 Sep 2003
(52) Evening Express, 25 Mar 2009
(53) Evening Express, 17 Mar 2009
(54) Evening Express, 10 Jun 2010
(55) Evening Express, 6 Aug 2012
(56) Evening Express, 27 Oct 2003
(57) Evening Express, 8 Dec 2009
(58) Vivien Young (nee Smith), outside Music Hall, 1950's
(59) Evening Express, 14 Mar 2012
(60) Evening Express, 10 Mar 2008
(61) Evening Express, 7 Jan 2010
(62) Evening Express, date unknown
(63) Evening Express, date unknown
(64) Evening Express, 21 Jun 2011
(65) Evening Express, date unknown
(66) Evening Express, 5 Mar 2012
(67) Evening Express, 3 Mar 2011
(68) Evening Express, 24 Feb 2014
(69) Evening Express, 1 Apr 2010
(70) Evening Express, 22 Jun 2010
(71) Evening Express, 30 Jun 2011
(72) Evening Express, 18 Nov 2010
(73) Evening Express, 31 May 2011
(74) Evening Express, date unknown
(75) Evening Express, 16 Jul 2011
(76) Evening Express, 27 Jan 1999
(77) Evening Express, 6 April 2010
(78) Evening Express, 5 May 2009

(79) Evening Express, 24 Mar 2010
(80) Evening Express, 21 May 2011
(81) Evening Express, 17 Mar 2010
(82) Evening Express, 13 May 1997
(83) Evening Express, 12 Jan 2010
(84) Evening Express, 18 May 2011
(85) Evening Express, 11 Mar 2010
(86) Evening Express, 26 Oct 2006
(87) Evening Express, 24 Dec 2011
(88) Evening Express, 1 Apr 2008
(89) Evening Express, 11 Mar 2008
(90) Evening Express, 3 May 2008
(91) Evening Express, 18 Feb 2012
(92) Evening Express, 18 Oct 2008
(93) Evening Express, 13 Mar 2012
(94) Evening Express, 19 Dec 2011
(95) Evening Express, 5 Mar 2011
(96) Evening Express, 19 Feb 1997
(97) Evening Express, date unknown
(98) Evening Express, 10 May 2012
(99) Evening Express, 6 May 1998
(100) Evening Express, 29 Oct 2010
(101) Evening Express, 24 Feb 1997
(102) Evening Express, 26 Jan 2010
(103) Evening Express, 21 Aug 2010
(104) Evening Express, 15 Nov 2010
(105) Evening Express, 4 Jun 2009
(106) Evening Express, 11 Aug 2011
(107) Evening Express, 26 Aug 2004
(108) Evening Express, 24 Jul 2009

 

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Aberdeen Castlegate on 'feein' market
day around the end of the 19th century*