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Historic Aberdeen communities to feature in TV documentary

5 Aug 2014 10.43am

TWO Aberdeen communities were to feature on a BBC documentary set to air tonight.

BBC2’s The Secret History Of Our Streets, sees TV crews travel to Aberdeen to visit the Footdee squares and Old Torry.

During filming, documentary makers visited residents in Footdee and members of the Torry Heritage Group.

The programme focuses on the Footdee squares – a series of model homes built for fishermen and their families in 1809 – but also explores Old Torry fishing village, which was lost in the 1970s when the harbour and quay area were expanded to make way for the oil industry.

The documentary was to start at 9pm on BBC2 tonight.