In Pictures: Old Aberdeen – 1930 to 1990

Today we have taken a look back through our picture archives and dug out these historical images of Old Aberdeen between 1930 and 1990.

1971: Protesters stopped traffic at a demonstration highlighting the danger of cars on the narrow streets
1971: Protesters stopped traffic at a demonstration highlighting the danger of cars on the narrow streets
1967: A still, January day in Old Aberdeen's Wright#s and Copper's Place
1967: A still, January day in Old Aberdeen’s Wrights’ and Coopers’ Place
1975: An old number 20 bus shows just how cramped some of the Old Aberdeen streets were.
1975: An old number 20 bus shows just how cramped some of the Old Aberdeen streets were.
1966: Don Street with the Old Aberdeen Town house in the background.
1966: Don Street with the Old Aberdeen Town house in the background.
1971: A pedestrian on cobbled Grant's place and the High Street in Old Aberdeen.
1971: A pedestrian on cobbled Grant’s place and the High Street in Old Aberdeen.
1978: A typical scene in the High Street, Old Aberdeen, with the old Town House in the background.
1978: A typical scene in the High Street, Old Aberdeen, with the old Town House in the background.
1930s: A pre-war picture of College Bounds shows not only the crows' nests in the trees but, in the distance, a horse and cart.
1930s: A pre-war picture of College Bounds shows not only the crows’ nests in the trees but, in the distance, a horse and cart.
1190: A view of the High Street of Old Aberdeen showing Church Walk and Wright's and Copper's Place.
1190: A view of the High Street of Old Aberdeen showing Church Walk and Wrights’ and Coopers’ Place.
1971: Numbers 115, 117 and 119 Dons Street - rubble-built, pan tiled cottages - were scheduled for preservation.
1971: Numbers 115, 117 and 119 Don Street – rubble-built, pan tiled cottages – were scheduled for preservation.
1930s Local folk keep an eye on the photographer in this image of Clark's Lane.
1930s Local folk keep an eye on the photographer in this image of Clark’s Lane.
1933:An exterior view of Bede House as seen in teh early 1930s.
1933: An exterior view of Bede House as seen in the early 1930s.
1971: The then newly refurbished Clark's Lane between Don Street and Dunbar Street.
1971: The then newly refurbished Clark’s Lane between Don Street and Dunbar Street.
1930s: An aerial picture showing Old Aberdeen, Seaton Park and St Machar's Cathedral.
1930s: An aerial picture showing Old Aberdeen, Seaton Park and St Machar’s Cathedral.
1989: A St Luke's Fair marked the quincentenary of the old town's free burgh status.
1989: A St Luke’s Fair marked the quincentenary of the old town’s free burgh status.
1946: A retrea in Old Aberdeen, Mitchell's Hospital, near St Machar's Cathedral.
1946: A retreat in Old Aberdeen, Mitchell’s Hospital, near St Machar’s Cathedral.
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