Evening Express

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
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.
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.
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.
1190: A view of the High Street of Old Aberdeen showing Church Walk and Wrights’ and Coopers’ Place.
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.
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.
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.
1946: A retreat in Old Aberdeen, Mitchell’s Hospital, near St Machar’s Cathedral.