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Old Deeside Road

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Local historian A.G. Duthie has been in touch to identify this image as the most easterly point of the Old Deeside Road.

The photograph is taken from the position of the modern day junction of Great Southern Road and Holburn Street. The house in the background is still visible today.

In his book The Old Deeside Road, G.M. Fraser writes, "The commencement of the old road at Hardgate is still, fortunately, to be seen, near Fonthill Road, at the group of ruinous houses connected with what was long known as Palmer's Brewery. The 'lie' of the old houses at the back of the brewery shows the run of the old road, two of the small, dilapidated buildings being clearly the eastmost houses of the old road just where it touched the Hardgate." (p. 19)

This scene was photographed for Aberdeen Public Library on 6th July 1917 by Mr. James Ritchie.
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