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H. Duncan, Langstane Place

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H. Duncan, Langstane Place
Historic Photographs
H. Duncan, Langstane Place
A photograph showing the premises of newsagent and confectioner, H. Duncan, at 7 Langstane Place. The facade of the shop features a prominent advert for Player's Please cigarettes.

The buildings between Crown Street and Dee Street have been considered part of both Windmill Brae and Langstane Place at different times. The 1943 Aberdeen Post Office directory lists a Miss Helen Duncan at 791/2-81 Windmill Brae. This is most likely the original owner of the newsagent shown here.

By the mid-1950s directories indicate someone called L. Signorini was operating a newsagent at 7 Langstane Place. This would be the same premises. The other businesses, the partially visible truck, and the woman's clothes suggest the photograph probably dates from this period.

On the far left can be seen a staff entrance to the premises of A. B. Robertson & Son, Ltd, electrical engineers, who were based around the corner at 11 Dee Street.

On the right, at the corner of Langstane Place and Dee Street is the Gordon Bakery. Local newspapers suggest that the Gordon family operated a bakery at this location since at least the beginning of the 20th century. The long standing business closed down in 2018 and the site was put up for redevelopment.

At the time of writing in 2019, 7-9 Langstane Place is occupied by To-Buy Fish and Chips.

A digital copy of this image was kindly given to Aberdeen Local Studies by our colleagues in the Masterplanning, Design and Conservation Team.
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