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Smoking Haddies

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Smoking Haddies
Historic Photographs
Smoking Haddies
A James Valentine postcard entitled Smoking Haddies, Aberdeen. Rows of gutted and split haddocks are seen drying in the sun with a row of smoke houses in the background.

Ed Fowler has been in touch to very plausibly suggest that these smokes houses were located to the west of Old Torry. The building that can be seen on the far right, beyond the last chimney, is likely the Torry United Free Church built in the 1860s.

The church was located on Sinclair Road, which was previously known as Church Road. The congregation's history can be read in Gammie's Churches of Aberdeen (1909).

Old local newspapers indicate that there was fish curing works in this area going back to at least the late 19th century.

There are a row of buildings to the east of Seaton Brickworks, between Sinclair Road and Crombie Road, shown on the 1901 Ordnance Survey map series that could be these smoke houses.
Aberdeen Local Studies