Continuing with the series of sketches from the book by Jessie M. King, c.1910.
To accompany them I have come across some interesting, little known facts, gleaned from a very comprehensive site at http://www.aberdeencityandshire.com
There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world.
Aberdeen was the first town outside Edinburgh to have its own bank – Aberdeen Banking Company founded in 1749.
Aberdeen Harbour Board, established in 1136, is Britain’s oldest business.
The Aberdeen Journal, one of the Press and Journal’s ancestors, is one of the oldest newspapers in Britain, first printed in 1748.
More medieval coin hoards have been found in Aberdeen than anywhere else in Britain.
Torry Point Battery, recently scheduled as an Ancient Monument by Scottish Ministers, was used as emergency housing for the people of Aberdeen after WWII.
I shall be uploading the final images from this amazing little book soon, along with another batch of interesting facts, that will close off this series of articles on Aberdeen.