Aberdeen, Union Street And The Market Cross c.1885
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These days, Aberdeen is famous for its association with North Sea oil, but shipbuilding, fishing, papermaking and the quarrying of granite have all played their part in the city's development. On the right of this view is the Mercat Cross, which dates from 1686. It was built at a cost of £100, paid for out of guild wine funds. Beyond the cross are the municipal buildings complete with their 210 ft tower.

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My Morgan ancestors seemed to have originated from Old Machar which was, I believe, part of Old Aberdeen? Does this still exist now? Can anyone tell me please whether when there is a marriage does the woman keep the family name of her father's side?
July early 60's you could not move on the beach for holidaymakers, all the deck chairs would be sold out and Bill & Pat Ramsay would be playing music over the speakers. The Spartan club - weight lifters would be there - Dave Webster rings a bell, Nurse Johnston would be in the first aid/ lost childrens shelter. The summer chalets would be full, changing huts busy and the life boat would be in the water. Papa ...see more
I am looking for Gorden Masson. We were in the army in Hong Kong together in 1952 - 1954. Can anybody help? Brian Bellingham
In 1997 I decided to trace my maternal family history through following the name of Jaffray, a name that had been carried down the family through the centuries, finally as a middle name. To my astonishment I discovered a family history that led me to the Jaffrays of Kingwells, and onto a great deal of fascinating history. I have visited Aberdeen twice since, but unfortunately I have not been able to see the ...see more