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Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts is the companion volume to the highly successful Lost Aberdeen which recorded the demise of many fine buildings of the city center. In Lost Aberdeen: The Outskirts, the lands which encircle the city, spreading seamlessly round its heart like a great fan, are explored and the losses chalked up and discussed. The journey begins at Gilcomston, the city's first suburb, once a little village of cottages and weavers' sheds, with a hidden industrial enclave and a remarkably elegant west end. Alas, Gilcomston is so lost that it is hard to find today, in spite of its proximity to the city center. The road now heads north to Berryden where the demise of the Northern Co-operative Society's imposing complex of meal and barley mills and dairies is regretted. The journey continues, with Morgan guiding the reader from faded landmarks to vanished villages through a poignant and evocative trail of the past.
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Diane Morgan was born in Aberdeen and educated at Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities. She taught law, freelanced for national and local media and in 1974 founded Aberdeen's quality monthly, Leopard Magazine. She sold the title in 1988 (it still continues), and embarked on a series of popular histories, The Villages of Aberdeen, dealing with areas of the city that once enjoyed a distinctive identity. She is a burgess of Aberdeen and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. In appreciation of her work in raising awareness of the city's cultural and environmental heritage, she has, uniquely, twice received the personal award of Aberdeen Civic Society. She still lives in the city with her husband, a former regional chairman of the Employment Tribunals (Scotland).
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Book Description Birlinn, 2007. Condition: New. The second volume of Morgan's acclaimed trilogy examines the industrial, architectural and environmental heritage of Aberdeen's outlying quarters, from the 'wretched and rather remote' suburb of Gilcomston in the north to Ferryhill in the south. Generously illustrated with period photographs, maps and prints, it reveals a lost mosaic of hamlets and farms that were gradually subsumed by the city and provides an engaging guide to the curious relics that survive. Seller Inventory # 288454
Book Description Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2007. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A history of the Aberdeen suburbs: Gilcomston, Berryden, Kittybrewster, Old & NewTorry, The Clayhills and Ferryhill. 212 pages + xi prelims. Many b/w photographs, maps and other illustrations. Black Boards in Jacket. Every book is sent in a rigid cardboard posting box. Size: 24 Cm x 16.5 Cm. Seller Inventory # 9807