due to major technological difficulties
this blog appeared later than usual and
may be more disjointed!
the original vanished from fbb's screen last
evening, possibly due to a lack of
concentration during the Andy Murray match
at Wimbledon - OR as a result of electrical
storms which switched the telly off at the same time!
Apologies for any loss of quality!
No, that's Aberdeen Anguish NOT Aberdeen Angus!
For this blog, fbb is taking his readers to the suburb of Bucksburn, to the north west of Aberdeen. the name comes from the Bucks Burn, a small tributary of the River Don which, together with the Dee disgorges its waters into the seas off Aberdeen.
The former village was clustered around the junction of the road to Oldmeldrum and Banff (A947) and the A96 to Huntley, Elgin and on to Inverness.
Aberdeen International Airport once took its name from Dyce, a village on ther A947, but its main entrance is now on the A96. The Airport and its splurge of industrial units, sits in the "V" between the two main roads.
Because of its link to the Airport and routes north, the A96 has been widened and dualled which has led to significant demolition in the village of Bucksburn. This shop and the buildings behind it ...
... have been razed to the ground ...
... to make way for the onslaught of the motor vehicle on this former village. Only the building next to the ornate street lamp (old picture) and new street lamp (new picture) remains to give us a clue to the matching location.
Just around the corner from the above snaps was a branch of the Aberdeen Co-op.
... a gap which is still there ...
Bucksburn Fountain once stood at this important village junction ...
... fbb suspects trams pulled in here - and workers were obliged to walk to the factory!
Our reader may have notices on an old map shown above that there was a string of three railway stations close together.
So why, you may ask, is fbb interested in Bucksburn?
A tweet popped into the old man's in box a few days ago which included a reference to NESTRANS, which might mean North Eastern Scotland Transport.
fbb wondered whether there might therefore be an outbreak of co-ordinated trabnsport infromation in the Aberdeen area?
What do you think?
Next Bucksburn blog : Wednesday 30th June
Edinburgh Corporation tram?ReplyDelete
The picture at this link suggests that the terminus was outside Stoneywood church http://www.silvercityvault.org.uk/index.php?a=ViewItem&key=SnsiTiI6NSwiUCI6eyJpdGVtaWQiOiI0MzAiLCJwZXJjZW50VGVybXNUb01hdGNoIjoiMC42IiwibWF4UXVlcnlUZXJtcyI6IjIwIiwibWluRG9jRnJlcSI6IjEiLCJtaW5UZXJtRnJlcSI6IjEifX0&pg=4&WINID=1624950811678#o6O4nW16Ba8AAAF6Vp2onQ/1142ReplyDelete