Marr, Graham J.
Title The Old Deeside Road Revisited: An Explanation of what Remains.
Binding Soft cover
Book Condition New
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Deeside Books, 2014. 9781907813078 2014
1907813071 / 9781907813078
Seller ID 2423
Illustrated card covers, New. First edition, pp viii, 130, b&w photographs and colour maps to rear, index of place names. G.M. Fraser was best known as Head Librarian of the Aberdeen Public Library during the earlier part of the 20th century. He was also a noted local historian with a great interest in both the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas, and produced many pamphlets and books on the North-east of Scotland. His largest and probably most significant work was the publication of The Old Deeside Road in 1921, in which he identified and recorded what remained of one of the region's oldest thoroughfares.Now, almost one hundred years later, the same task has been repeated and updated in this volume. It is both interesting and surprising how much of the old Deeside road still remains, despite the rapid rate of modern development around Aberdeen and the towns and villages of Deeside. The origins and history of the old road from Aberdeen to Braemar were recorded in Fraser's book, but this contemporary appraisal of what is left on the ground takes into account the more recent developments and changes. Most of the original photographs in Fraser's book have a modern equivalent for comparative purposes, but there are also many additional photographs in this volume thay help identify and illustrate those parts of the road that still survive.It is hoped that those who have an interest in the local history of the Deeside area will find this book both a useful addition to their collection and also a practical source of information on the ground. The Old Deeside Road Revisited is the seventh volume in the North-east Scotland Classics Series.