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#96792 - 08/04/20 01:49 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Paths from the Past
Part 1 - Primary Paths

We are walking the route I used to take to my primary school when I was a young child...

These are all new build houses






Before these were built this area used to be part of a livestock.mart where farm animals were bought and sold.

Click here for an image of how it was

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These have been here for as long as I can remember


We would also pass well appointed granite houses





Having crossed the main road we are almost there


I loved the houses in this street





My primary school...
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#96793 - Yesterday at 01:51 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Paths from the Past
Part 1 - Primary Paths -

We are at my old primary school - Kittybrewster School...

It is an imposing Victorian building





The name “Kittybrewster “ goes as far back as a document dated 1597. Some have suggested that grain for brewing was grown here in medieval times, accounting for the “brewster” part of the name. A local poet, William Cadenhead, believed it had been name after a real person, Kitty Brewster.



Kittybrewster opened on 14th August 1899 when 570 pupils enrolled. By the end of the second day the role had climbed to 750 with a few more on the succeeding days. It is hardly surprising that the school log book entry for the 18th August reads, “The whole of this week spent enrolling pupils.”
By the end of August, Kittybrewster had 878 pupils and by the end of 1899, 955. Classes often had as many as fifty pupils and the school building itself was smaller.





In the are we also find...

A bowling (grass bowls) club








Lunchtimes- heading to my grandparents house...
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#96794 - Today at 02:25 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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When I was at primary school I did not stay for school dinners (lunches). I did try them a couple of time but didn't like them. I have vague memories of having tapioca or semolina for pudding 🤮
When I was old enough I'd walk to my grandparents house for lunch - it wasn't too far. Here is the route..

From school I'd head up Clifton Road


It is fill of bonnie granite buildings


I usually had company on my walk


We pass the site of Northern College, the centre for Initial Teacher Education in the North of Scotland.


Little did I know that I'd end up working there!


The site has been redeveloped as houses but the red roofed hostels remain standing and have been converted to flats


We pass the older houses on the right


...and the new houses on the former college campus on the left








By this time I was usually ready for lunch....
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