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a VirtualTourist member from Hemel Hempstead


What building is this???

I was in Aberdeen last week and walked past a disused factory on my way from Jamaica Steet to the City Centre.The factory ( I assume it was a factory) in question had two very tall towers in its grounds,one was a good bit taller then the other.They were round and had a platform and windows around the top.
Has anyone any info on what these towers were for?


2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


If it is the building I am thinking of, I always had the same query about the watchtowers for the 15 years I live in Aberdeen. I never did find the answer though.

I think you are meaning the red brick building on Hutcheon Street? I think it was some form of textile factory in the past, and also involved in the production of paper sacks. Across the road from it, just off the Skene Square roundabout, is a similar red brick building that was a former warehouse, converted about 10 years ago into what at the time were considered executive apartments, a term that always amuses me.

Sorry I can't offer more insight.

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Aberdeen

I'm pretty sure the building in Question was the former Broadfords Mill. It produced carpet yarns and knitting wool when I worked there in the late 1980's.
Previously it was involved in making the outer sheaths for hose-pipes - which were made from Jute. I hope this helps.

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