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  Silver City, Make Way, North Sea, Aberdeen, Spring Garden, Scotland, Cinema, Street View, Geo

Former Grand Central cinema, 1983

The Grand Central in George Street had been closed since October 1981. By May 1983 it was made known the building was due to be demolished (along with the adjacent ice rink in Spring Garden) to make way for a housing development.

BHS opens November 6 1974 as the companies second largest site in Britain Aberdeen Shopping, British Home Stores, Aberdeen Scotland, Space Place, Picture Show, Exterior, Landscape, Architecture, Britain

Pictures show British Home Stores in Aberdeen through the years | Press and Journal

For over 40 years British Homes Stores has played a key role in the Aberdeen shopping landscape, however, that could be set to change with news that the high street chain could go into administration.

  Aberdeen Scotland, City By The Sea, Silver City, Town House, North Sea, Lost, Mansions, House Styles, Grey

Shiprow, 1984

Shiprow with Provost Ross's House on the left and the Town House in the background.

  Aberdeen Scotland, Saint Nicholas, Saints, Street View, The Unit, Spaces

St Nicholas Street during demolition, 1983

The north corner of St Nicholas Street and Correction Wynd is about to bite the dust here in May 1983.

  Aberdeen Scotland, Silver City, North Sea, Dundee, East Side, Street View, Scene, Grey, Beautiful

East side of George Street, 1986

Just as Dundee had done away with the Wellgate in the early seventies, in the following decade Aberdeen set about clearing away lower George Street to replace it with a shopping mall in a project known as the 'Bredero scheme'. (Following a public competition the name 'Bon Accord Centre' was awarded.) Some of the traders had formed an action group to fight the plans, but by May 1986 the battle was well and truly lost. In this scene most of the small independent businesses have gone and…

  Catherine Street, Aberdeen, Buildings, Survival, Street View, Places, Lugares

George Street at Catherine Street, 1984

The derelict tenement in the foreground has since been renovated, but not all of the other buildings have survived.

  Aberdeen Scotland, Mansions, Street, House Styles, Home, Ad Home, Luxury Houses, Homes, Walkway

George Street backlands, 1985

Looking towards Loch Street from Schoolhill, with Harriet Street on the left and George Street on the right.

Playhouse in Aberdeen, GB - Cinema Treasures Aberdeen, Street View, Street Image, Play Houses, Past, Multi Story Building, Cinema, Movie, Memories

Playhouse in Aberdeen, GB

Cinema Treasures is the ultimate guide to movie theaters

  Aberdeen Scotland, Saint Nicholas, The St, Uni, Saints, Street View, Spaces

St Nicholas Street under redevelopment, 1984

Seen from Union Street, construction of the St Nicholas Centre is well advanced in mid-1984.

  Bus Station, Aberdeen, Old Things, Street View, Sainsburys, Building, Maps, Bridge, Bro

Guild Street, 1988

Winter sunshine illuminates the buildings in Guild Street and Regent Quay. On the corner of Carmelite Street is the 'Crit' with, just along the road, the old Tivoli theatre.