Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens. War and peace in the Denburn Valley. With an additional chapter by Mike Shepherd.
Edinburgh, Black & White Publishing 2015.
8vo. xiii + (1) + 238 + (2)pp, many photo ills. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. No ownership inscription but Gavin Stamp’s copy.
Fascinating account of the vicissitudes of Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen, a public space laid out in the late 1870s on the initiative of a local Aberdeen architect, James Matthews. The narrative blends architectural history with all sorts of information about the area and its inhabitants.