Person NameAberdeen Marketing Company; 1839-
ActivityAberdeen Marketing Company was founded in 1839 by James Hadden and James Blaikie, already established Aberdeen businessmen. It was established by the Aberdeen New Market Act 1839 (2 & 3 Vict., ch.lxiv). It was widely seen in the city to be a Whig-Tory alliance but it was successful, and Aberdeen’s covered market, the construction of which included the building of new streets, opened in 1842 with the two men still on good terms. Built to designs by Archibald Simpson, the city architect, it was situated to the south of the east end of Union Street, the main thoroughfare, reasonably convenient for the harbour and, within ten years, for the new Joint Passenger Railway Station. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1882 - 1883, and demolished in 1971. A modern market building is still on the site with permanent stalls, while daily vegetable markets take place on the Green outside. The company employs a superintendent to see to the security and safety of the building and the leasing of the stalls.
Corporate NameAberdeen Marketing Company
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