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CodeNA700
Dates1903-1974
Person NameWyness; James Fenton (1903-1974); architect, local historian and writer
SurnameWyness
ForenamesJames Fenton
Epithetarchitect, local historian and writer
ActivityJ. Fenton Wyness was a local historian and writer in Aberdeen, and was an occasional columnist for The Scotsman in the 1950s. He had family connections with Aberdeen City Police (Thomas Wyness was Superintendent of Police in 1883), and wrote the introduction to 'The Diced Cap: The Story of Aberdeen City Police' (Aberdeen University Press, 1972). He also wrote several local history books, including 'City by the Grey North Sea: Aberdeen' in 1965. By profession he was an architect. He lived in Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen, from at least 1930 until 1969, some five years before his death in 1974. Some of his architectural drawings are preserved in the National Monuments Record of Scotland.
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