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TITLE
Shop at Alford
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00854
PLACENAME
Alford
DISTRICT
Alford
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12541
KEYWORDS
shop
town
people
bicycle
pharmacy
Shop at Alford

This must have been a busy shop as not only is it a stationers and newsagents, but the mortar and pestle symbol of a pharmacist is fixed to the wall. Macpherson, the photographer, frequently visited his sister who lived in Alford and the small group at the door are probably associates of Duncan Macpherson's at the pharmacy in which he trained at Aberdeen. The girl holding the bicycle is named only as Bessie. The man on the left is James Sleigh who worked with Macpherson at the pharmacy on Great Western Rd., Aberdeen, which was owned by D.A. Mortimer. Macpherson's brother Neil worked in the Union St. pharmacy which also belonged to Mortimer, however the other man in the photograph is more likely to be James Morrison, the other staff member at the Great Western Road branch


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Shop at Alford

1900s

shop; town; people; bicycle; pharmacy

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

This must have been a busy shop as not only is it a stationers and newsagents, but the mortar and pestle symbol of a pharmacist is fixed to the wall. Macpherson, the photographer, frequently visited his sister who lived in Alford and the small group at the door are probably associates of Duncan Macpherson's at the pharmacy in which he trained at Aberdeen. The girl holding the bicycle is named only as Bessie. The man on the left is James Sleigh who worked with Macpherson at the pharmacy on Great Western Rd., Aberdeen, which was owned by D.A. Mortimer. Macpherson's brother Neil worked in the Union St. pharmacy which also belonged to Mortimer, however the other man in the photograph is more likely to be James Morrison, the other staff member at the Great Western Road branch <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />