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Mackay & Wallace's Garage
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Mackay & Wallace's Garage

This picture puzzles me. Presumably it shows Mackay and Wallace's garage being built, but where was it? It looks more like a greenfield site than Junction road. I was told that Mackay and Wallace occupied the site where Tullock's are now, but this does not look like the buildings I remember. The advert is from the St Magnus Cathedral Congregation Octo-Centenary Souvenir Booklet.
Picture added on 10 October 2006
Got me puzzled too! This does not look like the MacKay & Wallace garage in Castle Street where Johnny Miel (Dyke End) and I used to leave our bikes on the way to school, and that was earlier than 1937.
Added by Tom Scott on 11 October 2006
On second thoughts, I wonder if the picture is simply a mistake. The booklet was published by James Brown, advertising contractor, 193 Union Street, Aberdeen, who would presumably have been handling photographic blocks of numerous similar businesses. Maybe they just got the wrong one and no-one local was there to notice it. It seems strange to advertise a garage with a photo of it unfinished.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 12 October 2006
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