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Aberdeen Dockyards [1859-1970]

Submitted by David on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 16:19

There were dockyards here from the 1850s:

Built by John Lamont, in the 1850s, the first dock [to the west] was known as the Lamont Dock and proved highly successful. In the early 1860's, Lamont added another dock to his enterprise, the Hope Dock [to the east], but before the latter was finished, both docks were bought, in 1865, by the large and very successful firm, the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Co. of Hung Hom.

How to add a Place to a photo

Submitted by David on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 21:57

Adding a Place to a photo lets people know what they're looking at, and also helps group related photos together.

If you've had trouble adding the Place, the trick is to let the computer give you a list of suggested matches, and choose from that instead of typing in the full name yourself. Here's a short (40-second) video showing how to do it: