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Can anyone identify where these small farms were near Aberdeen?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1953

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Hi There,

These two photos are likely in a series.  I suspect this one was also taken somewhere along Peel Rise but this one is closer to the Cemetery, ie, the Tin Wan area.  I remember you could still make out some terraces down the slopes.  If it was indeed Tin Wan, the terrace fields are all gone, given way to the public housing.

T

Hi. Of the two possibilities I would discount the Red Hill area around the current Ocean Park.  As far as I can remember it was still a remote and probably barren hill so it is unlikely that any of us would have gone there.  As T points out the Tin Wan location probably fits in with the other photograph, both possibly being taken while on a walk down to Aberdeen from the Peak - a much more likely likely thing for him to have done, and one that my wife and I did in 1981. Thanks for the interesting comments. Andrew