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Peterhead History, everything that is possible you didn’t even know

The Plague came to town of Peterhead in 1645, it allegedly arrived in the town via a trunk of clothing that was sent to a maid servant working in the town.

peterhead history
Old Peterhead history

Such was the fear of the plague that the sick and dying were transported to wooden huts, then outside of town, and left to die.

After several weeks the bodies were thrown into large pits full of lime and the huts were burned to the ground, it’s said no one went near the place for a hundred years!

Peterhead history
New Peterhead

The old map shows the location of the plague huts, the modern day photo shows the general area where the huts stood.


Credit by Kenny Bruce

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