drive for metal for the war effort and munitions during the Second
World War deprived most communities across Great Britain of their
railings, fences, and cast iron street furniture.
The residents of Albert
Terrace in the heart of Aberdeen felt that after almost 50 years
without railings and exterior stair
banisters their homes deserved to have the finishing touches reinstated.
Altogether 30 homes made an initial joint approach to Charles Laing
& Sons Ltd to research and restore the cast iron furniture for
Laings provided 1200
railings and 150 exterior stair banisters for 25 houses to recreate
the original exterior character.