Limited places available for talk about Kingswells

15 January 2013

A limited number of places are still available for a fascinating talk on the history of Kingswells, which is being held at 12.30pm on Wednesday 23 January, at Aberdeen's Maritime Museum, Shiprow.

The talk by historian Chris Croly will include the history of Aberdeen's freedom lands, the history of Quakers and their persecution in Aberdeen. Chris will also look at some of the consumption dykes in the area; Kingswells is home to the Long Cairn, one of the oldest prehistoric monuments in Aberdeen.

Chris Croly said: 'Kingswells is an area rich in history. My talk will look at the importance of the Jaffrey family who purchased Kingswells estate in the late 16th century. They built Kingswells House and were one of the more important Quaker families in the area. Fortunately for us they left a selection of diaries and recollections of their lives which help us to tell the history of the area in such vivid detail."

Places are free but booking is essential by telephoning the museum on (01224) 337714. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes.