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Haddo House

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Methlick

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Simon Welfare Talk - 'Fortune's Many Houses'

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Please note a donation of £3 for non North East Aberdeenshire NTS Members' Centre Members would be appreciated on entry to the talk.

My Quest for the Aberdeens; A Biographer's Detective Story" a talk by Simon Welfare

In his recently published book "Fortune's Many Houses" author Simon Welfare traces the history of the Victorian "power couple" John and Ishbel Gordon, the first Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair. In the late 19th Century John and Ishbel appeared to have it all - a huge fortune, a townhouse in London's most fashionable quarter, a magnificent stately home, large Scottish estates and cattle ranches in Texas and British Columbia. Yet by the time they died in the 1930s their luck had long run out and they had lost both their fortune and their lands.

Join us in the elegant surroundings of the library at Haddo House to hear Simon explain how he uncovered the Aberdeen's story and learn more about the family tragedies and dramatic downfall of this fascinating couple.

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1pm – Haddo House will be open for a guided tour at 1pm. If you wish to go on a guided tour please choose this as an add-on when booking your ticket. This will help Haddo anticipate how many visitors will be on the tour. If you would not like to have a guided tour please arrive at 2.30pm for the talk in the library.

2.30pm – Simons talk begins within Haddo House library (Duration: 45 minutes)

3.15pm – Question & Answers

3.30pm – Tea, coffee and home bakes available after the talk provided by the North East Aberdeenshire NTS Members' Centre. Please note cost of refreshments is £2.50 per person.

This event has been organised by the North East Aberdeenshire NTS Members' Centre (A registered Scottish Charity : SC024227) in support of the National Trust for Scotland.

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