Forgotten Fittie: From The Kirktoun To The Fisher Squares

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St Clements Church, Aberdeen
St Clement's Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5EW

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Beginning at St Clements Kirk, the old Parish Church of Fittie, (Fittie, never Footdee, an over-correction of the old Celtic word for a sheepfold) we take a walk through the forgotten areas now dominated by the harbour precinct.Learn about the origins of Aberdeens most ancient fishing community, dating back to the 12th century when the fishers of Pockraw were the tenants of the Bishops of Old Aberdeen and looking into its rebirth as the citys first Victorian council estate, and home to the citys most famous shipyard, Hall Russells. And then on to the famous Fisher Squares, built 1807-09, designed by city architect, John Smith (aka Tudor Johnny).Start: St Clements Church, Church Street /St Clements Street, Fittie (AB11 5FU)End: Pocra QuayDuration: Approx. 2 hours

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