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Prestonpans Parish

Murray's Institute, Prestonpans Parish

Murray’s Institute, Prestonpans Parish

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about Prestonpans Parish, so please bear with us.

In the meantime – you could help: contact us if you have stories about the parish and its people and we could help you tell them on this website.

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the parish looked to their community for support and entertainment. The period saw a flourishing of specialist societies – many people served as committee members or were otherwise involved. This list has been compiled from almanacs, guides and the pages of the Haddingtonshire Courier – more detail might be found by consulting our records.

Subscription   Library Library
Private   Friendly Societies Mutual
Several   yearly societies Friendly   or mutual
Chapmen’s   Society (of the three Lothians) Trades   and mutual
Hammermen’s   Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Potters’   Society 1766 Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Friendly   Society Friendly   or mutual
Caledonian   Gardeners’ Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
New   Benefit Society Friendly   or mutual
Mutual   Improvement Association Mutual
Sailors’   Society Trades
Carters’   Society Friendly   or mutual; Trades
Youths’   Friendly Society Friendly   or mutual
Nursing   Association Health
Young   Women’s Christian Association Religious   Education
Churchyard   Association Burial
IOG Templar   (Lodge name unknown) Unity Temperance
 

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