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View documents and objects relating to ‘Providing for the Poor’ Before the welfare state, the Church looked after the poor and the sick using donations and taxes to feed, clothe and house them. Only the elderly and infirm were allowed relief. In 1845 Parochial Boards and Poor Inspectors were introduced to assess claims for assistance. Parishes came […]
This summer we held two days for adults with extra needs. Learning from the National Galleries of Scotland that just because people may no longer be able to see, or can’t see very well, that doesn’t diminish their enjoyment of art, history, and making things, we offered an audio-described guided tour of the museum in […]
Friendly Societies grew out of medieval guilds and incorporations and were often linked to a particular trade – the Fraternity of Free Gardeners of East Lothian was formed around 1676 to promote and regulate the profession in East Lothian. By the middle of the 1800s Friendly Societies had branches, often called ‘lodges’ or ‘courts’, throughout East […]
The appearance of Haddington in the 21st century belies the fact that, a millennium ago, it was one of the four most populous places in Scotland. It was then as now the centre of a rich agricultural hinterland and was one of the first places to be made a burgh by the reforming king David […]
dispensation setting up Haddingtonshire District of Ancient Order of Foresters. Framed and glazed printed paper, dated
Print depicting members of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Lamp of Lothian, No.4793, posing with their banner.
green cover, embossed `CR` in gold, `Proceedings and Ritual of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society`, published by the executive council in 1939, contains on inside cover `The solution f...
colour printed poster, ex-frame, Ancient Order of Foresters, Haddington, Victorian: view of heraldic shield, forester supporters, all seeing eye, motto and text ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS INSTITUTE...
Photograph depicting the High Court Relief and Investigation Committee of the Ancient Order of Foresters. In the centre of the back row is Mr William Forsyth Machray of Somnerfield, Haddington.