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Days Out in the Past – Dunbar

28/08/20193:23 pmLeave a Comment

For the good people of Dunbar, 3 September 1650 must have seemed as if the end of days had arrived. It was a wild stormy night of howling wind and rain, and then in the early hours of the morning came the crash and thunder of battle, as Oliver Cromwell’s army of Parliament fought a […]

East Lothian Visual Artists and Craft Makers Awards – A Retrospective Exhibition (2015 – 2018)

06/12/20183:03 pm

This vibrant selling exhibition in the temporary gallery showcases the work of past recipients of Arts Awards including James Craig Page, Sophie Ferguson, Barbara Rowell, Eleanor Symms, Georgina Bown and Mike Windle. Saturday 1 December 2018 – Tuesday 8 January 2019 A short film on Vimeo about stone stacking, shot in Dunbar, Scotland. Featuring James Craig […]

Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders Archaeology Conference 2017!

04/12/201710:56 amLeave a Comment

Another year, another fabulous conference! If we were to start a recipe book for creating the perfect mix of people, papers and provisions at a regional archaeology conference, perhaps it may have read a little like this year’s programme: ….take one probable barrow in Prestonpans; add in a chunk of medieval buildings, settlement and industry […]

Dunbar’s Dustbin Detectives!

01/06/20171:39 pmLeave a Comment

Another year, another archaeological frontier breached at Dunbar Science Club! http://www.dunbarscienceclub.org.uk/ A sunny Saturday morning saw Andy and myself heading out to the Bleachingfield Centre armed with a rubbish bag and a motley collection of Andy’s breakfast detritus, and then some lovely prehistoric artefacts from our handling collection. Our mission: to explore strange old worlds, […]

East Lothian Images Online

22/05/20171:02 pm21/01/2020 10:21 am

From here you can access thousands of images from across the collection. Perhaps you’re looking for an old school photograph or a street where you lived? Perhaps you want to see if we have an image of an ancestor or a building that no longer exists? Click on a place name to see the pictures we […]

Women and Work in East Lothian

29/03/201710:37 am04/04/2017 11:03 amLeave a Comment

Posted by Ruth on behalf of Jacqueline Lynch.   March 2017 celebrates International Women’s Month and the following is a sample of some of the notable work undertaken by East Lothian women through the ages. Farming and Fishing When researching  the working lives of women in East Lothian we must turn our attention first to a […]

Best Days of Your Life? Memories of Schooldays in East Lothian

15/06/201611:09 am15/06/2016 11:10 amLeave a Comment

You may remember Best Days of Your Life?, an exhibition we held at the John Gray Centre about schooldays last year.  As part of the research we did a number of interviews and I thought it would be nice to share some of the memories here.  A big thank you to the members of Haddington […]

Fishing in East lothian

18/02/201611:10 amLeave a Comment

Those researching family in East Lothian will very likely come across a nautical affiliation. Our current temporary exhibit of photographs, letters and fishing documents demonstrate the importance of fishing to East Lothian. Fisherrow, Prestonpans, Cockenzie, Port Seton, North Berwick and Dunbar are all existing harbours that have been used for fishing in varying degrees. Most early fishermen did […]

Dunbar World War One Memorials

11/11/20159:46 am16/11/2015 11:48 amLeave a Comment

The following are is the lists of names appearing on three of the Dunbar WW1 Memorials. Town / Village  Location Inauguration Dunbar Burgh school 03/09/1920 SURNAME FORENAME RANK REGIMENT IMAGE DEATH DATE COURIER MU NEWS Amos William Lance Corporal Highland Light Infantry 2nd   Battalion 28/04/1917 18/05/1917 No entry Anderson Duncan Lieutenant Lothian & Borders Horse; Army […]

East Lothian World War One Memorial Database

10/11/201511:16 am12/11/2015 11:43 amLeave a Comment

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, But now we lie in Flanders’ Fields.” (Verse excerpt from John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders’ Fields’)             World War One (WW1) and its effect on the lives of those who fought in and lived through it can be remembered in several ways – via printed, […]