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Memories of Haddington’s Nungate & Afternoon Tea

30/08/20165:46 pmLeave a Comment

This year Haddington History Society has been working on a project recording memories of people who were brought up or lived in Haddington’s Nungate, and copies of the interviews have been deposited here at the John Gray Centre.   Perhaps the most striking thing that comes across is the strong sense of community associated with the […]

Haddington World War One Memorials

10/11/20154:51 pm16/11/2015 11:59 amLeave a Comment

The following are the lists of names appearing on four of the Haddington WW1 Memorials. Town/Village Location Inauguration Haddington Parish Churchyard 03/09/1921 SURNAME FORENAME RANK REGIMENT IMAGE DEATH DATE COURIER MU NEWS Adamson Robert Private Royal Scots Fusiliers 1st   Battalion 04/10/1918 25/10/1918 No entry Aitken William Wallace Private Gordon Highlanders 6th Battalion 31/05/1918 21/06/1918 […]

World War One Memorial comes to Haddington Library

12/10/201511:10 amLeave a Comment

East Lothian amateur artist, David Paterson, has created a piece of work in memory of his great grandfather who was killed in World War One. The 5ft tall Davy lamp is on display at Haddington Library for the next fortnight, as part of a tour of Mid and East Lothian libraries. The lamp is in […]

What to do in Haddington

06/10/201510:09 amLeave a Comment

If you are visiting the John Gray Centre from out of town, it is well worth taking some time to explore Haddington: there is a wealth of history outside the John Gray Centre as well! Or, if you are visiting with companions perhaps our list will be of interest to them. Not everybody likes to […]

Haddington Candlemakers

02/10/20151:29 pm02/10/2015 2:57 pmLeave a Comment

The candlemakers of Haddington The lintel from Candleriggs is one of the Treasures of the John Gray Centre. It had been salvaged years ago from a doorway of a demolished house (the site has been redeveloped), once the property of a Haddington candlemaker – hence the name Candleriggs. It is now installed as a permanent […]

Coffee, cake and martians – events at Haddington Library

28/09/20152:13 pmLeave a Comment

Autumn is nearly upon us so dust off your library membership card , come in and pick some books to curl up with! I can thoroughly recommend   ‘The Martian’   by Andy Weir. The film with Matt Damon will be released this week, but you should really try the book as this is a great read […]

Haddington’s own Jim Wylie takes Strictly’s Judy Murray for a twirl

01/09/201511:41 am03/09/2015 9:28 amLeave a Comment

On the 20th of August, Judy Murray, mother of tennis star Andy Murray and of Strictly Come Dancing fame, visited sunny East Linton, as part of the Tennis on the Road initiative. She spent a couple of hours on the newly refurbished courts, teaching a group of adult volunteers and children different tennis techniques in […]

Haddington Trees

04/06/201511:16 am11/09/2015 10:13 amLeave a Comment

Haddington remains a ‘green’ town with open spaces and gardens well planted with a great number and variety of trees. A good proportion of the older examples were planted to commemorate people, institutions and events and many of these occasions were marked by considerable pomp and ceremony. Their presence reminds us that East Lothian’s heritage is […]

Somnerfield Works, Haddington – Implement Makers and Engineers

21/05/20153:47 pm21/05/2015 3:52 pmLeave a Comment

Pete Webb has researched the origin and development of an engineering company with works adjacent to Haddington’s railway station. The area that became Haddington Railway Yard was open fields on the 1819 John Wood map and belonged to Richard Summers, Esq. It was still open fields in 1832 but it is quite possible that something […]