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Issobell Young

10/07/20151:10 pm06/08/2015 11:24 amLeave a Comment

Issobell Young was a witch. Everybody around the farms of East Barns and Dunbar parish knew that. She was also, as she got older, a forceful, ‘hands on’ character, used to getting her own way and expecting servants, outdoor staff and ‘tradesmen’ to do as she bid. Not satisfied with her family’s position and relative wealth, […]

A History of Health

21/03/201911:44 am

The archives service hold a great number of items relating to the history of health across East Lothian. While patient registers and the like are generally kept by the Lothian Health Services Archive in Edinburgh, we hold a number of images, plans and ephemera showing the history of hospitals and organisations in East Lothian. Currently […]

Robert Noble Centenary Exhibition: Painting the Landscape of East Lothian

25/05/20178:46 am06/09/2017 10:10 am

This exhibition celebrated the life and work of Robert Noble, one of East Linton’s most significant artists, 100 years on from his death on 12th May 1917. It was on show at the John Gray Centre Museum from 13th May to 5th July 2017. Born in Edinburgh from a humble background, Noble’s artistic talents were […]

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 […]

West Barns Photographs

03/03/20164:38 pm11/04/2017 2:43 pmLeave a Comment

Below is a selection of photographs from the image collection at the John Gray Centre depicting life in West Barns. Portrait of a Place West Barns Memories West Barns Industries West Barns Primary School West Barns Leisure (Gala Days & Clubs) Portrait of a Place West Barns, With Village Hall In Foreground, 1902-30 On the […]

West Barns Memories – transcripts

01/10/201511:52 am01/10/2015 12:14 pmLeave a Comment

1. Ally Knox remembers the bulb farm. In 1936/37 two gentlemen from Holland came to West Barns to set up a bulb farm. This was created at Hedderwick Links Farm. These two gentlemen were Mr Blom and Mr Turk. They resided at West Barns and their children went, with me, to West Barns School. All […]

Best Days of Your Life? Teachers

01/10/20156:49 am19/10/2015 12:13 pmLeave a Comment

We can all remember teachers from our past and their different “personalities”.  If we go further back in time, there were teachers from East Lothian who made their mark on their mark in ways that pupils would never forget.  There may be a similarity between Miss Halyburton of Haddington  and the fictitious Miss Jean Brodie.  […]

Robert Moffat DD (1795 – 1883)

14/08/201511:26 am10/07/2018 10:19 amLeave a Comment

Robert Moffat was born at Ormiston on 21 December 1795 to Robert and Ann Gardener. His mother’s family had been gardeners by profession in the locality for some generations. Robert’s father’s origins are less clear but he was soon to take up with the custom-service, relocating the family to Portsoy when Robert was two. They moved again to Carronshore, […]

John Cockburn (1695 – 1758)

07/08/201510:48 am07/08/2015 2:39 pmLeave a Comment

John Cockburn was the son of Adam Cockburn, Lord Justice Clerk and a commissioner in the Scots Parliament, and Susanna Hamilton, a daughter of John, 4th earl of Haddington. The young John followed his father into politics and also served in the Scots Parliament, where he became one of the strongest supporters of union with England. After that […]

Best Days of Your Life?

23/07/201511:04 am19/10/2015 12:33 pmLeave a Comment

Between October 2015 and January 2016, the Archive and Local History Service at the John Gray Centre will be presenting a display on school life, aptly entitled ‘Best Days of Your Life?’.  This exhibition will chart the history of education in East Lothian from the early years and educational reform, through to school dinners and […]