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    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 […]

    Stenton (village)

    28/08/20153:51 pmLeave a Comment

    Stenton village is the main settlement in the parish of the same name. Although it never seems to have had the status of a burgh, its layout reflects the burghal pattern in miniature. Thus, houses and businesses with long, thin garden plots lying behind behind line either side of a road. The church was at the […]

    East Lothian men at Waterloo (III)

    17/07/20151:28 pmLeave a Comment

    This page marks the Bi-centenary of The Battle of Waterloo and records the service of East Lothian men at Waterloo. On the 8th May 2015, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.  It was on 18th June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium that the Battle of Waterloo took place, […]


    05/02/201512:10 pm14/04/2020 9:54 amLeave a Comment

    HER map Link Placenames and historic OS map references Stenton parish is entirely landlocked and lies partly on the coastal plain but extends deep into the Lammermuirs, in form a bit like a tadpole! The (northern) head, is bounded to the NW by Prestonkirk and the E by Dunbar; the (southern) tail by Whittingehame to the […]

    Kindertransport in East Lothian

    15/01/20145:38 pm20/01/2014 10:11 amLeave a Comment

    Imagine you are going on a journey to a far away country. You plan it, you research it, you feel comfortable and you are excited about what lies ahead. Now imagine you are a young child, separated from your parents, sent on a journey to a country you know nothing about, the food is different, […]

    The Lothians – Training for war

    26/09/20136:58 pm01/10/2013 9:14 amLeave a Comment

    The Lothians trained throughout the Lothians and Borders. Summer camp was a mixture of military exercises and a social round. In 1909 the regiment divided into Blue Force and Red Force and took to the field. The Blue Force attacked the Red: they “landed” at Berwick moved on towards Duns where the Red Force was […]

    The Military System in East Lothian 1790–1850

    22/06/201212:50 pm04/07/2016 3:41 pmLeave a Comment

    East Lothian’s Armies – the Volunteers and Militia Armies universally rely on part-time or volunteer forces to relieve the burden of routine during times of stress or to augment front-line forces during long campaigns by providing reserves and garrisons. The mechanisms for raising such forces have naturally varied over time. Sometimes volunteers surge to the […]

    Christmas in the Archives

    22/12/20156:58 pmLeave a Comment

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ but until fairly recently Christmas in Scotland passed in quietly, not that much different from any other working day.   Browsing the archive collections it is not uncommon  to  find records of meetings taking place on Christmas Day.  Poignantly we recently came across an application for poor relief to Dunbar […]

    World War One Memorials

    10/11/20154:55 pm19/03/2019 12:52 pmLeave a Comment

    Use this page to navigate to the relevant community (parish/town/village) detailed indexes of those who fell, or served, during World War One. Each place in the table below has at least one war memorial; some have several. Click on each community to see the details of those recorded. Please click on the following link for a complete […]

    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 […]