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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 […]

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, […]


19/09/20111:06 pm02/04/2015 12:13 pmLeave a Comment

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about the parish of Whittingehame, so please bear with us. In the meantime – you could help: contact us if you have stories about the parish and its people and we could help you tell […]

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 […]

The Green Man

31/07/20153:46 pm11/08/2015 8:24 amLeave a Comment

Dr Islay Donaldson’s remarkable little book East Lothian Gravestones takes us away from the run of the mill inscription side of local history and gravestones and into the artistic and cultural background to the markers and monuments themselves. One of the subjects she highlighted was the phenomenon of the Green Man in East Lothian’s kirkyards […]

New displays at the museum

06/07/20155:07 pmLeave a Comment

Our permanent exhibition, ‘The Land, the Sea, the People’, features East Lothian’s past – how people lived here and what traces have been left in the landscape. We have displays on fishing, with interactive displays and beautiful oil paintings; farming, with handling objects and a dressing-up box (not just for kids!); a timeline showing East Lothian through […]


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 […]

School records and sources: research guide 8

07/05/20147:41 pm13/10/2015 5:08 pmLeave a Comment

Download a pdf of this guide. The John Gray Centre’s collection of school records dates largely from the setting up of school boards following the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872. This opened formal education to all children, and placed local control and funding in the hands of school boards. The records generally relate to schools […]

Holocaust Memorial Day: 27 January

15/01/20145:04 pm15/10/2014 9:29 amLeave a Comment

On this day the world remembers the Holocaust, when millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. The date marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. This year, the theme for the day is journeys. From 22–27 January, we’d like to invite you to […]

Warring Kingdoms – Angles, Vikings and Scots

30/05/201310:18 am16/10/2013 6:35 pmLeave a Comment

  In the 7th century people from Northumbria, known as Angles, settled in East Lothian: we became the northern province of their kingdom. Place names such as Whittingehame, Tyninghame and Innerwick are of Northumbrian origin. As Christianity spread to the area monastic estates were founded. The most important of these was at Tyninghame, which, along with the […]