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It’s here! East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight, Sept 1 – 16!

14/08/20182:06 pmLeave a Comment

Here at the Archaeology Service we are getting super excited for, yep, you guessed it folks….the East Lothian Archaeology & Local History Fortnight 2018! That’s right, our annual fortnight is back, with a veritable bang this year, landing multitudes of exciting, fun-filled, and thought-provoking events in a place near you! Organised by the Archaeology Service […]

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 […]

List of Brick and Tile Works in East Lothian

20/11/20144:02 pm08/01/2015 8:53 amLeave a Comment

A scan of historic maps and census data has revealed that brick and, especially, tile works were widespread in the East Lothian countryside. There follows a list of sites, some of which are better documented that others and some of which can be placed only tentatively. Yet others will have been missed off as they […]

Brick and Tile making in East Lothian

07/11/20142:52 pm08/01/2015 8:51 amLeave a Comment

With an abundance of easily worked stone, East Lothian came late to the mass production of bricks and tiles. Of course, some had always been made on a small scale but as the agricultural revolution took hold the county’s abundant deposits of clay were exploited for drainage tiles (pipes) and roofing pantiles. Drainage was essential […]

East Lothian and World War One

12/10/20122:55 pm08/11/2012 11:23 amLeave a Comment

Well, it’s official now. David Cameron has announced that there will be a programme to mark the beginning (and duration) of the First World War. He has indicated that £50 million will be set aside for “three vital elements” of the commemoration: at the Imperial War Museum, events nationwide, and an educational programme. He said […]

Queen Victoria Blogs on East Lothian (Six)!

26/07/20128:41 am26/07/2012 8:54 amLeave a Comment

An exercise in “just suppose….” (Part Six) The old Difference Engine clanked into life again and revealed more of Queen Victoria’s account of her stay at Broxmouth House by Dunbar: Monday August 26th, 1878, Mid-Morning, Broxmouth Park Walked out at half past ten with Beatrice and the Duchess to the very fine kitchen garden, and […]

Yester

19/09/20111:06 pm11/09/2015 11:13 amLeave 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 Yester, 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 them […]

St Baldred’s Lady’s Cycle Club

09/02/20189:55 am

On 8th October 1906, Edith Mary Grant-Suttie sent a postcard to comfort her 9-year-old son Archie, who was away from his home at Balgone and at boarding school in Surrey. She writes: “I had a bike with Daddy yesterday, just 9 miles, I now stand at 399, I must make it up to 400 today, […]

Representation of the People Act, or the Fourth Reform Act

06/02/20184:41 pm19/02/2018 4:18 pmLeave a Comment

Today marks the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act on the 6th February 1918. What did that mean? Why is it important? Well, if you haven’t been following the radio, the news and social media today and yesterday, it reformed the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland after years […]

The Representation of the People Act 1918

06/02/20184:08 pm06/02/2018 4:10 pm

By Claire Pannell (with thanks to Pat Gawler) Today marks the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act on the 6th February 1918. What did that mean? Why is it important? Well, if you haven’t been following the radio, the news and social media today and yesterday, it reformed the electoral […]