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scouts at Smeaton, in Prestonkirk parish

scouts at Smeaton, in Prestonkirk parish

We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about the parish of Prestonkirk, (once known as Prestonhaugh or even just Haugh), 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 on this website.

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the parish looked to their community for support and entertainment. The period saw a flourishing of specialist societies – many people served as committee members or were otherwise involved. This list has been compiled from almanacs, guides and the pages of the Haddingtonshire Courier – more detail might be found by consulting our records.

Subscription   Library Library
Iterating   Library (Brown’s) Library
Subscription   School Education
Public   Library Library
Savings   Bank Savings
Yearly   Mutual Assistance and Savings Society Savings
Horticultural   Society Gardening
Friendly   Society Friendly   or mutual
Friendly   Society (Third) Friendly   or mutual
Association   for Churchyard Protection Burial
Tyneside   Lodge No 714 Freemasons
Court   Hope of Lothian AO Foresters Unity   mutual friendly
Lodge   (name unknown) IOG Templars Unity Temperance

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