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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.
|Private Friendly Societies||Mutual|
|Several yearly societies||Friendly or mutual|
|Chapmen’s Society (of the three Lothians)||Trades and mutual|
|Hammermen’s Society||Friendly or mutual; Trades|
|Potters’ Society 1766||Friendly or mutual; Trades|
|Friendly Society||Friendly or mutual|
|Caledonian Gardeners’ Society||Friendly or mutual; Trades|
|New Benefit Society||Friendly or mutual|
|Mutual Improvement Association||Mutual|
|Carters’ Society||Friendly or mutual; Trades|
|Youths’ Friendly Society||Friendly or mutual|
|Young Women’s Christian Association||Religious Education|
|IOG Templar (Lodge name unknown)||Unity Temperance|