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Fleets Colliery

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We have so many East Lothian stories to tell – and not enough time! We will put up a page about the parish of Tranent, 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.

Sabbath Evening Catechetical Society (Local) Religious Education
Sabbath Evening Catechetical Society Religious Education
Box societies belonging to the trades (unknown number, see below) Mutual
Parish Library 1792 Library
Subscription Library Library
Carters’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
Trades’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
Tailors’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
Shoemakers’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
First Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Second Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Third Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Property Investment Company Building
Relief Society Friendly or mutual
Conjoined in Relief-street Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Horticultural Society Gardening
Weavers’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
Cockenzie Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Cockenzie Sailors’ Friendly Society Friendly or mutual; Trades
Meadowmill Friendly Society Friendly or mutual
Yearly Society Friendly or Saviings
Sabbath Morning Fellowship Association Religious Education
Court Colonel Gardiner AO Foresters Unity mutual friendly
IOG Templars (Lodge name unknown) Unity Temperance
IOG Templars; Cockenzie Unity Temperance
Cooperative Society Cooperative

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