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Wreath laying: A tribute to the many injured and killed from all over Europe

The members of the Siege of Haddington Research Group (SHRG) have spent the last 5 years trawling the archives looking for anything and everything to do with the Great Siege of Haddington 1548 – 1549. In many ways, SHRG may have become a little obsessed with the dates, data and technicalities of the subject and at times has lost sight of the consequences of warfare and siege on the people of the Burgh. However, recent investigations of the town records have revealed the names of the men and women of Haddington who were in some way caught up in those turbulent events and who suffered as a consequence of the occupation, warfare and siege. 

SHRG thought that it would be a good time to pay tribute to the many Haddingtonians, other Scots, English and folk from all over Europe who died or suffered as a result of the siege. A wreath was laid on 28th June, 2022 at 2.30pm in Lady Kitty’s Garden in tribute.