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Who is this person and where did she live?

March Question In one of her many letters, she wrote of Haddington:   “ Here is no life, no variety. It…Continue readingWho is this person and where did she live?

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Where can you find this line of former cottages?

February Question The trace of one of a line of cottages can be seen in this Haddington garden wall.  Where…Continue readingWhere can you find this line of former cottages?

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Haddington’s History Society Quiz No.2

Test your knowledge of country houses and castles to be found around East Lothian. This quiz formed part of the…Continue readingHaddington’s History Society Quiz No.2

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What does this postcard show and how has this changed today?

The postcard shows Abbey Mill pre-WW2 when its wheel was still in position.  The interior fittings, and presumably the wheel,…Continue readingWhat does this postcard show and how has this changed today?

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Who was the local author in our Christmas Challenge?

Samuel Smiles He was prolific Haddington author who advised his readers that they could save 45/- (shillings) a year by…Continue readingWho was the local author in our Christmas Challenge?

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On what building was this stone found?

This stone was once fixed to the gable of a Haddington building (not its original site). Which building was it…Continue readingOn what building was this stone found?

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Whose monument stands in Memorial Park opposite the West Church in Haddington?

Have you ever wondered whose statue stands at this junction and what was he revered for? This is the statue…Continue readingWhose monument stands in Memorial Park opposite the West Church in Haddington?

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Where was this Business?

From this old bill head can you locate where this shop was in Haddington? See some comments on our Facebook…Continue readingWhere was this Business?

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A Dictionary of Haddington’s Other Language

Bill Fife, a member of Haddington’s History Society, has compiled a list of words in the local dialect that were…Continue readingA Dictionary of Haddington’s Other Language

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How this pewter object relates to Haddington? 

This pewter item is a communion token, cast in Edinburgh for the Secession Church of Haddington.  It was issued in…Continue readingHow this pewter object relates to Haddington? 

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Where in Haddington was this shop to be found?

Test your knowledge of the town to identify the location of Brook’s tea shop and warehouse from this old bill…Continue readingWhere in Haddington was this shop to be found?

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Haddington’s History Society Quiz No.1

Test your knowledge of sculptures to be found around East Lothian. This quiz formed part of the HHS Members’ night…Continue readingHaddington’s History Society Quiz No.1