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Peebles Hoard

The final talk in our 2021/22 season was given by Emily Freeman, manager of the Treasure Trove Unit in Scotland.…Continue readingPeebles Hoard

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Lost Haddington

Lifetime Haddington resident John Hamilton has taken on the mantle of past collectors of photographs of Haddington such as George…Continue readingLost Haddington

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Stories from Garleton: A Castle’s Tale

In a very entertaining talk David Connolly led us through some of the complexities of the construction and history of…Continue readingStories from Garleton: A Castle’s Tale

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The Grand Fleet in the Forth – The Royal Navy in World War 1

Andrew Kerr treated us to a detailed and fascinating talk covering the range of naval actions in WW1 – those…Continue readingThe Grand Fleet in the Forth – The Royal Navy in World War 1

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Of Popcorn and Picture Houses: A History of Haddington Cinemas

Dr Hanita Ritchie, Archivist and Local History administrator at the John Gray Centre, delivered an entertaining talk covering the development…Continue readingOf Popcorn and Picture Houses: A History of Haddington Cinemas

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Scottish Caribbean Historical Connections

April 15th 2021 Professor Sir Geoff Palmer gave a thought provoking talk about “Scottish Caribbean Historical Connections” He explained that…Continue readingScottish Caribbean Historical Connections

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The life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

Fran Woodrow, one of East Lothian Council’s archivists, described the life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie using letters and…Continue readingThe life of the 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

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Bringing Buildings Back to life – community archaeology at Black Bull Close, Dunbar

Jenni Morrison, an Associate of Addyman Archaeology, described the work being undertaken in Dunbar to renovated old disused buildings starting…Continue readingBringing Buildings Back to life – community archaeology at Black Bull Close, Dunbar

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New Light on an Old Ruin

East Lothian Archaeologist Stephanie Leith presented the findings of recent work at St Martin’s Church, Haddington in “New light on…Continue readingNew Light on an Old Ruin

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Is it true? -‘historical truth’ and the role of oral tradition

Local storyteller, Tim Porteous kicked off our season of zoom talks on 3rd December. His topic “Is it true? -‘historical…Continue readingIs it true? -‘historical truth’ and the role of oral tradition