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Buildings Churches Fishing From the Archives History Past Talks

T Wilson Fish: Dunbar Benefactor and Historian – A Talk by Will Collin and Gordon Easingwood

The February 2024 DDHS talk was on the little known T Wilson Fish, who was a benefactor and historian and…Continue readingT Wilson Fish: Dunbar Benefactor and Historian – A Talk by Will Collin and Gordon Easingwood

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Farms From the Archives History Place names Royalty

East Barns: Celebration and Reference and Barneyhill employees

Two recent donations to DDHS from members Andrew and Margaret Ashton are interesting documents, relating firstly to the 1953 coronation…Continue readingEast Barns: Celebration and Reference and Barneyhill employees

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Buildings Castles History houses Past Talks Place names

Saltcoats Castle, East Lothian, and the Livingstones – A Talk by David Sowerby

The December 2023 talk for DDHS was by member David Sowerby and he kindly sent three slides, plus a link…Continue readingSaltcoats Castle, East Lothian, and the Livingstones – A Talk by David Sowerby

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Buildings From the Archives History houses Local Women Place names

Dunglass: Snapshots in Time – a talk by Dr Pat Simpson

The November 2023 talk was given by DDHS member Dr Pat Simpson and entitled Dunglass: Snapshots in Time. Pat has kindly…Continue readingDunglass: Snapshots in Time – a talk by Dr Pat Simpson

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Buildings From the Archives Health History Hospitals Place names

Putting Dunbar on the Map: A talk by Paula Williams, National Library of Scotland

Our first talk of the new season in September was very successful as we had an excellent talk on maps…Continue readingPutting Dunbar on the Map: A talk by Paula Williams, National Library of Scotland

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Buildings From the Archives History Hotels Local Women Tourism & Hospitality

The Roxburghe Marine Hotel

August 2023 Jim Herring did some research in the National Library of Scotland on The Roxburghe Marine Hotel, later the…Continue readingThe Roxburghe Marine Hotel

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Buildings History Shops

George Low & Sons: Shop, Upholstery and Auctions

July 2023 This month we are going to look at some new photos (donated by Pam Murray neé Low) relating…Continue readingGeorge Low & Sons: Shop, Upholstery and Auctions

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Buildings Exhibitions History Hotels Shops Tourism & Hospitality

Up Our Street Exhibition in Dunbar Town House

June 2023 This month, we are going to look at some of the boards displayed in the new DDHS exhibition…Continue readingUp Our Street Exhibition in Dunbar Town House

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Buildings Chemists From the Archives History Place names Shops Transport

Picturesque Dunbar – a Tourist Brochure (Part 2)

May 2023 This month, we are going to look at some more adverts from Picturesque Dunbar, the tourist brochures sold in…Continue readingPicturesque Dunbar – a Tourist Brochure (Part 2)

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Buildings Fishing From the Archives

DDHS activities 2022-2023

April 2023 This month, we are going to look at some slides from Pauline’s Smeed’s presentation at the AGM, in…Continue readingDDHS activities 2022-2023