How did this Haddington street get this rather odd name?

April Question Calder’s Lawn: Who was Calder and why was it named after his/her garden! Maybe the road went through…Continue readingHow did this Haddington street get this rather odd name?

Society Talks: Getting away from it all – Marie de Guise’s Town House, Blyth’s Close, Edinburgh

A talk by Dr Anna Groundwater, National Museum of Scotland was held on 14th March 2024 at the Holy Trinity…Continue readingSociety Talks: Getting away from it all – Marie de Guise’s Town House, Blyth’s Close, Edinburgh

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?

Man’s First Flight Over Everest

A new paper has been added to Articles of Interest that was written by The Rt Hon. Lord Selkirk of…Continue readingMan’s First Flight Over Everest

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?

Society Talks: Mary Wyndham, Countess of Wemyss – A Tale from Gosford 

A talk by local historian, Ailsa Fortune, was held on 18th January 2024 at the Holy Trinity Church, Church Road, Haddington.…Continue readingSociety Talks: Mary Wyndham, Countess of Wemyss – A Tale from Gosford 

Events in the Area you might find interesting: Spring 2024

——————————————————————– The John Gray Centre cordially invites you to a special book launch and author event coinciding with Haddington Festival…Continue readingEvents in the Area you might find interesting: Spring 2024

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

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?

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?