History in Lockdown: Postscript

History in Lockdown: Postscript

I started this project as a follow up to the start of the spread of the Corona virus to tell a new generation in Dunbar about the importance of the Royal Charter which created the burgh of Dunbar on 8th February  1370. In March we were considering covis as a threat...
History in Lockdown: Postscript

Dunbar in Lockdown

Dunbar in Lockdown- a personal perspective reflecting on the effect of Covid-19 on Dunbar.   To find a precedent for the current lockdown, one should go back to the winter of 1337/8 when Dunbar was besieged by the Earls of Salisbury and Arundel and defended by Agnes...
History in Lockdown: Postscript

Clan Dunbar International

Clan Dunbar International is a group which was set up in the United States in 1977 by Robert Bruce Dunbar. It was incorporated in the state of Florida in 1982 as a clan society There have been seven chieftains and the present one is David C Dunbar. It is a group of...
History in Lockdown: Postscript

Lest We Forget 

As the centenary of the Great War approached interest in the whole story of the war increased.  Programmes on television meant that we were reliving much of it. This interest has carried on to the story of the Second World War.  The Yeomanry memorial At the entrance...
History in Lockdown: Postscript

Twinning

The seeds which grew into the Jumelage go back a long time. Andre Monrocher had studied in Edinburgh and his wife Danielle had been an “assistante” in Dunbar Grammar School. East Lothian District Council c 1990 was enthusiastic about twinning. Representatives from...
History in Lockdown: Postscript

The 25pdr gun at Dunbar

The background. There is a long tradition of the presence of artillery in Dunbar 34 Battery of 16 Field Brigade [later regiment] was here before the Second World War and was armed with 18 pounders the predecessor to the 25 pounder. 57 Medium Regiment TA, the local...