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Friends of the John Gray Centre (JGC)

Click here for details on ‘Friends of the John Gray Centre’ and their 2016 programme of Events.

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Festival 2016 quick look…

Here’s a selection of Events being held at this year’s Festival 2016. More Events can be found in the soon to be published Festival 2016 handbook.

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Friends of John Gray Centre

All events are free to Friends and cost £3 for non-members unless otherwise stated. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge, donations welcome.

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Find Free WiFi in East Lothian

East Lothian Council web and communications team have recently developed a ‘Free WiFi in East Lothian Map’ as part of their digital inclusion strategy.

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Ludovic Broun-Lindsay is standing down as Provost and Councillor at this year's May elections. It brings to an end a 30-year involvement with local government, after he was elected to the previous Garleton ward in October 1987.

In 2012 he was elected as the county's Provost.

The attached photo shows an almost unrecognisable Ludovic (lol) taken circa 1989, so not long after his election in 1987.

I've had the pleasure of several years of Ludovic's presence in Community Council meetings, and have to say he's one of the most principled and articulate men I've ever met.

Enjoy your pastures new, whatever that may be.

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Now that we've had the traffic wardens back, are you seeing a difference?

Here's Court Street from circa early/mid 1990s (there was a H reg car in another photo that came with this, so no earlier than Aug 1990). Note there are 3 lanes of traffic here, as you can just make out parked cars over to the right!

McManus family supplied material

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A post WW2 bit of social history. The year is 1945 and the Council asking for 2 prisoners of war to assist with refuse collection due to lack of available labour!

The letter doesn't say which camp they had in mind, it just says 'large camp adjacent to the Burgh'. I don't have the detail to know if this was targeting Amisfield POW camp, now the Golf course.

POW camp layout supplied by Jack Tully Jackson.

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