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Friends of John Gray Centre

Ola Wojtkiewicz, Development Officer at the John Gray Centre (JGC) writes – “Friends of the John Gray Centre area  a very dynamic local group and it would be great to raise awareness about them. Click on these PDF links for our promotional/membership leaflet and our Events programme for 2016.” A copy of the 2016 events are also listed here – What’s on in 2016? 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. Thursday 25 February, 2pm-5pm Haddington or other corners of East Lothian? Bring a few items and share your stories with Friends of the John Gray Centre! This informal event will be a fun way of meeting new people, joining the Friends or simply enjoying a cuppa and some quirky tales about our personal treasures stored in the attic or other corners of our homes. What’s in Your Attic? Do you have any treasured possessions which carry an interesting story? Or perhaps old photographs/maps/artefacts associated with Friday 15 April, 10am–12.30pm – Friends Annual Outing; visit to National Trust of Scotland Newhailes House in Musselburgh  Enjoy a bespoke tour of this gorgeous historic house and its grounds, and indulge in some delicious refreshments in the cafe while getting to know other Friends! Advance booking essential; 15 places available. Monday 6 June, 10am–4pm  Day with Mary Queen of Scots Mary Queen of Scots still fires imagination of many people, and her story is closely interlinked with that of Haddington and East Lothian. Spend a fascinating day listening to talks about Mary and her links with the County, viewing original... read more

2015 Armistice commemorations

This year’s Armistice parade included the laying of a wreath for David Cowan who, poignantly, was buried exactly 100 years to the day in St Mary’s graveyard. His wreath was laid by his youngest grand-daughter Mona Thomson from Dumfries. David died while training in 1915, but his name never appeared on the War memorial. However, it is displayed on a plaque inside St Mary’s. This photo shows Mona and Community Councillor john Hamilton, taken at the memorial candles inside the Corn Exchange.... read more

Haddington Fireworks 2015 – Saturday 7th Nov

This year’s Official Haddington Fireworks are next Saturday 7th Nov at Whittinghame Drive. Torchlight Procession & Pipeband starts at 6:15 from outside the Corn Exchange. Torches on sale from Corn Exchange from 6pm, or get a ‘£5 Torch & entry ticket’ from Betty’s, High Street. Gates to the Whittinghame Drive event area open from 6:30pm – with an entrance fee of £2 (all profits go to deliver next year’s event). Fireworks start at 7:45pm Purchase your Glow Merchandise from our official stall inside the gated events... read more

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