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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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2017 Haddington Festival Survey

Come and tell us what you thought of this years Festival Week. Your feed back is important to us and allows us to focus our efforts in future years to the events that matter most.  ... read more


Haddington is hosting the Big Bike Revival, a nationwide event promoted by Cycling UK.
The event is taking place at Knox Academy on Friday 26 May between 9:30 and 16:30
The aim is to reconnect people of all ages with cycling and promote cycling to potential new cyclists as well as encourage regular cyclists to continue.

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2017 Festival Program

A Very Warm Welcome to the 2017 Festival

The Theme of the 2017 Festival week is CARNIVAL

Here’s a selection of Events being held at this year’s 2017 Festival Week.

More Events, and more detail on the Events listed below can be found in the soon to be published Festival 2017 handbook. There should be one popping through your door soon (Haddington Town addresses only), or one can be picked up from the Library at the John Gray Centre.

Tickets and information on the events unless stated are available from the Festival Events Desk, which is located within the Corn Exchange during the Festival Café’s every weekday.

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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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The Railway Hotel is getting a new name after its redesign/refurbishment - it's going to be 'The Bell'.

Haddington's had another Bell hostelry - the 'Bell Inn' where Norman T Craig's is today, on the High Street.

The 2nd photo of the High Street shows a sign high up on the wall that says the 'Bell Inn' (its not very clear due to Facebook's photo optimisation).

Photos sourced from George Angus and Jack Tully Jackson.

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The foot of the high Street exactly 45 years and 1 week ago, taken Wed 19th July 1972.

Apart from Knox and Noon, all the shops have changed, and I can remember passing J Wilson's the Fishmongers and bauking at the smell.

George Angus family material,

(John Hamilton, Admin)
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Hello Haddington, I don't know if this is appropriate on the page but I have come to a standstill! I am trying too track down My Uncle first. A longtime inhabitant of Haddington,an elder of the church? He remarried after My aunt passed away a few years ago. My mobile broke and I lost his mobile with it? I have been unwell in the meantime & I don't know how or what may have happened. My Uncles name is Jim Woodcock. ... See MoreSee Less

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