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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

BIG BIKE REVIVAL

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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(Been on holiday so old news!) The Waterside Bistro has opened again and back in the hands of the Findlay family again.

Here's a photo dated May 1991 from the Eric Groome collection, showing a great reflective shot of the buildings in the waters of the River Tyne.

Eric Groome family material.

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The Railway Hotel shut down on the 9th July (I'm hoping to gain access to take some photos). It's to be refurbished, so hopefully not too long befofre its open again.

Here's the Hotel taken on the 30th May 1954 by George (this photo has been posted before). Note the entrance to upstairs is still a double window - so I wonder what the internal layout was back then?

George Angus family material.

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It's been quiet for a few weeks as been on holiday, so what's been happening while I've been away...

There's the Gas Mains renewal on Pencaitland Road at the Railway Hotel junction.

This photo is from Eric Groome's collection and shows the 'accumulator' on Pencaitland Road around the 1930s, taken from Meadowpark.

The Haddington Gas Company at Rosehall shows on the 1893 map of Haddington (not yet been able to find when it was first built) and ceased to manufacture gas in 1962, when Haddington was connected to the national grid system (Scottish Gas), making twelve employees redundant.

I wonder if today's works is to replace the 1962 pipe?!

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