Friends of John Gray Centre

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 documents and artefacts from the JGC collections and participating in the hands-on workshop.
  • Thursday 29 SeptemberA talk on listed buildings in Haddington by Emma Doyle – 2.30pm-4pm
    Learn about listed buildings in Haddington and the rules behind listing them from specialist in the field, Emma Doyle. Bring your questions to make the most of this unique opportunity to discover the architectural heritage of our town.
  • Friday 11 November, 2pm–3.30pm – A talk on Smuggling in East Lothian and Berwickshire, c.1740–1790 by Derek Janes
    Take pleasure in listening to some incredible stories about smuggling in the area, ask daring questions and marvel at the hair-rising details intertwined with important facts and additional information.