Saving Dunbar's History
We have set up this website to give a comprehensive view of the history that lay in Dunbar. Although much of the history has already been destroyed we wish to try and conserve what we do have left. We aim to do this by making people aware of how much history has already been destroyed and allow people to see for themselves just how much history Dunbar has and lost. Hopefully people will recognise what a treasure chest Dunbar really is and will want to help us stop any more destruction to our history.





ALSO MONTHLY QUIZZES - Link here for the archive and here for the latest quiz

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Recent Updates:

   04/04/18:   T.T. Bisset postcard site added to and revamped.
   04/04/18:   Separate page created for Nick and the Sinners
   09/04/18:   Thomas Rankin, Methodist Preacher from Dunbar, added.
   01/06/18:   The Quizzes are back - May 2018 quiz added.
   01/06/18:   Anthony Dickson Home, VC, page added.
   07/06/18:   Cunningham Builders' photos added to Photo1 page.
   08/06/18:   December '17 quiz added retrospectively.
   13/06/18:   June '18 quiz and answers to May '18 and December '17 quizzes added.
   20/06/18:   John Turnbull, Stage and Film Actor, page added.
   30/06/18:   Catherine Miller Mitchell, Dunbar's Poetess, short biography added
   12/07/18:   April '18 quiz added retrospectively.
   12/07/18:   July '18 quiz and answers to June '18 quiz added.
   16/07/18:   T.T. Bisset biographical information added.
   17/07/18:   Website linked to Facebook @a1historydunbar.
   28/07/18:   January and February '18 quizzes added retrospectively. Answers will be given at the end of August.
   01/08/18:   March '18 quiz added retrospectively. Answers will be given at the end of August.
   12/08/18:   August '18 quiz (our centennial one) and answers to April and July '18 quizzes added.
   31/08/18:   Answers to January, February and March '18 quizzes added.
   03/09/18:   Our sponsors page added link here and Advertisers page removed.
   06/09/18:   Ten paintings by Jim Callow added to "Artists of Dunbar" page.
   12/09/18:   September and October '18 quizzes and answers to August '18 quiz added.
   12/11/18:   November '18 quiz and answers to September and October '18 quizzes added.
   09/12/18:   Oldhamstocks Primary School photos added to Schools Photo Gallery.
   12/12/18:   December '18 quiz and answers to November '18 quiz added.
   13/01/19:   January '19 quiz and answers to December '18 quiz added.
   17/01/19:   Spott Primary School photo added.
   12/02/19:   February '19 quiz and answers to January '19 quiz added.
   13/03/19:   March '19 quiz and answers to February '19 quiz added.
   12/04/19:   April '19 quiz and answers to March '19 quiz added.
   05/05/19:   New quiz page added for May '19 to April '20.
   05/05/19:   May '19 quiz and answers to April '19 quiz added (slightly early due to personnel unavailability).
   13/06/19:   June '19 quiz and answers to May '19 quiz added.
   12/07/19:   July '19 quiz and answers to June '19 quiz added.
100 quizzes and still going

This is how Lochend House once looked in its day of splendour. The house is situated at Lochend Woods. From a painting,
 pinxit 1871 (from memory), by the present Third Baron Bruntisfield's great-great-aunt, Julia Jane Jemima Maitland Warrender.
(T.T. Bisset courtesy of Rob)

This picture shows what became of Lochend House after the great fire.
Photograph by T.T. Bisset. A friend and Tom's brother John are the 2 gentlemen on the slope of the prominence. (1898)
This is all that remains of that once splendid house at Lochend. Through a little care
 and attention this building could have remained as beautiful as it once stood. This is
 just one example of how a part of Dunbar's history has been neglected. Hopefully, 
by this example, you can see for yourselves that Dunbar's history is being waylaid.

Lord John Sangster's Touring Summer Circus 1901

Craigs' of Craig-En-Gelt omnibus outing 1917 (Contemporised by J.A Callow)
(C. Ballantyne, babe-in-arms back row)

The above couple are brother and sister, Willie (1862-16/04/1956) and Helen (1861-1932) McNie,

 pictured at Raeburn's/Harley's Close, 137 High Street c1895. Willie was a watchmaker.

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