Programme 2022-2023

WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER 2022 at 7:30pm

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

A talk will be given about the important work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

WEDNESDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2022 at 7:30pm

Polton House’s War Time Role

Herbert Dryden will give a talk about Polton House, Lasswade including the story of  young refugees who came to the house prior to the outbreak of the Second World War.

Herbert Dryden

WEDNESDAY 14th DECEMBER 2022 at 12:30 for 1:00pm

Members’ Christmas Lunch at Broomieknowe Golf Club.

WEDNESDAY 18th JANUARY 2023 at 7:30pm

The Farm Servants of South-East Scotland 1750-1914

David McLean will give a talk about at the lives of thousands of farm-servants and bondagers who worked on the improved farms of Berwickshire, Roxburghshire and East Lothian through the years of the great agricultural revolution. It will explain the rural hierarchy from ploughmen downwards, the main tasks of the farming year, how farm-servants were paid, their living conditions and relationships with employers. Attempts to promote trade unionism in the countryside are explored before reaching the watershed of the Great War.

David McLean

WEDNESDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2023 at 7:30pm

The History of Polton Bowling Club

Richard Smith will give a talk about the history of this local bowling club.

Richard Smith

WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH 2023 at 7:30pm

Dr Mary Noble Memorial Award Presentation 

[Local Primary Schools’ Local History Project Competition]

WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL 2023 at 7:30pm     

 Annual General Meeting followed by a Local History Quiz


All meetings are held in The Pitcairn Centre, High Street, Bonnyrigg, unless otherwise stated.

Annual Subscription: £10.00, Visitors £5.00 per meeting.