Greatrex Drama Event in the Corn Exchange

Pupils from St Andrew’s Primary school in Gorebridge performed the Greatrex storey in the Corn Exchange to an invited audience last night , another performance to come this evening . The drama ,”Last Stop Dalkeith “was scripted and directed by Matt Dunn a drama student from St Margaret’s  University Edinburgh , with assistance from other […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Views of old Dalkeith applied to window shutters

Images of old Dalkeith have now been applied to the external window shutters along the Corn Exchange elevation facing onto the right of way from St Andrew Street to the high Street .These look great and add interest to this side of the building giving an insight of aspects of Dalkeith’s history and heritage .

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By |April 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteers needed for the new museum

The Corn Exchange had a table at Volunteer Midlothian’s recruitment day at Lasswade High School last week .A few people picked up copies of the volunteer pack .Thanks to Chris and Sylvia for their help on the day explaining the aims and objectives of the new museum .

We do need volunteers to help run the […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Melville Housing Association staff move into the Corn Exchange

The big day has arrived and MHA staff moved into the Corn Exchange over the weekend of the 12th March .Still a few things to do but as from today the office will be open to the public . The next stage will be the fit out of the museum which will go ahead over […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

School children bring the Greatrex story to life

Matthew Dunn a drama student at Queen Margaret university is working with primary school children at St Andrew’s school in Gorebridge to develop a drama event based on the story of Greatrex the forger .Dalkeith History Society member David Murphy is helping Matthew and the pupils at the school to bring the story to life.Rehearsals […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Melville Housing Association will move in 2 weeks time

Melville Housing Association had intended to move in this weekend , but there are a few finishing off things still to do  so will be in two weeks time . Work is nearing completion and Melville staff are looking forward to move into their new offices , exciting !!!!!.

   

By |February 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work now well advanced

Dalkeith History Society Committee visited the building yesterday and were impressed with the new museum space now taking shape .Melville Housing Association are moving into their office space in the building over the weekend of the 27th February . They will be open for business in the restored Corn Exchange on the 1st March . […]

By |February 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brian Scott’s Railway Talk

Due to popular demand Brian did his Dalkeith railway talk again as part of Dalkeith’s Love your library week.About 45 people came along to Dalkeith’s library to hear Brian talk about the development of the Innocent railway and the North British railway in Dalkeith . His drawings of the route and of lost stations and […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brian Scott railway enthusiast in demand again

Brian Scott, railway enthusiast and member of Dalkeith History Society has been asked to give his talk again about the history of Dalkeith railways as part of Midothian Council’s ” love your library week”.

The talk will be on Wednesday the 3rd February , at Dalkeith library,7.00pm to 9.00pm, refreshments provided.Don’t miss this fascinating insight into […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David Bruce talks about his book on Greatrex the Forger

David Bruce the author of the recently published book on the forger  Greatrex gave a presentation to the Dalkeith History Society last Monday evening . The talk was very well received , the audience were fascinated on hearing the details of the storey of Greatrex and his two colleaques the Grimshaw brothers.

Greatrex and the Grimshaw […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments