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

Border’sRailway Community Partnership Meeting

The Corn Exchange project was featured at the Eskbank station table as part of the Borders Railway Community Partnership meeting yesterday . The partnership met at the Mining Museum and all the Stations along the line had tables and exhibitions to display activities and attractions that could tempt people to visit. The issue for Eskbank […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Melville Housing Association staff visit to view progress.

Meville Housing Association staff had a visit yesterday to the Corn Exchange to view progress being made. The interior is now coming together , with the office pods being erected and the screen between the museum space on the upper level at the rear and the main office area being put in place.The under floor […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bag seals from the Corn Exchange ?

Paul Mccabe a metal detectorist visited the Dalkeith museum this week to show members of the Dalkeith History Society some of his finds from local sites.Among his collection were a number of lead bag seals which he thought might be corn bag seals from the corn Exchange . He felt that he could donate some […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dalkeith Railway Exhibition back due to popular demand

Brian Scott’s exhibition on the history of the early railways of Dalkeith has been put up again due to popular demand with additional material from Brian. The exhibition is now up in Dalkeith Library . Brain is a railway enthusiast and member of Dalkeith History Society and has carried out extensive research with maps and […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Edinburgh University Architecture Students present to Meville Housing Association Board meeting

Dimitris Theodossopoulos, tutor at Edinburgh University School of Architecture together with  three students , Aurelie,Priyanka and Bowen presented their findings on the research they carried out on the Corn Exchange  double hammer beam roof  to Melville’s Board meeting yestersday.

Five students were involved in the project and they constructed two models of the roof to look […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

Update on progress.

Work is well advanced now on the repair,restoration and conversion of the building.

Internally new floors are in place,the plaster/insulation boards are being installed on the main walls and mechanical,electrical and plumbing works are progressing.The mezzanine floor for the new musuem is in place and the two lifts, one for the museum and the other for […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Doors Open Day

An exhibition and slide show was held in the  Dalkeith County Hotel to illustrate the work being carried out in the Corn Exchange and a steady stream of people attended throughout the day , from 10.00am to 4.00pm.About 40 people attended. Having then seen the exhibition people were able to walk along to the Corn […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dark and Deadly Dalkeith , Guided Walk

The Dark and Deadly Dalkeith guided walk lead by local historian Rae McGhee was very well attended and popular again. The walk was arranged as part of Midfest and 28 people attended on Sept 11th  to listen to stories about the darker side of Dalkeith ‘s history , visiting sites along the High Street , […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iwozheredalkeith Guided Walk

The Iwozheredalkeith guided walk took place last night , but not many people attended. Those that did had an enjoyable evening , we each choose our favourite red plaque and then walked around to find them and to read their stories with the assistance of Susan Grant the artist , giving background information about the […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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