This year is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. An exhibition in the John Gray Centre Museum examines East Lothian’s contribution to the campaigns of World War One, from the experience of the soldiers and local regiments who served overseas to the effort on the home front and the effects on the towns of East Lothian.
Our War: East Lothian 1914–1918 is on
until 30 November and there will be related events and activities throughout
the six months of the exhibition.
Check the What’s On section at
www.johngraycentre.org for more details.
conjunction with the JGC exhibition, some of the libraries in East Lothian are
also holding exhibitions to mark the WW1 centenary.
From now until the end of August
Longniddry Library have a display of WW1 memorabilia borrowed from some of
their readers, including a collection of postcards sent by a serving soldier to
his family, and some artefacts. There is
also a range of books covering the Great War.
In Gullane Library, they have a
small display of information on Gullane during WW1 available to see in the
library until end of August.
Click here for opening hours and library locations.