Saturday, 28 March 2015

Welcome to the Auld Earlston Blog

Valuing the History of our Village 
for Future Generations

AULD EARLSTON is a small community heritage group in the Berwickshire village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders.  Set up in 2012 by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, it  aims to preserve the history of our community for future generations by  collecting documents and sharing memories and photographs. 

It was fortunate to  be donated  the rich historical and pictorial information gathered by local historians John and Mary Weatherly,  who had a wealth of documents,  photographs, press cuttings and memorabilia about Earlston.

An appeal to the local community resulted in the Group being inundated with  postcards, photographs and other information which has been  collated, scanned and indexed, with currently over 1400 items in this collection alone.

The Group is always  open to accepting other material with photographs scanned, and where requested,   returned to their owner.

Current activities include:
  • An annual slide show.
  • Displays on particular themes at local events e.g. Earlston Civic Week and Earlston Community Day.
  • A Sharing Memories project, talking to older residents and recording their  experiences on growing  up in the village.
  • An ongoing project to collect  press cuttings  on Earlston from local newspapers.
  • An associated Facebook page Lost Earlston, featuring old photographs and allowing  followers to share, discuss and learn from Earlston's past. 
On this new blog, we will be featuring items from our collection and short articles on aspects of Earlston's history. We welcome your comments and do sign up as a follower.  

To find more information on how the group was set up, how to contact us, and the latest new and events click on the red tabs above.