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Thanks to Peter Munroe

Thanks are extended to Peter Munroe on a splendid talk at the history society on 2nd February. His enlightening talk was on 'Treasure and a Coldstream Lad'.  

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Conservation of Medieval Lennel Kirk

Today, Coldstream's Heritage Ltd (Community Interest Company) is 'borrowing' the history society website to do three things:- 1) to alert volunteers that further archaeology will commence either in early or mid-March; 2) the stonemasonry repairs will be commenced on 3rd April by a firm from Blyth called Team-Force Restoration Ltd; and 3) we want to

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Aileen Orr – Talk on Wojtek the Bear

Grateful thanks are extended to Aileen Orr of Hutton for her wonderful talk last night on the famour bear of World War II. In front of a good audience Aileen never used any notes and talked spendidly about the famous Wojtek and the impact the bear had on the military. It was a wonderful presentation

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Coffee Morning to raise funds for Lennel Kirk conservation project

Coldstream's Heritage Ltd, a Community Interest Company set up to conserve and research the medieval Lennel kirk, is hosting a coffee morning in the British Legion next Saturday (7th) at 10:30am. Donations of bakes and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated, as would volunteer help. Donations can be deposited with Trevor Swan, Will Murray or

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Eric Grounds Talk – Thanks

We must thank Eric for a wonderful talk on Wark Castle etc at the December history evening. Eric is a very good speaker, funny, serious, interesting etc. Thanks Eric and have a good Christmas.

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Problems with the Website

In the past three months, we were experiencing problems with the website in terms of it occasionally being 'down', some sections 'down' or war memorial and grave headstone photos missing. Trevor Swan has led on rectifying these problems and it looks as if we have overcome them. We hope you enjoy the website.

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Website

We are experiencing some problems with the hosting plan and attempting to resolve these.

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Conservation of Lennel Kirk – Latest

August and September saw many hours of volunteering in conducting tonnes of rubble and soil clearing, exposing buried memorials, kirk entrances and steps and the exercise, supervised by Richard Carlton and his team of colleagues from The Archaeological Practice Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne, has been a success in confirming that the kirk, built in

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New Season of talks up-and-running

The autumn/winter/spring series of talks started last Thursday evening and continue through to May next year. Please refer to the Events section to see what's happening. The annual subs are £6 or if you just want to attend talks, £1 per talk. the talks are held in the Eildon Centre, Victoria Street.

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Thanks to David Welsh

Grateful thanks are extended to David Welsh of Morebattle for a splendid talk on the 1851 census of Coldstream. This took place last thursday evening in front of a packed hall.

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