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Hudson Hirsel Fund Grant

The society is extremely grateful to the Hudson Hirsel Fund for an £860 grant towards upgrading this website etc. Unfortunately the hosting plan is with a computer firm that doesn't answer the telephone or e-mails and the site is occasionally showing http/error messages. For example, sometimes the war memorial section cannot be opened. Hopefully, this a

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Conservation of Medieval Lennel Kirk

The project has now started with a Conservation Architect and Archaeologist appointed. The archaeology is first and the planned programme is:- 25th August – rubble clearance 31st August – Geophysical Survey Late September/Early October – Trenching. Coldstream's Heritage – Community Interest Company is looking for more archaeology volunteers.  Coincidentally, research into the history of the

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Jacob’s Well Improvement

Through Community Trust and History Society volunteers, the steps leading down to Jacob's Well have been laid with good gravel, making them tidier and safer. The path to the seat beside the river has also been cleared. It looks like the Woodland Trust, the owner of the woodland area, is going to work in partnership

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Repair, Conservation & Interpretation of Medieval Lennel Kirk

'We have lost our famous Priory and don't want to lose our Medieval kirk'. That has been the approach to fund-raisers by Coldstream's Heritage Ltd, a community interest company (CIC) set up to manage the project and own the kirk. It is a £100,000+ project and one grant funder has decided to give the CIC

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Society – Latest Initiatives

The Coldstream and District Local History Society is very busy just now and amongst several initiatives is start of the Autumn/Winter monthly talks. Details of these – held every first Thursday in the month – can be found on the website www.coldstreamhistorysociety.co.uk. The first one is on Thursday 1st October at 7:30pm in the Eildon

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Coutts Marjoribanks his life story

Coutts Marjoribanks They didn’t expect their loving son to change so dramatically when they sent him to discover himself in the new colony. Discarding the fame of aristocracy for the life of the often romanticized wild west, Coutts Marjoribanks (pronounced Marchbanks) would become a cowboy. His story will be told when O’Keefe Ranch holds its

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Community Energy Switch

Our kindred society, Coldstream Community Trust, is running a very valuable community energy switch from 4th August to save households money on energy bills and raise money for the activities of the Trust. Households can be anywhere in the UK, they need not be in the Coldstream area. Here is the detail:- FOR HOUSEHOLDS –

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History Society nominated for an award

As a result of the work carried out by the History Society at Lennel Kirkyard in transcribing headstone details into this website, it is being nominated by Historic Scotland for a national award, the Scottish Heritage Angel Award.The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. They were established in 2014.

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Thanks to David Welsh

Thanks are extended to David Welsh for his talk last Thursday evening on the Scotch Haugh and Baa Green. Any local wishing more information on this strange quirk of the Border line, there is reference to it in the history book on Coldstream 'Second to None: A History of Coldstream'.  

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