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Woodhall Colliery

Pit ponies at Woodhall Colliery © Scottish Mining Museum

Woodhall Colliery was the only pit owned by the Woodhall Coal Company. Sunk in 1903, it was designed to produce coal for 20 years but favourable geological conditions allowed it to continue until 1944. Working pit ponies from Woodhall Colliery grazing in the East Lothian countryside on one of their rare ‘holidays’ above ground. Pit […]

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Easter Pencaitland

Easter Pencaitland (C) Richard Webb

In 1635, certain lands in Easter Pencaitland were confirmed by King James to James Livingston (Jacobo Levingstoun). In 1636, certain lands were granted to Sir James McGill, and in the same year lands of “Eister et Wester Tempilhall” are granted to John Pringle, W.S. (M. Joanni Pringill). In 1638, a large grant of lands is […]

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