Meetings and Speakers

The Kilt Shop in the 1950s (click to enlarge)

The Society has a programme of speakers on local history from September to March. The syllabus for 2018-2019 can be found here.
Meetings take place in Dunbar Town House on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7pm (Speaker at 7.30pm).
The next speaker – on Tuesday 12th February – is Dr Jim Herring, who will give a talk entitled “Dunbar in the 1950s: Shops and Shopping – 3 shops and a shop/restaurant”. The talk will feature interviews with people associated with Louis Allen, Purves the Grocer, Knox Newsagent and Carruther’s shop and restaurant in the 1950s, along with contemporary photographs. The talk will also focus on the importance of summer visitors to Dunbar in the 1950s.