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Granny Paxton revisits the Black Bull Close

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Community Day on May 18th. The weather wasn’t on our side but we had a great day regardless with lots of people stopping by to hear more about our plans for the Black Bull Close buildings. You can read more about those plans here.

On a very personal level, we had a lovely moment when Dunbar resident, Sandy Cupples, visited the site with an envelope in hand. Can you imagine how thrilled we were when he opened the envelope and let us have sight of his lovely wee Granny holding court in her house in the Black Bull Close buildings?  You can see by the picture Granny was obviously celebrating a birthday and you can just catch sight of the range in the background.

The clearance work that took place last year, the archaeology, the background research at the John Gray Centre in Haddington and the conversations with the Dunbar community have helped us piece together how people lived in the Black Bull Close and this wonderful photograph has just topped it off. A beautiful moment captured within these fantastic buildings and for those of you who follow our social media channels you will remember that we actually found some rather beautiful wallpaper during the clearance; we can safely say the Granny had lovely taste.

As always huge thanks to the Dunbar community who inspire us to keep going with our projects; your support is hugely appreciated and never taken for granted.

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