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Dalkeith Since the War

Dalkeith Since the War

Dalkeith Since the War Dalkeith Since the War. Dalkeith emerged from the Second World War as a town undergoing enormous changes. The Woodburn housing estate was being built to the south and plans were afoot to extend it further. It was also decided that the worst of the town’s slums would be torn down, the town modernised and new housing built. A pedestrian-friendly town centre was planned and by the 1970s Dalkeith had been transformed into one of the most modern towns in Scotland. Apart from detailing these changes, this history of the town since 1945, with 57 photographs, also records some of the many events that the community has enjoyed over the years: the Gala Day, the Barbecue, the visit of the Queen in 1961, the grand opening of Jarnac Court, the annual show of the Dalkeith Horticultural Society and many more.

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