Inner Wheel Club of Musselburgh

Committee 2017 - 2018

 President Mary McKinlay
 Vice President Vivien Ireland
 Secretary Morna Fergusson
 Treasurer Julie Douglas
 International Services Sandra Dickson
 Club Correspondent Wilma Raitt

Syllabus

2017  
 September 20th
Sale of handbags
 October 18th
Ballads & Blethers – Mary Fleming
 November 15th
District Chairman Julie
 December 6th Christmas Party
2018  
 January 17th
Fresh Start – Helen McMillan
 February 21st
Yarn Bombers – Shona McDonald
 March 21st Business Meeting
 April 18th Recent Travels - David Finlayson
 May 16th
Charity Cheque handover
 June 20th AGM

 

 

Coffee Morning

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Flower demonstration

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60th Charter Anniversary

 

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Club members celebrate 60 years of Musselburgh Inner Wheel

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About the area

Musselburgh dates back to Roman Times. Around Inveresk Hill, the largest Roman encampment in Northern Britain was set up. The Romans bridged the River Esk and built our first harbour to supply their Fort. Numerous relics of their stay have been discovered - and some are still being brought to light. An Archeological dig has just finished. Later on , Mary Queen of Scots paid us a visit and surrendered to the English army after the Battle of Carberry Hill. For two months before the Battle of Prestonpans we had Oliver Cromwell's troops camping on our Links - and Prince Charlie stayed here before that Fateful day!

The Town motto "Honesty" dates back to 1332 when Randolph Murray - Regent of Scotland died in the burgh after a long illness, during which he was devotedly cared for by the citizens of the town. His successor offered to reward the townspeople for their loyalty but they refused - saying they were only doing their duty! The new Regent was very impressed and said-"they were an honest set of men" - hence the name "the Honest Toun"

There has always been a tradition of fishing here - our Coat of Arms is made up of three mussels and three anchors. Our Racecourse is the oldest in Scotland. Many visitors come to Musselburgh for race meetings, nowadays for the steeplechase as well as the flat racing and recently the course has been updated to a very high standard. Within the racecourse is our historic nine hole Golf Links - which the record books date back to 1672. Between 1872 and 1891 there were six Open Championships played here. It is also claimed that James1V played golf here.

The Queen's Bodyguard when she visits Scotland - "The Royal Company of Archers" - compete annually on the Golf Links for the Musselburgh Silver Arrow - claimed to be the oldest sporting trophy in the world, dating back from 1667

Meetings

Day

 Third Wednesday of the month

Time

 7:30 pm

Place

Ravelston House Hotel
182 North High Street
Musselburgh EH21 6BH

Ravelston House Hotel, Musselburgh cropped

 

 

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President Mary McKinlay