All systems go for this year’s Haddington Festival

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The annual Haddington Festival week, due to run from May 30 to June 8, has a jam packed programme of attractions to suit all ages.

This year descendants of the Cranston family, which suffered tragic personal loss during the First World War, will return to Haddington from their homes in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the UK especially for the event.

Of the seven brothers who went to the conflict, four were killed, two were horrifically wounded and only one came home physically unscathed.

Many of their descendants will be meeting each other for the first time and a number of planned events will take place over the first weekend including the launch of the book Blood on the Thistle. A plaque in memory of the sacrifice made by the Cranston family will be unveiled in the John Gray Centre.

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