Ormiston expert makes his own bit of history

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If you want to know what was happening in Ormiston in the 12th century, there’s a good chance that David Fleming can tell you.

That’s why overseas visitors and local people beat a path to the 87-year-old’s door, to discover family roots or seek the local historian’s advice.

The retired Merchant Navy seaman has built up a collection of photographs, cuttings and models that trace the community’s earliest origins.

Next week, he is due to receive the Ormiston Community Award, following his nomination in a household vote.

For full story, see this week’s East Lothian News. On sale now.

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