Monday, 10 July 2017

Old Photograph Tram And Hay Cart Prestonpans Scotland


Old photograph of a Tram and Hay cart in Prestonpans to the East of Edinburgh, Scotland. When the monks of Newbattle and Holyrood arrived in the district in 1184 there was already a settlement named Aldhammer on the site of what is now Prestonpans. The monks gave the settlement their own name, Prieststown or Prieston. Because of the salt manufacturing carried out by the monks using pans on the sea shore, the town's name would later develop into Salt Prieststown and Salt Preston, and finally Prestonpans.



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