Baberton Mains History Group

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Nominated for Category A: Investigating and Recording - Volunteer/community-based projects recording local history and heritage.


In 2013, residents of a 1970s housing estate in the south-west of Edinburgh got together to research and record the reminiscences of original occupants of the Baberton Mains houses as well as the history of the estate itself and the land on which it is built. This unusual enterprise brought the inhabitants of a modern housing development and of a much older settlement together to look, not just at the history of the latter, but at the making of history in their own time and at the story, from pre-history to the present day, of the land now occupied by late 20th century homes.