Community at War
Lest We Forget
In 2015 a number of members came together as a project team to research the impact of WW1 on the Morningside community.
They invested the human costs from rolls of honour in schools, churches and local cemeteries as well as commemorative websites. A number of individual storylines were traced with the help of family members
The study also looked at the local business community, aspects of leisure and recreation, enlistment and training, objectors to conscription and medical and health care in the area.
It was also agreed that the study should be extended to consider the Morningside community in WW2. This was done mainly using oral reminiscence information provided by individuals who were school children during WW2.
The project has now reached the stage where the structure of a publication has been agreed and individuals in the groups are writing chapters for the publication. It is hoped that the publication will be available to MHA members and the wider public in 2019.
Since MHS started in 1982, its members have carried a number of oral reminiscences projects which have resulted in two publications:
Morningside Memories Volume 1
This publication describes personal experiences of life in Morningside from 1900 to 1940. This can be purchased at MHA events for £3.00
Morningside Memories Volume 2
This collection of oral reminiscences was published in 2003 and describes personal experiences of life in Morningside from 1940 to the end of the 20th century. This can be purchased at MHA events for £3.00
Morningside Heritage Trail
This very successful Morningside Heritage Trail, compiled by Fiona Brownlee under the aegis of the Morningside Heritage Association, highlights some 40 historically significant features of the Morningside area.
Copies of the map can be purchased at MHA events at a cost of £1.50