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Hugh Kerr and his six staff outside the Loanhead bakery c. 1905.

Hugh Kerr and his six staff outside the Loanhead bakery c. 1905.

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1965

DALKEITH: All the signs are that this will be a record-breaking Christmas in Dalkeith. There seems little doubt that more money is being spent this year than ever before. At Dalkeith Savings Bank, for example, withdrawals are up by 10 per cent on the same period for last year.

1975

MIDLOTHIAN: Council house rents in Midlothian are going up again. The District Council has approved increases ranging from £15 to £23 a year which will take effect from April. This is the second hefty blow to tenants within just a few months. In October rents were raised between £15 and £30 a year.

1990

MIDLOTHIAN: Bonnyrigg, Lasswade and Roslin will end 1990 on a high note – picking up the awards for Midlothian’s most improved communities. There will also be cause for celebration in Penicuik, Edgehead and Cousland, all of which were highly commended by Midlothian District Council in its annual search for community participation in improving the environment.

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