Apart from the election of the Attlee government in 1945, which profoundly affected the social and economic structure of the countryside, there was little direct impact from outside events during the period. There was the prisoner-of-war camp at Gilmerton, which provided some Italian labour on the farms and estates in the 1940s, but few seemed to have settled after repatriation.
THIS ACCOUNT OF WHITEKIRK & TYNINGHAME PARISH WAS WRITTEN BY PETER AND HERMINE DE IONGH. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESEARCH WERE PROVIDED BY THE FOLLOWING:
- Archie MathiesonEnvironment – Squirrels
- Brian McGuireGeneral information
And the recollections of Miss J. Anderson; Gladys Dale; Robert Dale; Mrs E. Fitzell; Douglas Gardner; John Hume; Mrs Jacholke; Mr R. Jack; Jean Jackson; Mrs P. Jarvis; Alastair Milligan; Mr & Mrs G. Moffat and family; and Mrs H. Watt.