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The Galashiels Local History Society.
Charity No SC034141

The Club’s extensive collection comprises documents and objects of local importance dating back to the 17th Century, a wide range of 19th and early 20th Century artifacts.

The collection includes:

Photographic records exceeding 15000 items.

Maps of Galashiels and area.

Local town plans.

A glass slide collection.

Tape recordings of local people.

        Books, leaflets and pamphlets of local interest.

         Museum Collection.

Club events are held in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels at 7.30pm on  Wednesday evenings throughout winter and visits to places of interest in summer.

The club exhibits a different theme each year in Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels. 
"Old Gala Club Goes to Church" was the theme for 2007, showing the history with artifacts of the Galashiels churches, and ran from 31st March to 30th June. The exhibition included silver communion cups and plates from the Old Parish Church dated 1719. 
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In 2008, "Old Gala Club Goes on Holiday" - click here for more information.

In 2009  "Old Gala Club Goes to War" remembers the 70th anniversary of the start of WW2. 
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In 2010 "Old Gala Club Goes to Work in the Mill" shows the history with artifacts of the textile industry in Galashiels - Click here for more information.

Our 2011 exhibition "Old Gala Club Plays the Game" takes a dash through the social history of Sports and Games in Galashiels - Click here for more information.

Books of old photographs are published by the club. 

Our next book "Galashiels Through the Years - Volume 2" 
On sale now.


Price:- £8.00
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The club gives talks and support to schools and other local groups.

Details of the syllabus are published on this web site, in local newspapers and on the yearly membership card.

We  welcome anyone interested in history to attend our monthly meetings — and hopefully come and join the club.











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