From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes


Pages From The Past

Sentinel September 1893

This week we’re featuring pages from the Sentinel newspaper from September 1983. Twenty eight years ago, the headline highlighted the scandal of small locally based organisations losing out in the funding stakes.  The official response was an internal argument over which department was responsible for funding different organisations.  This may sound a familiar story to some!  Also featured in this edition:

  • Length of the post office queues
  • New health centre vandalised
  • News from the local community groups
  • Report on Ernie Palmer, veteran sprinter

You can read these stories and others by clicking here on Sentinel September 1983

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Wester Hailes in sound!

Scan this code to go to the Prospect Office Story

A couple of months ago, we tagged the Prospect office and linked it to a set of images on the Tales of Things website.  People who scanned the QR code, or who accessed the site via the internet were able to see a set of photos showing what used to be in the area before the office was built. 

Now Tales of Things have uploaded a set of photographs of Wester Hailes with sound to give an added dimension to the visual images.  The Tales of Things team were at the Learning and Information Fair on the 19th August at the Westside Plaza to record stories of Wester Hailes.  They used images from the Sentinel to spark people’s memories and linked the stories to the photos.  If you want to hear the stories, you can access them on the Wester Hailes page by clicking here on Tales Of Things site.  Click on the photo you want to find out more about and then listen to the stories.  Do you recognise any of the voices?!