St Clements and St Ninians Church, Wallyford
|Population||2,431 (2001 census)|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
The village was initially populated by coal miners and later grew as an overspill/commuter town for workers in Musselburgh and Edinburgh. A tribute to the miners can be found marked on a stone through the main road (Salters Road) of the village.
There has been a major investment in the area which has resulted in the building of many private homes. Excavation is now underway for further expansion of the village to create a new town centre, school and housing.
The village is overlooked by the restored Fa'side Castle which was destroyed by the English after the Battle of Pinkie in 1546. In 2016, construction begin to regenerate the village. A new, replacement Primary School was completed in February 2019. A new village high street/centre will be created alongside a legible hierarchy of roads and footpaths, maximising connections throughout but in particular to the Village Centre and Community Woodland.
It has a primary/nursery school, playgroup, community centre, churches, library, post office, Miners' social club.
Victorian writer Margaret Oliphant was born in Wallyford on 4 April 1828. Among her best-known works were Katie Stewart, The Carlingford Chronicles and Tales of the Seen and Unseen. She died in Wimbledon on 25 June 1897 and was buried in Eton Cemetery near Windsor.
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