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Prestonpans

a small town and resort in SE Scotland, in East Lothian on the Firth of Forth: scene of the battle (1745) in which the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward defeated government forces under Sir John Cope. Pop.: 7153 (2001)
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A supermarket, school and small-scale commercial units are also planned for the town, which is likely to be given a name which references the site's historic links to Bonnie Prince Charlie - who marched across the boggy land in 1745 with his Jacobite troops ahead of the Battle of Prestonpans.
A NEW battle of Prestonpans is raging to stop an industrial complex being built on the site of the famous 1745 conflict.
Singer Coreen Scott and writer Andrew Dallmeyer join me on my radio programme to talk about their new Fringe production The Battle Of Pots 'N' Pans, aka the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans. It lasted about seven minutes but the victorious Scots partied for a fortnight.
Also on This Day: 19 BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil; 1745: Bonny Prince Charlie defeated government troops at the Battle of Prestonpans, Scotland; 1915: Sir Edmund Antrobus sold Stonehenge by auction for pounds 6,600 to C.
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans. 1756: John McAdam, Scottish surveyor who introduced the "macadam" system of roadmaking, was born.
"When Cromwell fought and won the battle of Prestonpans, he went round destroying many of Scotland's fortifications.
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Stuart) defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans.
Anniversaries: 19 BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil; 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated government troops at the Battle of Prestonpans, Scotland; 1866: Birth of HG Wells; 1915: Sir Edmund Antrobus sold Stonehenge by auction for pounds 6,600 to CH Chubb, who presented the site to the nation three years later; 1931: Britain abandoned the Gold Standard and the pound fell from $4.86 dollars to $3.49; 1949: England suffered first home defeat by a foreign football team when they lost 0-2 to the Republic of Ireland at Goodison Park; 1993: President Yeltsin dissolved Russian parliament and announced rule by decree.
1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Edward Stuart) and his Jacobite army defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans. 1792: France was declared a Republic and the monarchy abolished.
"We also do a lot of work with Glasgow University Battlefield Centre, and we're helping them just now on a special project on the Battle of Prestonpans.
1745 -- Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Stuart) and his Jacobite army defeated the English at the Battle of Prestonpans.
Anniversaries: 19 BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil; 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie defeated the English at Battle of Prestonpans, Scotland; 1866: Birth of H.