The Cockenzie & Port Seton Local History Society was originally formed with the help of East Lothian District Council.
In 1989 a small group was formed which met in the old public library in the Pond Hall, and was guided by Mrs Clare Johnston and Mrs Elizabeth Clark from East Lothian District Council Library Service. Mrs Elizabeth Taverner was the secretary and the first chairman, Barry Johnston.
As membership increased, the library became too small, so the Lesser Pond Hall was used, although occasionally it was necessary to meet in the Pond Hall itself.
Following the building of a new Community Centre in the King George V Park in Port Seton, and with the Pond Hall being demolished, the meetings are now held in the Port Seton Community Centre.