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1932 Directory

Names

Aitchison, Wm. G. Beadle and Caretaker, Ayton Old Church

Allan, Miss, Bootmerchant

Allan, J.N., Black Bull Hotel

Archbold, D.S.L., White Swan Hotel

Armitage, T.G., Baker

Burn & Johnston, Slaters and Plasterers, Beanburn

Cunningham, John, Red Lion Hotel

Cowie, George, Gas Manager

Christie, A.H., Plumber

Christie, J.K., Plumber

Cooper, J., Saddler & Ironmonger

Craig, M., Baker

Craig, J.D., Joiner

Dalgetty, J.A., Coal Merchant &c

Dalgetty, Miss, Coal Merchant &c

Dalgetty, J.G., Tailor & Clothier

Doughty, J.T.S, Writer

Ewart, William, Blacksmith

Frater, W.R. & Sons, Painters

Hall, W., Cycle Agent. Tel 23

Hair, G., White Swan Hotel

Hogg, W., Butcher

Hume, Mrs, Painter and Decorator

Hume, Miss, Stationer

Hume, Miss, Stationer and “Advertiser” Newsagent

Inglis and Hogg, Joiner and Sawmiller

Ingles, J.J., Stationer, etc. Post Office. Tel 1

Jeffry, Mrs, Stationers & Newsagent

Johnston, John, Grocer (licensed)

Johnston, J.L., Baker

Lawrie, T., Motor Hirer

Lugton, Geo.P., Blacksmith

Lugton, P., Draper

Martin, Jas., Bleachfield Mill

Mason, J.M., Draper

Morrison, A., Nurseyman

O’Neill, J., Stationmaster

Paterson, Alex., Shoemaker

Phillips, A., Confectioner

Scott, P.W., Contractors, Whitrig. Tel 17

Spence, Misses, Dairy

Spratt, Mrs, Game Dealer

Swanston, Mrs, Dairy

Stoddart, D.M., Grocer (licensed) Tel 24

SMT Agent, A. Philips, Grocer

Taylor, J., Dairyman

Turner, Jas., Slater and Plasterer

Waite, P.C., Police Station

Watt, Miss, Boarding House

Watt, Robt., Coal Merchant

Weddell, J., Blacksmith

White, John, Butcher

Whitehead, Jas. C., Cycle Agent

Wilson, A., Vet.Surgeon

Wood & Sons, Motor Engineers. Tel 5

 

Resident J.P.’s

Capt. H.H. Liddell Grainger, Ayton Castle

Adam Little, St Helen’s

J.J. Rankin, Ayton Law

J. Scott, Whitrig

Alex Smith, The Retreat

J.D. Smith, Peelwells

James Miller, Summerhill

 

Churches

The Rev. J.J.M.L. Aiken, Old Church of Scotland

The Rev. Jno. Paul, B.A., West Church of Scotland

Session Clerk of Ayton Old Church, Ainsworth Wilson

Session Clerk of Ayton West, J. Halcrow

 

Public School

Jeremiah Halcrow, Headmaster

 

Post Office

Mr Jas. Ingles. Tel. 1

 

Inspector of Poor and Registrar

A.Gladstone.

 

Medical Practitioner

Dr Edgecombe, who is on the Berwickshire Insurance Committee’s Panel. Tel 2.

 

Oddfellows Society

Secretary, A.H. Christie

Treasuerer, J. Aitchison

Secretary Insurance Section, J.A. Shed

 

Burial Ground

Clerk, A. Gladstone

 

Ayton District Nursing Association

Secretary, Mrs Smith

Treasurer, Mrs Martin

 

District Nurse

Nurse Johnston

 

Banks

Mr G.G. Hogarth, Commercial, Tel.4

Mr N.W. Willins, Royal Bank of Scotland

 

Ayton and District Cow Insurance Club

J.A. Shed, Secretary

 

Ayton Ex-Service and Recreation Club

Secretary, A. Gladstone

Chairman of Ex- Service Club, Mr N.W. Willins

Caretaker of Ex-Service Club, J. Gullen

 

Football Club

Secretary, T. Whitehead

 

Tennis Club

Secretary, A. Gladstone

 

Old Age Pensions

Clerk, A. Gladstone

 

Horticultural Society

Secretary, J.Gillies Dalgetty

 

W.R.I.

President, Mrs G.G. Hogarth

Secretary, Mrs Shed

Quoiting Club

Secretary, A. Thomson

 

Ayton Musical Association

Secretary, Miss Winnie Hume

President, Mrs Hogarth

Conductor, T. Patterson Lamb

 

Ayton Operatic Society

Conductor, D. Macdonald (Berwick)

Secretary, P. Gullen

Treasurer, Miss Alice Christie

 

Ayton Troop of Boy Scouts

Scoutmaster, A.L. Milne

A.S.M. Watt

 

Ayton Girl Guides

Miss Turnbull, Captain

Miss Sinclair, Lieut.

Miss Ruth Hume, Lieut

 

Volunteer Hall

Secretary, J. Cooper

 

Population of Parish

In 1911 -1577.

In 1921 – 1521

In 1931 – 1413

Valuation 1931-32 - £13,975 and £730 (Railways)

 

Half-Holiday - Thursday

 

Farmers

Ale Mill (£225), James Moor

Ayton Law (£1080), Jas. J. Rankin. Tel 6.

Ayton Mains (£240), M.L.Kirkwood

Bastleridge (£600), Messrs Landels

Chesterbank (£148), Messrs Wood

Cocklaw (£914), A. Steele

E. Flemington (£54), Messrs Wood

Eyemouth Mill (£180), W.Paterson

Fairnieside (£917), Wm. Prentice. Tel 14

Greystonelees (£275), J. & J. Rae

Gunsgreenhill (£500), J. Sanderson. Tel Eyemouth 40

Killielaw Muir (£94), Messrs Craig

Highlaws (£380), Jas. Sandison. Tel Eyemouth 39

Linthill (£575), Messrs Rae

Littledean (£428), Mr J.T. Craig

Netherbyres Mill (£71), W. Bell

Peelwalls (£401), Messrs J.&G. Brown

Prenderguest (£700), Mrs Lindsay. Tel.3

Redhall (£434), Messrs T. & A. Edgar

Upper Killielaw (£103), G. Nisbet, Acredales

Whiterig (£838), James Scott

Whitecross (£416), Messrs Johnston

W.Flemgington (£285), Messrs Wood

 

Landed Gentry & Resident in the County

Liddell-Grainger, Capt., H.H., Ayton Castle. Tel 12.

Smith, Mr & Mrs J.D., Peelwalls

Martin, Mr and Mrs Jas., Bleachfield

Burn-Murdoch, Sheriff-Sub., H.B., Balabraes. Tel. Ayton 10

The 1932 Berwickshire Advertiser Directory of Berwickshire
Ayton extracts