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1935 Directory


The 1935 Berwickshire Advertiser

Directory of Berwickshire

Ayton extracts



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

Allan, Miss, Bootmerchant

Allan, J.N., Black Bull Hotel

Armitage, T.G., Baker

Anderson A.P., Painter and Decorator, Old Town

Automobile Association Tel Box 38. Patrolman on duty – hours 11am to 11.30am ; 3pm to 3.30pm

Burn, Miss A, Slaterer and Plasterer

Burn, W.G., Shoemaker

Cameron, H.G., Draper

Cowie, George, Gas Manager

Chisholm A., District Roadman

Christie, A.H., Plumber

Christie, J.K., Plumber

Cooper, J., Saddler & Ironmonger

Craig, M., Baker

Craig, J.D., Joiner

Dalgetty, Miss, Coal Merchant &c

Dalgetty, J.G., Tailor & Clothier

Dickson, John, Red Lion Hotel

Doughty, D.B., Poultry Farm

Doughty, D.P., Writer

Duff, Wm., Stationmaster. Tel 24

Frater, W.R. & Sons, Painters

Fyfe, A., Overseer, Ayton Castle

Hall, W. A., Cycle Agent. Tel 23

Hume, Mrs, Painter and Decorator

Hume, Miss, Confectioner

Hume, Miss J.B., Stationer and “Advertiser” Newsagent

Inglis and Hogg, Joiner and Saw Miller

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

Marshall, T.A., Tailor

Martin, Jas., Bleachfield Mill

Morrison, A., Nurseyman

Phillips, A., Confectioner

Roadside ‘Phone 38

Sanderson, D.H., Grain Merchant

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

Scremerston Coal Company. Local Agent : R Bell

Spence, Misses, Dairy

Spratt, Mrs, Game Dealer

Southall Miss, White Swan Hotel

Stoddart, D.M., Grocer (licensed) Tel 22

SMT Agent, A. Philips, Grocer

Tait, Wm., Haulage Contractor. Tel 8.

Taylor, J., Dairyman

Turner, Jas. & Sons, Slaters and Plasterers

Waite, P.C., Police Station

Watt, Miss, Boarding House

Watt, Robt., Coal Merchant

Weddell, A., Blacksmith

White, John, Butcher

Whitehead, Jas. C., Cycle Agent

Wilson, A., Vet.Surgeon. Tel 21.

Wood & Sons, Motor Engineers. Tel 5. Depot for Robertson’s Parcel Delivery Service (Berwick and Kelso) A.A. Garage Roadside’Phone 38.


Resident J.P.’s

Capt. H.H. Liddell Grainger, Ayton Castle (Tel 12)

J.J. Rankin, Ayton Law (Tel Ayton 6)

Alex Smith, The Retreat

J.D. Smith, Peelwalls (Tel Ayton 15)

James Miller, Summerhill (Tel 29)

George Hardy


Churches - Church of Scotland, Vacant;

Session Clerk, F.S. Leys;

Organist, D MacDonald


Public School - J Fotheringham, Headmaster


Post Office - Mr Jas. Ingles. Tel. 1


Inspector of Poor and Registrar - A.Gladstone.


Poorhouse Attendant – A. Chisholm


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; Attendant, H Page


Ayton District Nursing Association - Secretary, Mrs Smith (Tel 15); Treasurer, Mrs Martin.


District Nurse - Nurse Johnston.No 1 Old Town


Banks - Mr G.G. Hogarth, Commercial, Tel.4;

Mr N.W. Willins, Royal Bank of Scotland (Tel 23)


Ayton and District Cow Insurance Club - J.A. Shed, Secretary


Royal National Lifeboat Institution – Ayton and Burnmouth Branch.

Secretary, Miss P.N.Willans;

Treasurer, Mr N.W. Willans, Royal Bank


Ayton Ex-Service and Recreation Club

Secretary, A. Gladstone

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

Caretaker of Ex-Service Club, J. Anderson


Tennis Club - Secretary, J. Aitchison


Old Age Pensions - Clerk, A. Gladstone


Horticultural Society – Secretary and Treasurer, A Gladstone



President, Mrs J. Shed

Secretary, Miss Gladstone

Quoiting Club

Secretary, A. Thomson


Ayton Operatic Society

Conductor, D. Macdonald (Berwick)

Secretary, Wm Duff

Treasurer, G.C. Burn


Ayton Troop of Boy Scouts - Scoutmaster, J. Henderson


Ayton Girl Guides – Miss J.Craig, Littledean, Captain

Brownies: Captain, Miss P. Christie


Volunteer Hall - Secretary, J. Cooper



Population of Parish

In 1911 - 1577.

In 1921 - 1521

In 1931 - 1413

Valuation, £12,740; Rateable £5,804; Railways £633, Rateable £119


Half-Holiday - Thursday



Postal Directory of Farmers

The first figures given after each farm indicate the gross annual value, being the yearly rent or value, and the second figures denote the rateable value in each case.

Ale Mill (£220 16s 2d, £27 10s), T.J. Purdie.

Ayton Law (£930, £116), J. J. Rankiin. Tel. 6.

Ayton Mains (£191, £24), Mrs M. Craig.

Bastleridge (£460, £57 10s), T. Hume.

Chesterbank (£111 19s 6d, £14), Jas. Wood.

Cocklaw (£795, £99 5s), R. Steele.

Fairnieside (£800, £100), D. Prentice. Tel. 14.

Easter Flemington (£100, £12 5s) Joseph Wood.

Eyemouth Mill (£193, £23 15s), Wm Paterson. Tel. 50.

Greystonelees (£246, £31), Dalgetty and Gray

Gunsgreen Hill (£375, £46 15s), J.H. Sanderson. Tel Eyemouth 40

Highlaws (£350, £43 15s), J. Sanderson. Tel Ayton 39

Killielaw Muir (£68. £8 10s), Mrs C. Craig  and J. B. Craig.

Linthill (£493, £61 10s), J. S. Rae.

Littledean (£440, £55), J. T. Craig.

Netherbyres Mill. and Flemington (£72, £9), W. Bell.

Peelwalls (£320, £40), Messrs J. and G. Brown

Prenderguest (£674, £84 5s), D. F. Lindsay. Tel. 3.

Redhall (£250, £31 5s), J.H. Sanderson.

Upper Killielaw (£103 10s, £13), G. Nisbet

West Flemington (£210, £26 5s), Messrs Wood.

Whiterig (£837 12s, £104 15s), Jas. Scott. Tel. 17.

Whitecross (£343, £42 15s), Messrs Johnnston.

Whitfield (£267, £33 10s), Messrs Smith.




Landed Gentry & Resident in the County

Furness, Sir Christopher, Netherbyres. Tel Eyemouth 37

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

Smith, Mr & Mrs J.D., Peelwalls. Tel 15

Martin, Mr and Mrs Jas., Bleachfield

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

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