The 1939 Berwickshire Advertiser
Directory of Berwickshire
Aitchison, Wm. G. Beadle and Caretaker, Ayton Old Church
Allan, Miss, Bootmerchant
Allan, J.N., Black Bull Hotel
Armitage, T.G., Baker
Automobile Association Tel Box 38. Patrolman on duty – hours 11am to 11.30am ; 3pm to 3.30pm
Bennet, John. Stationmaster. Tel 24
Burn, C.T. Slaterer and Plasterer
Burn, W.G., Shoemaker
Christie, A.H., Plumber
Christie, J.K., Plumber
Cooper, J., Saddler & Ironmonger
Connochie, Mrs, Red Lion Hotel
Craig, M., Baker
Craig, J.D., Joiner
Dalgetty, Miss, Coal Merchant &c
Dalgetty, J.G., Tailor & Clothier
Doughty, D.B., Poultry Farm
Doughty, T.P., Writer
Frater, W.R. & Sons, Painters
Fyfe, A., Overseer, Ayton Castle
Hall, W. A., Cycle Agent. Tel 23
Hay, W., District Roadman
Hume, J.W., Painter and Decorator
Hume, Miss, Confectioner
Hume, Miss J.B., Stationer and “Advertiser” Newsagent
Inglis and Hogg, Joiner and Saw Miller
Ingles, J.I., Stationer, etc. Post Office. Tel 1
Jeffry, Mrs, Stationer & Newsagent
Johnston, John, Grocer (licensed)
Lawrie, T., Motor Hirer
Lugton, P., Draper
Marshall, T.A., Tailor
Martin, Jas., Bleachfield Mill
Martin, James, Gas Manager
Mason, J.M., Draper
Miller, P.C., Police Station. Tel 27
Morrison, A., Nurseyman
Phillips, A., Confectioner
Sanderson, D.H., Grain Merchant
Scott, P.W., Contractors, Whitrig. Tel 17
Spence, Misses, Dairy
Spratt, Mrs, Game Dealer
Stoddart, D.M., Grocer (licensed) Tel 22
SMT Agent, A. Philips, Grocer
Tait, Wm., Haulage Contractor. Tel 8.
Turner, Jas. & Sons, Slaters and Plasterers
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.
J.J. Rankin, Ayton Law (Tel Ayton 6)
James Scott, Whiterig
J.D. Smith, Peelwalls (Tel Ayton 15)
N W Willins, Kirklands
Churches - Church of Scotland, Rev. D.A. Hodges
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.
Secretary, A.H. Christie
Treasuerer, J. Aitchison
Secretary Insurance Section, J.A. Shed
Burial Ground - Clerk, A. Gladstone; Attendant, W White
Ayton District Nursing Association - Secretary, Mrs Smith, Peelwalls (Tel 15); Treasurer, Mrs Martin.
District Nurse - Nurse Plenderleith, c/o Lugton, Beanburn, Ayton
Rural Workers’ Approved Society – J.C. Whitehead, secretary
Banks - Mr G.G. Hogarth, Commercial, Tel.4; Mr W.F. Sanderson, Royal Bank of Scotland (Tel 28)
Ayton and District Cow Insurance Club - J.A. Shed, Secretary
Royal National Lifeboat Institution – Ayton and Burnmouth Branch.
Secretary, James Affleck
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 Stoddart
Secretary, Miss Gladstone
Ayton Troop of Boy Scouts – Scoutmaster (acting) Rev D.A. Hodges
Ayton Girl Guides – Captain, Miss P Willins
Brownies: Captain, Miss E. Hardy
Volunteer Hall - Secretary, W.D. Marshall. Caretaker, J. Cooper
Population of Parish
In 1911 -1577.
In 1921 – 1521
In 1931 – 1413
Valuation, £13,051, rateable £6,295; Railways £101, rateable £19; Electrical £71, rateable £49
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 (£225 16s, £28 5s), G York
Ayton Law (£710, £88 15s), J. J. Rankin. Tel. 6.
Ayton Mains (£202, £25 5s), Mrs M. Craig.
Ayton Mill, Messrs Yorke and Finlay
Bastleridge (£202, £25 5s), T. Hume. Tel 18
Chesterbank (£111 19s 6d, £14), Jas. Wood.
Cocklaw (£528, £66), R. Steele. Tel 36
Fairnieside (£794, £99 5s), D. Prentice. Tel. 37.
Easter Flemington (£100, £12 5s) Joseph Wood.
Eyemouth Mill (£193, £23 15s), J McD Walker. Tel. 30.
Greystonelees (£184, £23), Dalgetty and Gray
Gunsgreen Hill (£349, £43 10s), J.H. Sanderson. Tel Eyemouth 40
Highlaws (£300, £37 10s), J. Brown. Tel Eyemouth 67
Killielaw Muir (£68. £8 10s), Mrs C. Craig and J. B. Craig.
Linthill (£494, £61 15s), J. S. Rae.
Littledean (£364, £45 10s), J. T. Craig.
Netherbyres Mill. and Flemington (£54, £6 15s), W. Bell.
Peelwalls (£320, £40), Messrs J. and G. Brown
Prenderguest (£682, £85 5s), D. F. Lindsay. Tel. 3.
Redhall (£244 10s, £30 10s), J.H. Sanderson.
Upper Killielaw (£103 10s, £13), G. Nisbet
West Flemington (£172, £21 10s), Messrs Wood.
Whiterig (£829 12s, £103 15s), Jas. Scott. Tel. 17.
Whitecross (£272, £34), Messrs Johnnston.
Whitﬁeld (£272, £34), Messrs Smith.
Landed Gentry & Resident in the County
Furness, Sir Christopher, Netherbyres. Tel Eyemouth 37
Liddell-Grainger, Lady Muriel., Ayton Castle. Tel 12.
Smith, Mr & Mrs J.D., Peelwalls. Tel 15
Martin, Mr and Mrs Jas., Bleachfield Tel 40
Burn-Murdoch, Sheriff-Sub., H.B., Balabraes. Tel. Ayton 10