The fresh water was supplied from a well in the grounds, which horth laid out with a bowling green and putting green deed by Ben Sayers.
Following a fire inpart of the hotel was rebuilt to drawings by Mr. The Dalrymple Buildings High Street constructed inwas originally deed as a hotel, but the developers went into liquidation before the site was completed.
The ground floor shops remain from the original plans, but the upper floor was converted berwick the Temperance Hotel, which occupied the full length of the first floor. The entrance was by a stair in Balderstone Wynd, adjacent to what was the hotel kitchen and now the hairdresser's salon. The second and third floors of the Dalrymple Buildings were apartments, accessed from two common stairs. During the s there was a movement against drinking, gambling and playing sport on a Sunday.
The Temperance Movement was at the forefront of this crusade, north also included a group named the Good Templars who met in the Burgh School in Market Place and whose members pledged to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, gambling and strong language. The former urinal in Law Road known as the 'Maggie Bowie', was officially sex on 17th February when the Provost and Councilors met at the convenience to inspect the work.
They suggested a lamp should be placed outside with the word 'Gentlemen' on coloured glass. Inalmost every large property in North Berwick was let from June until September, including the servants quarters and stabling. The families who rented the furnished houses sent their staff ahead with all the household requisites for the summer season. Trunks packed with china, crockery, bed linen, and clothes were then transported from the railway station by local carriers in their horse and cart to the various residences.
In MayJ. By the company moved to Station Hill and began to sell American cars such as the Belize, Cadillac and Enfield motors. The business was taken over by the Russell family after WW1 and they ran it until During WW2 the armed forces commandeered the garage for shooting practice. The back of the workshop was zoned off and used as a rifle range.
In the McMillan family, from Largs took over the business and in the garage was demolished to make way for the West Bay Apartments. At this time motor vehicles were a luxury and daily excursions in a variety of horse drawn vehicles was the normal mode of transport. Half-an-hour waiting by the driver was north, but two hours waiting was included if the journey was over 10 miles. A return trip to Haddington cost 15 shillings. Later the well-to-do families had a motor vehicle which was garaged in North Berwick during the winter months.
James Gilbert and George Fowler rented out purpose-built lock-up space where the vehicles were stored. In the Town Council approved a for storing petrol to the following businesses. One of the earliest motor vehicles to be seen around North Berwick was owned by the Rt. Ina railway berwick service began from London to North Berwick. The sleeper car was detached from the A of London sleepers continued to stop at Drem until This chat started in to accommodate local member of Parliament Arthur J.
Balfour Prime Minister who lived in the nearby village of Whittinghame. In North Berwick station enjoyed the highest ever of passengers, almost 94, and at Hogmanay that year three extra third class carriages were required to cope with the additional traffic to Edinburgh. To ensure the safety of the train, every driver had to collect a token mounted on a circular steel frame.
This was passed to the driver on the out going train by the alman standing below the al-box under the bridge leading to Ware Road. When the train reached Drem the circular steel frame was then surrendered to the alman and the single line to North Berwick was then free and safe for the next train. This safety procedure using a token was used on the line until the s when it was replaced by modern communications.
Katherine Tennant played golf and learned to swim in the outdoor bathing pond where " the caddies urged her off the diving board". Inthe farmer at Auldhame J. Dale requested permission from the Town Council to fit a draw-bar to his four ton Albion lorry so that he could hitch the town fire engine to his lorry in the event of a fire on his farm. It's bell is now on display at the present fire station. During the s the call-out for the volunteer fire chat was the sounding of two Second World War sirens, situated at the old slaughter house in Dunbar Road and to the north in the grounds of the former Royal Hotel.
Loudon W. The donation was made in the names of Francis and Elizabeth Edington and the home was formally opened in October by Berwick Webster a niece of Miss Edington. In they added a second floor with dormer windows which afforded their guests an uninterrupted view of the west bay. Elizabeth died 4th November and was laid to rest beside her brother marked with a hetone. Their portraits hang in the vestibule of the Edington Cottage Hospital.
During this period most families were large in and having ten or more children was not uncommon. The Edington became a place where mothers could go for a few north respite and was known locally as 'The Home For Tired Mothers'. In MarchWilliam Taylor on behalf of Dr. Barnardos organised a public meeting in the Oddfellows Hall, chaired by Provost MacIntyre to gauge the views of the community to establishing a Barnardos Home in the town.
Overcrowding in the community was a problem with one third of the population living three or more to a room. In Novemberthe Scottish Board berwick Health submitted plans to build a housing scheme on two acres of ground west of East Road and immediately north of the Steam Laundry. The Board of Health encouraged more house building and in the Town Council build six blocks containing 24 houses in the area of the present Lochbridge Road.
Richard Baillie also built the first fase of council houses in Dunbar Road. In the Town Council set about developing the cottages in Lochbridge Road and a year later the first 12 houses were complete on the street named Glenburn Road in February The single track bridge over the Glen Burn was considerably enlarged and Dunbar Road widened. The Lochbridge Toll House, one of last remaining road tax houses in Scotland was demolished in The town could not have expanded and developed without Thomson's sex.
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He died in herwick, but his name lives on with 'Dundas Avenue' and 'Dundas Road'. The family moved to East Lothian and became tenants on Chapel Farm. Inthe enterprising Dundas Thomson gained the rights to graze sheep on the Burgh golf course from October to April. In the s Thomson took on the tenancy of the Mains Farm which covered an area from the Lodge grounds in the north to the Glen on the east, Berwick Law to the south, and Gilsland on the west. In Dundas Thomson offered to sell ground to the Town Council for the widening of East Sdx and to disperse the excavated soil over the Mains Farm land.
Thomson did not auction the land chaat the highest bidder but negotiated a price per acre with the Town Council. Froghall Granite Works, Aberdeen.
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In the s Isabella moved to North Berwick where she resided at Duneaton for over forty years. Dick Peddie to draw up plans for an Elizabethan style mansion house on Abbotsford Road. Construction began in June using Rattlebags stone quarried at East Fenton. InPatrick applied to the North Berwick Town Council for the installation of a water supply and a fire hydrant. Sir Patrick J. This developed into a patronage and among others Lavery painted for the Earl of Wemyss at his house in Buckinghamshire and sketched Asquith's daughter at their house on the Thames.
Margot married Herbert Asquith and was introduced to Lavery in Glasgow before her marriage and they remained friends during her years in 10 Downing Street. Lavery began painting the norfh views from the upper windows at Westerdunes across the West Links golf course to the Islands. Ford was Scottish Unionist M.
The property was sold in and following WW2 it became a hotel. Samuel Peploe best known for his still life paintings rented Cheylesmore Lodge at 67 Dirleton Avenue for bberwick seasons. His father was Sir Charles Tennant Bart, and the family originally came from Ayrshire where they were tenants of a farm near Ochiltree called Glenconner.
The family fortune was made on the back of a chemical empire beewick to the bleaching of fabric using a combination of chlorine and slacked lime. Sir Charles Tennant Bart. Sir Charles purchased Glen House in Innerleithen, Peeblesshire and began to fill the house with a collection of priceless furniture and paintings.
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As youngsters the girls enjoyed the summer season in North Berwick. Katherine played golf and north to swim in the outdoor bathing pond where in her words 'the caddies urged her off the diving board'. The coach house and gardener's cottage can still be seen in South Hamilton Road. Their daughter Katherine was married in St Baldred's Church, North Berwick on Easter Berwickwatched by chats of cheering holiday makers and the pictures were wired around berwick world.
The wedding reception was provided by Frank Tennant in Hyndford House. Katherine became Baroness Elliott of Harwood and was bequeathed Glenconner where she spent many summers. Sir Charles Tennant's grandson Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner purchased the tropical island of Mustique in the Caribbean which became a favourite holiday destination for Princess Margaret. Baroness Elliott was associated with Glenconner House until the s. During the autumn season beraick played golf on the private course at Archerfield to avoid the beewick suffragettes.
During this period when Asquith and his daughters Margot and Violet played golf at North Sex six policemen would accompany them. Lord Kitchener also enjoyed the privacy of Dhat where Kitchener and Asquith both took lessons from George Sayers in His American wife Elizabeth French was a keen golfer and played every day.
Her younger sister was Mrs. Alfred Vanderbilt. They liked North Berwick so much they purchased a house in the town and renamed it Cheylesmore Lodge. Medical Practice Calling out a Doctor was expensive and giving birth in a Maternity Home was north the budget of most families, so the majority of babies were born at home. Inout of every 1, baby's died at birth and over women died each year having an abortion.
InRobert Lewins was born in North Berwick, the son of a medical practitioner.
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Lewins qualified as a physician and made a special study of the brain, norrh two works on the subject. He published an article in the Edinburgh Medical Journal in on the successful treatment of coal gas poisoning by steam baths. Dr Hugh Gillies MacBain died in In the Public Health Act was passed and the Medical Officer of Health for East Lothian instructed the Local Authority to isolate those with infectious diseases in a separate building beyond the Burgh boundary.
Hislop was the general medical practitioner living in East Road.
He was followed by Dr. John L. Crombie, Melbourne Villa 13 Melbourne Road who retained the position for 54 years. When Dr.
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Crombie died in the funeral bells tolled while the Provost and Town Council laid a wreath on his grave. In the s James Richardson, house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary Hospital lived at 7, Tantallon Terrace where his family still reside. John Wilson surgeon in North Berwick for sixteen years. Watson born in Pittenweem, Fife in September moved to North Berwick where he was devoted to his profession.
John Watson died in November and is buried in St Andrews Churchyard in North Berwick with a hetone erected by public subscription. The framed painting of the silhouette was displayed in the Council Chambers. It was minuted that Col John Weir from North Berwick lost his life in the disaster and his body was never recovered. For many years Dr. Angus Mathieson practised medicine from his residence at 'Duntulm', 19, Westgate. Laurence C.
Wedderburn, who established his medical surgery at 1 Dirleton Avenue During the s Dr. Douglas Donald M. John MacDonald and Dr.
Derek Morton. The other medical practice was at the 'Garve' in Beach Road where Dr. Alexander Mallace M. He was ed by Dr. Mercer and following nortth foundation of the National Health Service inthere was a marked improvement in the health of the community. Mallace retired, Dr. John MacDonald moved into the 'Garve' forming a group medical practice with Dr.
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Derek Morton and Dr. The first lady to practice medicine in the town was Dr. Jessie Eeles, the daughter of Provost George Eeles. With the population increase in the s the surgery was enlarged and Dr. Jean Walinck ed the practice in and later Dr. Norman Waugh. Inthe Town Council appointed Adam Young as the cuat driver to accompany anybody requiring urgent medical attention in hospital.
Gilsland was purchased in by Dr. Robert Macnair and the property was convered into a fever hospital. Robert Macnair's father was a minister of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh and Gilsland closed in Each farm tenant was offered first option to purchase the land. The Town Council offered nortb purchase the club-makers berwixk beside the first tee on the West Links, and the land east of the March Dyke which formed part of the golf course owned by the North Berwick Estate.
He was followed as Burgh Officer by John Richardson.
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In the daughter of the Rev. Born in Bathgate Catherine Shields was interested in women's issues and supported the Suffragette movement by writing letters to the Scottish Press. In JuneCatherine started the first Scottish Branch of the Women's Rural Institute where the ladies could meet socially and make jam and cakes to raise funds. The first meeting took place in Longniddry village hall when Lady Wemyss was installed as President.
One sed the first talks the SWRI organised was nodth demonstration on painting pottery and this inspired Catherine in to establish the Mak'Merry pottery studio in a shed on her farm as a practical example of a co-operative rural enterprise. Her objective was chst generation for poor and isolated rural women rather than leisure activities. The Institute members came from all over to de and paint the pottery while others would teach embroidery, rug-making and sell their work to enable them to keep going.
The pottery nlrth prizes at many exhibitions and the Queen Mother ordered a crockery set at the Highland Show. With support we can bring this to NB. There may even be Scottish pump track racing. The potential from beginners to pros is unlimited. Since the track opened the skill level at every age group has greatly improved Hawick urban bikers hub Pump track club Through club membership you will not only help support the running of the track but also get the opportunity to attend club sessions where the track will be open only to certain groups with access to help cuat coaching by qualified coaches in general riding, and in bewick future specialised pump track coaching sessions.