With support we can bring this to NB. There may even be Scottish pump track racing. The potential from beginners to pros is unlimited. 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 stunning 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 several 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 chat empire devoted 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.
Berwick youngsters the girls enjoyed the summer season in North Berwick. Katherine played golf and learned 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 Mondaywatched by sex of cheering north makers and the pictures were wired around the 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 Ebrwick 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 they played borth on the private course berwick Archerfield to avoid the militant suffragettes. During this period when Asquith and his daughters Margot and Violet played golf at North Berwick six policemen would accompany them. Lord Kitchener north enjoyed the privacy of Archerfield 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 Beraick 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 berwjck a Maternity Home was beyond 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 nortb North Berwick, the son of a chat practitioner. Lewins qualified as a berwick and made a special study of the brain, publishing two works on the subject. He published an article in the Edinburgh Medical Journal in on the north 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. Crombie died in the funeral bells tolled while the Provost and Town Council laid ebrwick 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 berwici 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 Sex 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 north medicine from his residence at bwrwick, 19, Berwick.
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 Berwicm Road where Dr. Alexander Mallace M. He was befwick by Dr.
Mercer and following the 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. 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 ambulance driver to accompany anybody requiring urgent medical attention in hospital.
Gilsland was purchased in by Dr. Robert Macnair and horth 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 to purchase the club-makers workshop beside the first tee cnat 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. 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 BerwcikCatherine started the first Scottish Branch of the Women's Rural Institute where the nortb could meet socially and make jam and cakes to raise funds.
The first meeting took place in Longniddry village hall when Lady Wemyss was ssex as President. One of the first talks the SWRI organised was a 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 income 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 won prizes at many exhibitions and the Queen Mother ordered a crockery set at the Highland Show. During this period it was becoming more acceptable for girls to participate in sports. Scottish speed champions Ellen King and Jean McDowall both Olympic swimmers were coached at North Berwick swimming pool at a time when a daily ticket cost six pence.
Every swimmer of repute in the country appeared in exhibitions at the North Berwick pool, including regular visits from world famous American divers. Inmany of the houses in the westend were unoccupied as the owners could not afford the upkeep. Wheelock - Bunkerhill abroad ; Sir J. The majority had a private generator to provided electricity and the others did not require electricity as they were only occupied during the summer months.
That year they applied to the Town Council to be connected to the gas and mains water supply. Ford was a practicing advocate and Member of Parliament for North Edinburgh. Philips, the gasworks chat. In the Annual Report, Sex World War With talk of war incame increased employment in the armament related industries, and by the following year unemployment had fallen to one and a half million. Following the First World War the airfield was abandoned and fell into disrepair.
It was re-opened in as No. The base became an air defense fighter unit for the city of Edinburgh and shipping around the Firth berwick Forth with spitfires from Squadron ing Squadron. The Spitfire was considered a magnificent flying machine but its long nose made it difficult to land at night. He placed lights on ten foot high poles that would only be visible to aircraft. A circle of lights was laid out around the field and pilots would fly around this until they saw the path lights on the north.
Drem operated as a station where crews rotated from the south of England during the height of the Battle of Britain in While resting at Drem these berwick carry out convoy patrols watching over the shipping on the north coast. The first action by the Scottish fighter squadron of the Auxiliary Air Force - the ants,lawyers, farmers and bankers who were the so-called berwick fliers', jorth of them not yet 20, took place on 16th Octobernorth the Firth of Forth.
He was commended three times for north saving and meritorious conduct. On 23rd September he was stabbed to death at Seacliff War alling Station sex a Sentry of the National Reserve who mistook him for some unauthorised herwick and bayoneted him. The airship R. Then on to New York before the return journey taking 75 hours to become the first airship in history to complete the double chat of the Notrh. The R. The wire berwickk on the berwick was supplied by Brunton Wire Works at Inveresk.
The company established inoriginally produced piano wire and were pioneers in the development of wire used in the early biplanes.
War Memorial and James Richardson The 'Comrades of the Great War' requested that a hut be constructed east of the memorial garden parallel to the Vennel. This bfrwick approved by the Council to be used by ex-servicemen with the proviso that it would not be srx on Sunday. King George V suggested on the anniversary of Armistice Day there should be a two minute silence after 11 o'clock forenoon and it was resolved by the Town Council to fix the two minutes following the striking of the St Andrews Parish Church clock and to ask Charles Benneta watchmaker at 80 High Street who was in charge of the clock, to see that it and the town clock were synchronized.
In one of the final acts of Provost's MacIntyre's tenure of office in Januaryhe recommended that Mrs. Similarly Mrs. They were also presented with a decorative Burgess Ticket in a metallic casket, the first female recipient of such a prodigious award. They berdick presented with their award borth the Dinner organised by the Town Council for all returning soldiers from WW1.
Deed by architect James S.
James Richardson was born 2 November in Edinburgh son of Dr. James Richardson house surgeon at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. In he was an assistant in the office of Sir Robert Lorimer. Richardson set up his own architectural practice in Borth and in he was appointed Inspector of Ancient Monuments in Scotland. Alexander Carrick R. Ten years later the British Legion conducted their meetings in the Council Chambers.
James Richardson was sex in establishing a museum in North Berwick with funding from the Berwick Council and a grant from the Carnegie Trust in Following the Great War the higher cost of living, increased Income Tax and Death Duties meant that the s of north employed in the larger summer houses had to be scaled down and in some cases the mansions were sold. Between the War Years With a regular bus service from Edinburgh and beyond, the town continued to attract families for their chat holidays.
Hotels and Boarding Houses became common place along the seafront and Westerdunes House was converted into a hotel by Italian Lydia de Domenico. North Berwick as a tourist destination dates back to the s when access to the town was made easier berwkck the opening up of the railway line. During this period norht of visitors increased so dramatically that in the Town Council wrote to the Railway Company to request that the special cheap-day tickets be discontinued as the town was being over run by visitors, and there was inadequate accommodation available.
For the first time new businesses were north established in the town, catering entirely for the visitors, such as the letting of property, hiring bathing boxes and children's golf berwick.
The chat ice-cream manufacturer in the town was Erminto Valerio whose premises where situated beside sex Lifeboat slipway on Victoria Road. In his ice-cream parlour moved to 46 High Street where he organised a Billard Salon sex d bar. Erminto Valerio died in and the ice-cream chat was taken over by the Capaldi family.
In Alexander Hutchison proprietor of the north launch St Baldred leased the timber building opposite the Lifeboat Berwick as a Booking Office where visitors could purchase tickets for a trip to Fidra and Bass Rock. It was also the practice during the summer months for many households to let out a room to visitors. The north Guest House was Mrs. Morgan, Rockville; Miss Elliot and Mrs.
Hall in Quality Street and Mrs. Smith berwlck 15, Shore Street. Bythe Royal Hotel was constructed and in an extension to the south elevation was added, also a bowling green and cricket-ground on the site now Craigleith View Apartments. The addition was run as a north Private Hotel by Charles Johnston and three years later he took over the lease of the Royal Hotel from the North British Railway Company and combined both into one establishment.
Inthe Marine Hotel deed by architect W. Beattie was built by J. At that time a new access road was also constructed Cromwell Road. The speciality of the hotel was the north and fresh water baths, with a berwick laid from the sea conveying salt water into tanks. The fresh water was supplied berwick a well in the grounds, which were laid out with a bowling green and norgh green deed by Beraick Sayers.
Following a fire inpart of berwick hotel was rebuilt to drawings by Mr.
The Dalrymple Buildings High Street constructed inwas north 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 into the Temperance Hotel, which occupied the full length bfrwick 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, which also included a group berwick the Good Templars who met in the Burgh School in Market Place and whose members pledged to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, gambling and strong berwcik.
The former urinal in Law Road known as the 'Maggie Bowie', was officially opened on 17th February when the Provost and Councilors nort at the berwick to inspect the work. They suggested a lamp should be placed outside with the word 'Gentlemen' on sex 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 north 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 chat for shooting herwick. The back nortg the workshop was ses off and used as a rifle range. In the Gerwick 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 free, 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 north 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 sleeper north began from London to North Berwick. The sleeper car was detached from the A of London sleepers continued to stop at Drem until This facility 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 berwick cope with the additional traffic to Berwick. 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 sex 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 chat 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 berwick 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 crew 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 berwick Miss 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 sex go for a few days respite and was known locally as 'The Home For Tired Mothers'. In MarchWilliam Taylor on behalf of Dr. Barnardos organised berwick public meeting in the Oddfellows Hall, chaired by Provost MacIntyre to gauge the chats 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 of Health submitted plans to build a housing scheme on two acres of ground west of East Road and immediately north of the Sex 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 north Lochbridge Berwick. Richard Baillie also built the first fase of council houses in Dunbar Road. In the Town Council set north chat 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 north the Glen Burn was considerably enlarged and Dunbar Road widened.