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Eyemouth in old picture postcards volume 1

Eyemouth in old picture postcards volume 1

:   W. Lawson Wood
:   Scottish Borders
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-5143-6
:   80
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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Fragmenten uit het boek 'Eyemouth in old picture postcards volume 1'

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59. The interior of the Auld Kirk. The back waU now holds the famous Eyemouth tapestry depicting the disaster in 1881.

Church Street, Eyemouth

60. A view taken from Church Street looking down towards the Market Place in 1910.

61. Market Place is featured in this card from the turn of the century. The building to the left was occupied by Robertson & Co. drapers, the building now occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland. However, more significantly it shows the building to the left. This is the Masonic Lodge of St. Ebba No. 70. The foundation stone was consecrated in 1757. The upper windows were removed when the organ was installed. Mason's Wynd still exists today. A commemorative plaque of our National Bard Robert Burns is featured on the streetside wall.

62. Brother Thomas Patterson, the first fisherman ever to beoome Right Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge St. Ebba No. 70,1901-1902.

63. Looking down from the beginning of High Street to the Market Place. The two men are carrying the wicker baskets or 'sculls' home for their wives to bait and re-hook for the long line fishing, the spinners or 'imps' were made of horse hair. The sculls were painted blue on the extenor and generally white inside, the woeden lats on the inside were known as 'lintries', and stopped the bait etc. lying in the bottom of the scull.

64. A very fine view of the Market Place, The wide thoroughfare and cobbled streets were very mueh the symbol of the town in its heyday. The grocers shop in the background is still in the same family today; David Dougall and Sons. The shop's cellars were onee part of the old smugglers' stores which linked almost all the houses in the harbour area.

65. St. Ella's PI ace , off Chapel Street runs down to the beach, The fishing boats can be c1early seen in the bay. Behind the fishermen is the building which was formerly Black's the painters in 1913.

66. St. Ella's Wynd used to conneet George Square to the harbour, a 'nairry wynd', very typical of old Eyemouth. The Wynd no longer exists, thc property is now The Royal British Legion's special housing Swan Court.

67. High Street viewed from the Market Place. A scene little changed except for the removal of the walls and buildings from which was originally the parish school and then became a subscription library up from what used to be Armitage's butchers shop. Armitage also ran the bakers' next door. Mr. William Wood then took on the shop, and is now owned by David Walker. The fisher-women are carrying the baited sculls down to their husbands' beats.

68. A similar view from 1904 but taken from Dougal's grocers shop. It looks very much the quiet Sunday scene. The shop beside the two men, now T.e. Maltman's, was previously owned by Mr. Robertson, who was licenced to sell spirits and liquor, but lost it when the revivalists had a purge in Eyemouth and closed virtually all the Iicenced houses in the town.

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