As it was in 1932

In 2014 Ayton has one shop, but things were very different in the past. Below is a list of the Ayton shops and businesses in 1932. This list is taken from The Berwick Advertiser Directory Of Berwickshire 1932.

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

Allan, Miss. Bootmerchant.

Allan, J. N., Black Bull Hotel.

Archbold, D. S. L., White Swan Hotel.

Armitage, T. G., Baker.

Burn & Johnston, Slaters And Plasterers, Beanburn.

Cunningham, John, Red Lion Hotel.

Cowie, George, Gas Manager.

Christie, A. H., Plumber.

Christie, J. K., Plumber.

Cooper, J., Saddler And Ironmonger.

Craig, M., Baker.

Craig, J. D., Joiner.

Dalgetty, J. A., Coal Merchant &C.

Dalgetty, Miss, Coal Merchant &C.

Dalgetty J. T., Tailor & Clothier.

Doughty J. T. S., Writer.

Ewart, William, Blacksmith.

Frater, W. R. & Sons, Painters

Hall, W, Cycle Agent. Tel. 23.

Hair, G, White Swan Hotel.

Hogg, W, Butcher.

Hume, Mrs, Painter And Decorator.

Hume, Miss, Stationer.

Hume, Miss, Stationer And ‘ADVERTSIER’ Newsagent.

Inglis & Hogg, Joiner And Saw Miller.

Inglis, J. J., Stationer Etc. Post Office, Tel. 1.

Jeffry, Mrs, Stationer And Newsagent.

Johnston, John, Grocer (LICENSED).

Johnston, J. L., Baker.

Lawrie, T, Motor Hirer.

Lugton, Geo. P., Blacksmith.

Lugton, P., Draper. Martin, Jas., Bleachfield Mill.

Mason, J. M., Draper.

Morrison, A., Nurseryman.

O’neill, J., Stationmaster.

Paterson, Alex., Shoemaker.

Phillips, A., Confectioner.

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

Spence, Misses, Dairy.

Spratt, Mrs, Game Dealer.

Swanson, Mrs, Dairy.

Stoddart, D. M., Grocer (LICENSED). Tel. 24.

S.M.T. Agent, A. Philips, Grocer.

Taylor J., Dairyman.

Turner, Jas., Slater And Plasterer.

Waite, P. C., Police Station.

Watt, Miss, Boarding House.

Watt, Robt., Coal Merchant.

Weddell, J., Blacksmith.

White, John, Butcher.

Whitehead, Jas. C., Cycle Agent.

Wilson, A., Vet. Surgeon.

Wood & Sons, Motor Engineers. Tel. 5.

Resident J.P.S

Capt H. H. Liddell-Grainger, Ayton Castle; Adam Little, St. Helen’s; J. J. Rankin, Ayton Law; J. Scott, Whitrig; Alex Smith, The Retreat, J. D. Smith, Peelwalls, James Miller, Summerhill.

Churches. The Rev. J. J. M. L. Aiken, Old Church Of Scotland; The Rev. Jno. Paul, B.A., West Church Of Scotland. Session Clerk Of Ayton Old Church, Ainsworth Wilson; Session Clerk Of Ayton West, J Halcrow.

Public School. Jerimiah Halcrow, Headmaster.

Post Office. Mr Jas. Inglis. Tel. 1. I

Nspector Of Poor And Registrar. A. Gladstone. Medical Practitioner. Dr. Edgecombe, Who Is On The Berwickshire Insurance Committee’s Panel. Tel, 2.

Oddfellows Society. Secretary, A, H, Christie; Treasurer, ,J Aitchsion; Secretary, ,INSURANCE Section, J, A, Shed.

Burial Ground. Clerk, A. Gladstone.

Ayton District Nursing Association. Secretary, Mrs Smith; .TREASURER, Mrs Martin.

District Nurse. Nurse Johnston.


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

Mr N. W. Willins, Royal Bank Of Scotland.

Ayton And District Cow Insurance Club. J. A. Shed, Secretary.

Ayton Ex-Service And Recreation Club. Secretary, A. Gladstone; Chairman, Mr N. W. Willins; Caretaker, J. Gullen.

Football Club. Secretary, T. Whitehead.

Tennis Club. Secretary, A Gladstone.

Old Age Pensions. Clerk, A Gladstone.

Horticultural Society. Secretary, J. Gillies Dalgetty. W.R.I. President, Mrs G. G. Hogarth; Secretary, Mrs Shed.

Quoiting Club. Secretary, A Thomson.

Ayton Musical Association. Secretary, Miss Winnie Hume; President, Mrs Hogarth; Conductor, T. Patterson Lamb.

Ayton Operatic Society. Conductor, D. Macdonald (BERWICK); Secretary, P. Gullen; Treasurer, Miss Alice Christie.

Ayton Troop Of Boy Scouts. Scoutmaster, A. L. Milne: A.S.M. Watt.

Ayton Girl Guides. Miss Turnbull, Captain; Miss Sinclair, Lieut; Miss Ruth Hume, Lieut.

Volunteer Hall. Secretary, J. Cooper.

Population Of Parish. In 1911 – 1577, In 1921 – 1521, In 1931 – 1413. Valuation 1931-32 £13,975 And £730 (RAILWAYS).

Half-Holiday. Thursday.