PART II: 1900 - 1950

car, buses and lorries had reduced the community's dependence on rail transport. The local economy had been undoubtedly strengthened since the early 1900s ­ and there was still a belief in the enterprise of the town and its future progress. The loss of our two railway stations, and the disappearance of two of the woollen-mills and a reduction of employment capacity at the March Street Mills, were events that no one could have foreseen halfway through the twentieth century, or believed possible.

 

 

 

Footnotes:

1
Lawson, I. C., personal notes
2 Survey of Textile Industry (Great Britain); Part III of a
  Survey of Industries (1928) pp270, 211
3 Ibid, pp213-4
4 Ibid, p217
5 Peeblesshire Advertiser, August 1935
6 Peeblesshire Advertiser, November 1937
7 Bulloch, J. P. B. (ed), Third Statistical Account of
  Scotland: The Counties of Peebles and Selkirk (Glasgow,
  1964) p87
8 Veitch, Douglas W., personal recollections
9 Finlayson, Sandy, personal recollections
10 Harper, Huge Geddes, (personal reminiscences, 1964)    
  supplied by his son, Andrew Douglas Harper
11 Buchan, J. Walter (ed), A History of Peeblesshire
  (Glasgow, 1925) Vol II, pp1O5-6
12 Scott, R. Douglas, (personal recollections)
13 Grandison, Leonard S., 100 Years On: 1886-1986
 
(printed privately; 1987)

 

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