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A Walk Through Aberlady
She recalls the Headmaster , Mr. Ross, at the local school, as well as teachers Miss Lavery and Miss Stuart and the fact that there was two classes in each room. Miss Lavery lived in Cross Cottage - a later residence of famous writer Nigel Tranter.
She then remembers that the family names Guy and Sinclair were dominant in the village and that they bought milk from Sinclairs in Haddington Road ( there was a farm there at one time ).
We will let her continue her reminiscence as it was told to us - as a walk through the village;
Then Sherrats for flowers. The Police Station - Mr. Gow being the local Policeman. The Post Office with Mr. Smith as Postmaster, at Christmas time we often picked up two hens tied together with a label on, presents from friends in Wick. Then on the corner was the Misses Scott, who owned the Draper shop.
Back to the Main Street, Steanes Variety, and bus depot ( Steanes was where the chip shop is now. Was the bus depot on the spare ground where Sinclair Court now is? ). Then the Golf Hotel ( now The Old Aberlady Inn ), over the road to Guy's Grocers - Laurie Guy drove the horse and cart, and later the van. Further up was the garage, again owned by Guy. Then Fairbairns Newspaper Shop ( Mr. Ross, the Headmaster, lived across from there next to the old school ). Then the Butcher Shop owned by Willie Wilson, also known as Haw Will.
Tommy Blair - known as 'Spud' because his father worked on farms, he lived in the old rows ( Red Row ) across from the butchers.
Then the Church and War Memorial and Blairs Sweetie Shop ( part of what is now the white house ) right on the corner ( conveniently on the way to school ), tho we never had money to spend. The Pleasanse was opposite the School and Elcho Terrace was next, and that was it.
In early 2008 Jessie visited Aberlady, with her husband, for the first time in 50+ years and we drove her around the village but School Road and all the houses to the East of the School were completely new to her, showing how much the village had changed in that time.
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