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page 2 Article in the Evening News – paragraph 4 reads “But before descending

page 2 Article in the Evening News - paragraph 4 reads "But before descending

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1966 – Bell’s Brae the approach down to the valley which once was the only road to the North of Scotland.”

There are comments from Mr MacKenzie who lived in number 1 Well Court and he mentions Granny Dougal an Eyemouth disaster widow who in 1881 during a great gale, 189 fishermen- 129 of them from Eyemouth – were drowned and 24 fishing boats — lost). Further comments were from 78 year old Mrs Cunningham who lived in Number 2 Well Court, Mrs Burns whose husband owned the Shop in Dean Path and the Beveridge Sisters who attended the small Episcopal Mission Church on Bell’s Brae. This Mission Church was connected to St Mary’s Cathedral in Palmerston Place and was their Annex Church.

Courtesy of the Edinburgh Evening News

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