Eyemouth and it’s surrounding villages in old photographs

Over the past three years people have been bringing in old photographs of Eyemouth and asking me to possibly produce a calender or a book of old photographs. The problem is it is such a minefield sorting out who’s copyright is who’s, although obviously some images here are too old to even worry about I do not wish to use anybody’s photographs illegally.

Therefore if anyone thinks I am using their image and they can prove ownership I will remove it, or if they dont mind I would give them a credit for use.

Some of these images I have cleaned and in time I will restore all the images I have been given if for no other reason but to archive a set of images for prosperity.

I will add more images to the blog whenever I can. If you have any images I could use please contact me.

Old Glass plate Image

Children playing somewhere near Swan Court

If anyone can recognize anyone in these images or has any information please let me know and I will add it to the relative images.

Church Street

I was really pleased when I got this image seeing as I live here.

Church Street 2

Old Eyemouth fisherman  “Auld Sands”

Harbour 1

Harbour 2

Harbour 3″
The house in the middle of the photo that connects the sole and the whale was demolished and when it fell into it’s cellars, they had to ship more rubble and soil in as it didn’t fill the hole it made… (smuggling at it’s best I would say). Courtsy of Elaine Peakman

Harbour 4

Eyemouth lifeboat man (who is he?)

Eyemouth fish market.

Gentleman in the blazer is James “Storey” Collin who was the harbour master at the time. He’s talking to George Craig

Does anyone know anything about this photograph? I have been told it is possibly St Abbs

Repairing a creel

High Street

Loading Herring

Meeks Yard

Packing the herring

Tar Castle

Walkers Store.

Apparently the sign was deliberate to gain attention to the shop. The young lass there is Kath Rosie who lives just along from there now. The photo is of Dundee House where Bing (WM Collin & son) has his electrician’s workshop.

Eyemouth flood 1948

Eyemouth Flood 1948

Eyemouth Flood

St Abbs Harbour

Gunsgreen House

Eyemouth

Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Harbour


At last a few more images, sorry its been a while.  I have been pretty busy with other projects and it does take a while to repair & clean all these images but I am getting there slowly but surely.

Three Fishermen Burnmouth

Bolinda Eyemouth

Burgons Ragtimers

Burnmouth

 Eyemouth harbour re-build

Fisher Lassies

Lads learning to tie knots (Eyemout Harbour)

The ladies in the photo are left to right Lizbeth McCloud, Mag Gowdy, Maglyn Darnelle, Morag Scotts Grandmother (name unknown)  If they were still here they would be 120 ish…..

Eyemouth’s Blacksmith

William  Dougall was also known as Old Titivate

William Dougall

St Abbs Fisherman George Colvin

Eyemouth Station

Eyemouth Station

Eyemouth Station

Burnmouth Station

Burnmouth Station

Crabbers working Eyemouth Harbour

The  Man with the crabs in his hands
Is George Colvin

Old Burnmouth Fisherman

Burnmouth Fishing Family

Old Salts

St Ella’s Place

Chapel Street

Shop Ladies

Lady Cleaning

Burnmouth Harbour

Glass slide image of Burnmouth 1910 – 1912

Burnmouth in 1910 – 1912

Glass slide image of Coldingham in 1910

Glass slide image of St Abbs in 1910 – 1911

A glass slide image of Eyemouth harbour in 1910

Glass slide image of Eyemouth Harbour in 1910 showing the old lifeboat house

Glass slide image of the old mill in Eyemouth

Hand painted glass slide image of Eyemouth in 1910 – 1912

Old Eyemouth with Gunsgreen House in the background

Eyemouth harbour construction. (courtesy Elaine Peakman)

Eyemouth Harbour 1912

Netherbyres Nr Ayton 1910

Maggie Murphys House Nr Ayton

Who is this man?

Burnmouth Fisherman 10

Does anyone know who this is please?

Burnmouth

Danny Stott & Jimmy Lough (Eyemouth)

Eyemouth Fish Market

Working on the Harbour

Concord Entering Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth harbour 10

Eyemouth

Jimmy Dougall

Willie Spiers

Star Devine

Petticoe wick

Petticoe Wick

Please leave a comment especially if you have any information about these photographs and add me to your favourites. Thank you,  Kevin.

23 thoughts on “Eyemouth and it’s surrounding villages in old photographs

  1. My Uncle Willie is Willlie Spears, wonderful set of pictures, other relations were Dougall, Patterson, my family moved from Eyemouth to New Westminster in 1912 approx, many Eyemouth names also were in New Westminster BC Canada

  2. Bill Craig ex Ayton now living in Loanhead with my wife Margaret nee Spraggon Foulden on said:

    hi thanks for some great memories,but surely the eyemouth flood was in august 1948 and not 1946.regards Bill Craig

  3. Lovely set of photographs. I am particularly interested in any of Burnmouth as my Grandparents used to live there & I have spent many very happy holidays there, both as a child & more recently.
    If you’re interested, I have some old pictures of Burnmouth/Ross/Cowdrait, that may contain faces featured in your sets. Also some from the early 70′s.
    Regards Pete

  4. Kevin i believe you were looking for info on the Craig family who had the old bakery. I’m not sure if i can get my hands on any images for you, but i will try. I am a relation of the family infact they were my Great Aunt and Uncle. I spent many a summer holiday in the property, which by then was just a residence lived in by my Great Aunt. It always fascinated me. Sadly it is as i believe,after checking out google earth, now turned into apartments. I will get back to you if i find any photos.

  5. The photos are lovely and give me an insight into Eyemouth from my ancestors’ eyes. My great grandfather (William Nisbet) was born in Eyemouth and with his wife Elizabeth (nee Patterson) and their children moved to the North east of England where my Granda was born. He appears to have left South Shields sometime after 1911 as he appears on the census for that year in South Shields. His will details are given as 13 Church Street, Eyemouth in 1941 and one of the witnesses was George Burgon McLean, a carter of the same address.

  6. Brilliant stuff. The one of St Ellas place though.. are you sure? The building to the left looks like Invereye and the building in the foreground looks as though it has the whale behind it. could be very wrong though!

  7. Thank you so much for these photographs. My great Grandfather was George Bone lost on the Myrtle along with his Son in the Great Disaster. I used to visit Eyemouth as a young child and there was an aunt Lebe who had a fish shop and also a fishing boat. I think it was called The Amelia.

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  9. Love the photos. In was hoping to find some of the Craig family who owned a bakery and large walled garden house. Alas I did not. Jane.

  10. This is so great! To see Eyemouth as my Gran and her family before her would have seen it. Thank you so much for these wonderful photos. I especially like the Fish Lassies as my Great-Grandmother was one herself. She lived in Church Street too! I will be sure to send this address to all my family members.

  11. these pictures are fantastic again a bit before my time but i would love to learn more about them myself am sure lawson wood has a lot of info on old eyemouth he maybe one to contact

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