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Information on the village of Yetholm, near Kelso in Scotland.
In 1952, the Minister, writing for the Statistical Account notes:
'Many of the houses have no water, the inhabitants having to carry their water in pails from the village pumps. These houses have been condemned by the County authorities. In late years, people, particularly from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, have bought some of these houses and modernised them, installing water and electricity.'
He then records, strangely, that:
'A good number own their own houses and have improved their appearance and modernised themů. The inhabitants number about 140. Of these 12 are retired and 20 own their own houses.
By 1952, the village only had one shop - a baker's, one hotel - the Border and one business, R & W Young the stock transport and removal company. Of these only the Border Hotel exists now.
With the new housing estate which has been built, 'The Yett', Kirk Yetholm is once again growing. Facilities still, however, lie within Town Yetholm, apart from the Border Hotel.
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