16 August 1919 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Breakfasted at 7.30 + left 8.30. Called for Mrs Leitch, Hill Street1 + Agnes Black, Whitmuirhall Toll which took me 15 minutes. It was a dull morning  + glass [barometer] falling. There had been a shower which made the roads splendid. S.W. wind slight. Ran to St Boswells, Jedfoot, Eckford, Caverton Mill, Frogden, Hoselaw, Mindrum, Akeld [and] Wooler. Took it easy + got to cottage at 1.30. Shortly after Jack [Roberts] arrived with his party + then Dora [Muir], Mrs McIntosh, Wally + Tim [?] in a hire from Bryson. We met the Robertsons from Alnmouth + pic-nic by Wooler Burn 11/2 miles up from the station. There was a flower show + games going on. I left at 3.55 + came back by Coldstream + Kelso, where I stopped for a drink. Got home at 8.45. Jack passed me near Prieston. The other car went by near town + reached home first. It was a delightful outing + I cycled about 87 miles. Feel stiff but not tired.

1 See entry for 15 August 2019

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/22, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1919]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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