Had a charming cycle run with Archie Robertson1. Left in the car at 6 + got the 6.40 at St Boswells for Kelso. It was daylight when we arrived. We ran to Cornhill via Sprouston + being unable to get any breakfast there as the inn was full of fishers, went on to the Blue Bell at Crookham2. I took the wrong road from Cornhill viz the one to Mindrum which made it about a mile further. After breakfast we went to see the Flodden Memorial3 then back to Crookham [and] Ford + Etal4. At the latter saw the old castle. I had not been on this road for about 35 years. We went on via Grindon5 to Norham. Saw the castle: crossed to Ladykirk + went via Birgham to Kelso where we got tea + so home a little after 6.
1 Archibald ‘Archie’ Robertson (c.1872-1952), chemist and druggist
2 The Blue Bell Inn at Pallinsburn just E.S.E. of Crookham, grid reference NGR NT910,382
3 Flodden Memorial, NT890,373
4 Ford & Etal Estates are around NT932,380
5 Grindon, NT914,448), Norham, NT899,472, and Ladykirk, NT887,475
[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/23, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1920]