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A 1 Painted glass window pane with initials

A.2. Range fireplace from Whitchester House – side wall

A 3 Bag of horse shoes – end side wall

A 4 Leather stretcher and tools

A 5 Cauldron – wash house boiler? - long wall

A 6 Munitions Box

A 7 White China two handled jug (lid and handle broken, not complete)

A 8 Apothecaries jar and two glass bottles

A 9 Two large ladles – end wall

A 10 Record Player – Dimaphone – lower shelf + A 10 Record for Dimaphone

A 11 Radiogram

A12 Two Church Communion Tokens Duns Associate Congregational Church 1744 – John White Sn. minister - also Two Tokens Boston Free Church 1843.

A 13 Medal Borders Football Amateur League Championship 1911 -1912  

A 14 Clear Medicine Bottle W.M. Gunn Chemist Duns  

A 15 Green Medicine Bottle Dr. F.P. Meehan Duns.

A16 Former Town Hall Bell

A17 Presentation Box of Articles unearthed by Berwickshire Metal Detecting Club - gifted September 2003.

A18 Flag of Duns Football Club (returned to Duns Football Club)

A19 Police Sign from Swinton Police Station (with photograph of in situ), also two police stop signs, 2 helmets and small Berwickshire Constabulary hessian collection bag

A20) Display Hoarding from Duns Cinema for the showing of “Cecil B Demills “The Crusaders”.

A21) Picture and montage of Duns Football Club c 1910 in dark wood frame

A22) Painting of Toddle Merrie Cottage Duns

A23) Framed print of Duns Castle

A24) Fireman’s? Boot (steel capped)

A25) Flatley Airer/dryer

A26) Two cast iron chimney grannies?

A27) Carrier Bag from Jay’s South Street Duns

A28) Servant’s summons bell from the Episcopal Manse Duns

A29) Plaque presented to Mrs. Borthwick and her daughters 10th. June 1943 by G.G Gajozik Polish Priest billeted at Westwood Gavinton – see P92

A30) Two pencils promoting Clockmill Engineering Duns

A31) Duns Coronation Mug of 1902, Edward V11 and Queen Alexandra  

A32) Collection of Lantern Slides

A33) Box containing solution of Morphine Tartrate (empty)

A44) Radio Brimar Valve

A45) Bialaddan Mantle

A46) Case of old bottles found in attic of former Unionist Rooms

A47) Cigarette Lighter from WWI Shell?

A48) Small Cannonball found at Battlemuir by Duns

A49) Carriage Lamps (4)

A50) Slate used at Langton School

A51) Rolls Razor Strop

A52) Mincer Box 2

A53) Wooden Board from byre at Duns Mill Farm with hand written notes re progress of First World War

A54) Civil Defence Jacket and beret 1961 “Intelligence and Operations (4 badges cloth in breast pocket) lanyard attached to breast pocket - donated by the estate of the late Robert Stevenson  

A55) School slate do

A56) Egg weighing machine do

A57) Scout leader’s pole do

A56 Set of three knives 1 large 2 small and one leather holster plus straight Ghurka knife also in leather holster. Green Cupboard bottom shelf

A57 5 assorted beer and lemonade bottles.

A58) Pair of wooden and metal ice skates donated by Mona Edgar. 

A59) Two home spun table cloths bearing the name Robert Lauder Slegdam and the date 1827 donated by Miss Kathleen Dun, Melrose.

A60) Reiver’s Lass Bonnet belonging to Sandra Jones 1966

A61) Plate from David Porter’s Duns. (chaffinch)

A 62) Label from blanket Cumledge Mill

A63 )Tray Cloth depicting Duns Primary School embroidered by Isa Jones.

A64) Homepride Cotton Flour Bag

A 65) Rathburne Hotel Longformacus Cocktail Stick  

A66) The Lady Gibson Carmichael Berwickshire Beekeeping Association Medal 1894 won by Mr. John Johnston, Preston.

A67) Broken Bottle Peter Robertson special stout 15 South Street Duns.

A68) Two tea bags Wm Paterson Wine and Spirit Merchant 15 South Street Duns

A 69) Two Mugs - Berwickshire High School and Duns 500.

A70) Vintage ‘flapper’ dress 1920s

A71) Two horse brasses (Charles and Diana 1981 plus 1d.)

A72) Ceramic ‘shoe’ with Duns insignia (New Devon Pottery)

A73) Mouth organ

A74) Butter Pats (2)  

A75) RAC Badge

A76) Soldier, Kit Bag with clasp and groundsheet WW2

A77) Embroidered table cloth for Coronation of King Edward V111 (King who never reigned)

A88) Cumledge Mill Blanket with Union Border – made for Peterhead Prison?  

A89) Duns Shield 1966 colours

A90) Wind-up Drunken Man purchased at Highland Show Melrose 1936

A91) Framed Embroidery to mark the Coronation of King George V1 by J Jones Easter Street Duns

A92) Collection of lapel badges Red Cross and Junior Red Cross (6), Civil Defence, Handiwives Guild, Christian Herald, SPCA, British Legion Women’s Section, WRI (2).

A93) 5 plastic milk tokens East Lothian Co-operative Society  

A94) Berwickshire High School Blazer Badge c. 1956 plus Lapel badge.

A95) 2 Duns Primary School Badges (red one Hay House)

A96) Blanket Labels (2) Laidlaws (Cumledge Mill)

A97) 2 Paintings painted at Newton House School Duns 1899 by Elizabeth Simson aged 12 years (Elizabeth Simson subsequently married Mr. McAlpine from Ryeslaw and had connections with the Swan Hotel).

A 98) 5 Unsung heroes of the Borders Beer mats, Andrew Lang, Tommy Fasson, Thomas and Robert Clapperton, Mary Sommerville and Willie Spears. Also David Hume 250th. anniversary beer mat.

A99) Rudyard Kipling Mug –The absent minded beggar

A100) Romany Cup

A101) Two spoons (Nunraw Abbey and Margaret Thatcher)

A102) Duns Souvenir Tax Disc Holder

A103) Part of banister from former Duns East Church, Easter Street

A104) Curling stone used on Hen Poo. (held by R Morrison0

A105) Concho Shell in memory of the Rev. W.D. Herald

A106) Cup and saucer showing depiction of Duns Castle

A107) Table cloth signed by employees at Robert Pringle Duns.

A108) Duns Primary School Badge

A109 Medal Longformacus Rifle Club 1909 awarded to Alexander Lawrie (donated by Helen Aitchison).  

A110) TT milk bottle top from Simpson’s Dairy Duns.

A 111) Horn Spoon with Duns Coat of Arms

A112) Tweezers used at Cumledge Mill

A113) Charles/Diana Crown, Silver Jubilee Crown, 2 half crowns and 3d. piece.

A114) Domino Championship cup and plaque (Adam Elliot)

A 115) RAF Uniform and greatcoat.  

A116) Tea Box J Robertson Duns – presented by Jack Utterson.

A117) Duns Football Club Medal (J Mabon)  

A118) Toc H Display Board/lamp/wall board/sign and literature; also Magazine ‘This England’ summer 1995 containing article

A119) Domino League Score Sheet

A120) Various rosettes/colours etc. including from Coldstream Cavalcade 1956, Musselburgh Riding of the Marches 1956 from the estate of the late John Elliot

A 120) Framed Cartoon dated 1783 showing ’Old’ Hunter bank agent Duns and Mr. Hog Harcase presented by Councillor R.G. Johnston 1951.

A121) Cup (Anglia Arcadian) with Duns Coat of Arms

A122) Duns Dings A’ Rosette  

A123) Milk bottle (with cap) Simpson's Dairy 17-19 South Street (donated by Mr. David Walker)

A124) Beer bottle Smith Riddle & Co Kelso

A125) Various framed photographs presented by British Legion, Duns - Rev H Mackay dedicating new flag, Conferment of the Freedom of Duns on KOSB 1972, Erskine Hill Trophy (bowling) 1947, Memorial Service 1981, Guard of Honour 1930

A126) British Legion Duns Roll of Honour.

A127) Collection of WW2 artefacts including, gas mask, respirator, eyeshields. anti-gas ointment, cap, badges, tabs etc. also George111 silver coin. - Side wall

A 128) Women's Rural Friendship table cloth with names Margaret O'Brien President 1980 - donated by Sandra Snowie

A 129) Top half of little drummer boy outfit 1948 - Mrs. Forbes Dancing Class Box 3

A130) Cup with Duns Coat of Arms

A131) Bowler Hat with label of James Blaikie 18 Currie Street Duns donated by Stella Lauder

A132) Various military insignia (Polish?) formerly the property of Mr. Leught 26 Bridgend – donated by Brownie Gray  

A 133) One of final rolls of paper from Chirnside Mill 1950s

A134) Chain of Office of Duns Round Table with separate plaques for every holder

A135) Tie with Duns Coat of Arms

A136) Chairman and Vice Chairmen’s Chain of Office Duns and District Round Table with names 1975-1999.

A137) Girl Guide badge and button donated by Mona Edgar,

A138) Mounted montage of Duns, related photographs and adverts.

A139) Games Champion medal Berwickshire High School awarded to A.S. Miller 1924 (donated by Jean Pilkington)

A140) Two concho shells with the name Mr. R Middlemiss Temperance Hotel, Easter Street donated by Alan Bellwood, Chirnside,

A141) 6 auger bits for drilling

A142) 4 Patterns for Cart Wheels

A143) 4 Patterns for cart wheels (straight)

A144) Various wooden patterns (turnip box – corn box,20 moulding planes, 1 wooden pulley, oil stone, shepherd’s crook - plough plane.

A145) various pairs butter pads

A146) 1 Hedge knife

A147) 2 Lenon saw

A148) 2 rasps

A149) Marking gage

A150) 2 cartwheels Lube?

A151) 1 wash board

A152) 1 trouser press

A153) 1 mincer  

A154) weights of grandfather clock

A155) milk?

A156) 1 tap dye

A157) 1 cold chisel

A158) 5 plough planes

A159) plane

A160) Summer Festival Badges 1954 to 1973

A161) Labelled Medicine bottle - D.B. Johnstone 8 Market Square  

A162) New Carriage Lamp  

A163) Constabulary Bag  

A164) Bottles McEwan Pale Ale  

A165) “ David Veitch Duns & Greenlaw  

A166) Photos – foam backed Duns Summer Fest 19?

A167) May Speedy’s Library

A168) Personal Papers – Gourlay of Sinclairs Hill

A169) Exhibition Material

A170) Old Record by Guy Mitchell  

A171) Battery Charger  

A171) Boston Church poster for Soiree  

A173) Jim Clark Rally Banner 2011  

A174) Padre’s uniform  

A175) Jelly pan

A176) Duns Primary School shoe bag  

A177) Coronation Mum Elizabeth II 2.6.1953  

A178) Silver Jubilee Mug Q.E. II 1977  

A179) Bonbon dish – David Porter Duns  

A180) Boot hook  

A181) Military ground sheet and kit bag  

A182) Miscellany of football photographs and medals donated by Ramsay Brack  

A183) Boston Church Key - Box

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