A detail of the various books, records and other documents held by the Society is set out below and on the two succeeding pages.
Anyone seeking further information on any of these documents or wishing to view them should get in touch with the Society Archivist Ronald RM114414@aol.com (tel. 01361 882166) with whom arrangements can be made.
The Society is always on the look-out for any photograph, document or paper relating to the history of Duns and its people and we should be delighted to hear from anyone who is willing to share any such with us. Items can be very easily and quickly scanned and photocopied and the originals returned
1)10 aerial views of Duns 1940s/50s.
2) Aerial view of Churchyard prior to road widening and realignment
a Parish Church
b Boston Church
c) Surrounding area
a) Memorial stone to the Rev. John Robertson in former South
3 Duns Buildings
a) Tolbooth 1690 - etching b) The former Corn Exchange
2) foundation stone - now in wall of Co-operative Building Newtown Street
c) Former library
d) Former Auction Mart - two images
e) County Building
f) Volunteer Hall
g) Royal Bank of Scotland -1930s.
h) Mercat Cross
1 In the Park (five images)
2 Newspaper images of reconstruction in Market Square
4 Duns Law
a) Covenanters' stone - 2 images
b) Stone marking the site of the old town of Duns
c) View from Duns Law (corn sheaves)
d) do - general showing Town Hall - probably pre. 1930
5 Duns Public Park
1. Duns Scotus Memorial
2. Park keeper using old fashioned mower
6 Duns Regal Cinema Easter Street
b) Sandra Jones/Snowie outside Cinema
c) Cinema Cafe menu
d) Cinema Programme cover May 1956
e) Page from above
7 Duns Scotus
a) Statue Public Park - two images
b) Depiction - 2
c) Tomb Cologne Cathedral
8 Duns Shops/Public Houses
1. W Curle Castle Street.
9 Duns Streets
Old property Castle Street
10 Duns Tolls
a) Cheeklaw Toll House
b) Old Toll House
11 Duns Town Hall
1. Military Band 7.7.1917 (two images)
2. Town Hall and Murray Street from newspaper image 6.12.1925
3. Gathering outside Town Hall for announcement (date unknown) (from Berwickshire News 31.8.2000).
4. Reiver's election
5.12 images of Town Hall (or features of)
6. Youngsters in the Square c.1950
7.Rideout in the Square c. 1950
8. Military Display (occasion unknown)
9.pen and ink drawing
10 3 images taken immediately prior to demolition 1966
11 Town Hall Bell
12.'Likely Lads' on Town Hall steps.