West Mills, Haddington – which sported a large tennis court for its employees.

Sorry for quality of photograph………Tennis Courts – West Mills.

Some tennis players – two men are Alex Cook & James Denholm- Lady in middle Janet Bathgate.

James Denholm and Wee Willie Smith [ as opposed to ” Darkie ” and ” Cropper ” Smith ] gave a lot of tuition to the new generations of players on the tennis court and were enthusiastic organisers of tournaments and matches which were played for medals.

The tennis court was complemented by another pretty garden at the east end of West Mill [ the Japanese Garden ] on either side of the lade, joined by a bridge known as the Fairy Bridge. It was a real pleasure to all the community to walk around the river and have a seat in these very pleasant surroundings.

Memory from – Weaving the Story.


Irene Higgenbotham – 29th June 2018.