Tours of Border Abbeys

melrose_leaflet_outside

1963

I have noted before the souvenir guide for the Border Abbeys, published in 1964: Dryburgh, Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose. A small card guide (with colour printing) to Melrose Abbey was issued by MPBW in 1963. On the reverse was a tour of the abbey, ending at the ‘attractive museum’. The cost was 4d (with the adult entry to the site at 1s). The suggested station was Melrose.

jedburgh_leaflet_out

1968

The MPBW card guide (monochrome on blue card) to Jedburgh Abbey is less elaborate with the tour inside with small sketches to illustrate the key features. The cost of this guide was 2d (with the adult entry to the site at 1s).

The same text appears in the DOE leaflet at a cost of 1 p. The inside pages contain the same text as the MPBW guide. On the reverse is a tour of the abbey along with a plan.

Jedburgh_DOE_leaflet

1973

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A further leaflet was available for Kelso Abbey.

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