Dear Jennifer & Judith,
We have just spent an enjoyable few days with various members of my family staying at Easter House. In common with the rest of us they were considerably inconvenienced by the local road works and diversions, but they raised a question that I could not answer.
Why is it called Martins Bridge? Or should it be Martin’s Bridge? Who was Martin? Has he fame beyond the Borthwick Water? Perhaps a well-known Border Reiver?
If any of your readers could enlighten me, I, and my extended family, would be most grateful. In case there are other mystified residents, perhaps any replies could be published in a future edition.
Yours in expectation