P. T. Anderson, tailor and clothier, 69/71, High Street, East Linton, was a leading light in the East Linton Dramatic Association. He was a well-known amateur comedian, and his services were in great demand for entertainments all over East Lothian. Mr Anderson, in his early years, was a keen athlete, a prominent football player in the original East Linton combination and one of the best forward players of his day in East Lothian. As a sprinter he could hold his own with the best professionals. He was president of East Linton Bowling Club 1915 - 1919 and club champion on 4 occasions. A keen Freemason, he officiated as organist of Tyneside Lodge and was also organist of the St Andrew's congregation for several years. He had a great interest in the affairs of the East Linton Horticultural Society and rendered inestimable services to the Society in connection with its annual exhibitions. He was a member of the East Linton Town Council during the Great War. His children, Bobby, Ethel and Marjorie, were killed in a rail accident at North Belton level crossing on the 2nd December, 1960. Bobby was a town councillor and prominent member of the East Linton Bowling, Curling and Golf Clubs; 5 times champion of East Linton Bowling Club.
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