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Information on the village of Yetholm, near Kelso in Scotland.
Name - originally there was a route through the hills to England, so Yetholm was the 'place at the gate', from the old Scots 'yett' meaning a gate, and 'holm' or 'ham' the Anglo-Saxon for a settlement.
Graveyard Record - Recorded by the Borders Family History Society in their 'Roxburghshire Monumental Inscriptions III'. The 2nd Edition contains the extension graveyard as well as the original.
Places of Interest - Kirk Yetholm is at the north end of the Pennine Way, and for many years those who had travelled the whole route and who could produce a copy of Alfred Wainwright's Guide could claim a free half pint.
St Cuthbert's Way also passes through Yetholm, on its way from Melrose to Lindisfarne.
The War Memorial is situated at the roadside half way between the two villages.
The Wauchope Memorial is on Town Yetholm Green.
The Gypsy Memorial stands on Kirk Yetholm Green.
The Yetholm Gypsies have made the village famous throughout the world. The Faa and Blythe groupings were the dominant families in British Gypsy culture throughout the past three hundred years. Although gypsy blood still courses through many local veins, the discreet family links have died out as the members have intermarried with the locals. The Baillie, Tait, Douglas, Young, Gordon and Blyth families all have blood links with the gypsy families of the past.
People Bearing the Name Yetham or Yethame
Famous People Associated