I thought I’d look to see if I could find anything nice in the old papers in the British Newspaper Archive for Coldingham New Years in the past. And I found this report in the Berwick Advertiser on 18th January 1945:
The 1st Coldingham and St Abbs Brownies had a New Year’s tea party in the Parish Room. The games and dancing helped to spend an enjoyable time. The expenses were raised by the Brownies’ Christmas bazaar with the two Santas during December.