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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Common Riding

Young Common Riding keeping tradition alive

dc playcare2 CHILDREN at Langholm Playcare held their annual Common Riding last Wednesday when their Cornet Charlie Cuthbertson led the proceedings, supported by his right and left-hand men Codey Forster and Gregor Barker.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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Tasteful window is a winner

dc window5 LANGHOLM’S shop windows have been a sea of blue in the run-up to Common Riding as shopkeepers have decorated their windows in this year’s colours.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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Cornet gets sash at band concert

dc invested3 THE Langholm pipe band and town band played through to the Buccleuch Centre for the Common Riding concert on a glorious sunny evening last Wednesday.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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Cornet with a winning smile

CORNET Alasdair Cavers – the smiling Cornet – raised the spirits of every one of the thousands of people who lined the streets to watch the annual Common Riding day in Langholm last Friday.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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Turning up the heat

af At Castle Craigs againn CORNET Alasdair Cavers led 88 horsemen up to the Castle Craigs on a hot, dusty day last Saturday.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Setting a new Standard

af 1988 227 1 After a month of rain, rain and more rain in the wettest July for 104 years, only the most optimistic of optimists held out any hope for good weather on the Common Riding Day in 1988.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Galloping mum really put the Wynd up John

af 1953 227 1 Langholm Common Riding of 1953 was indeed a “glorious day of rampant exultation” and it will be remembered by all who took part in the 200 year old ceremony as one of the most successful festivals we have had for some time.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Zenith of Langholm year

The Common Riding has once again come and gone, and with its coming and going we have reached and passed the zenith of the Langholm year.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Worth another try for rugby skipper Alasdair

af cavers 14 227 1 For this year’s Langholm Cornet, perseverance has been his guide as he sought to achieve his ambition of carrying the town’s flag on the last Friday in July.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Ride and groom

af jeffrey 227 1 From the dizzying heights of being elected Cornet 25 years ago to reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro for his 40th birthday Andrew Jeffrey has certainly lived life to the full.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Amy rides off with prize as postcard gets stamp of approval

af Amy Moscrop 2 THE winner of the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser postcard art competition is Amy Moscrop.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Exiles head home to enjoy Common Riding

THE exiles who are home for the Common Riding are: David Purgavie, Toronto, Canada; Craig, Dora and Harry Brooke Barnfather, Los Angeles, USA; Jamie Little, Tomintoul; Jacqueline Rhodes (Coxon), Nicole and Jordon, Melbourne, Australia; Colin and Louvaine Turnbull, Melville, Western Australia; Stevie Beattie and Lorraine Drysdale, Alloa; Alan Hislop, Wimbledon, London; Malcolm Devlin, Annan; William Borthwick, Darwen, Lancashire; Julia Reid and Kevin Ellacott, Launceston, Cornwall; David and Ann Main (Christie), Edinburgh with sons Callum and Alisdair; Alice Jardine (Graham), Lockerbie; Rob and Lesley Muirhead (Graham), Shipley; Ian and Avril Robinson, Queensland, Australia with daughter Clare and boyfriend Ross; Robin Yoshiko and Alexander McVittie, Surbiton, Surrey; PJ, Kathryn and Aoiffion Brangan, Ternhill, Shropshire; Joyce and Irving Edgar, Irby, Wirral; Doreen and Ronnie McKye, Irby Wirral; Judith and Ian Tyson, Irby, Wirral; Paul Tait, Pollau, Austria; Virginia El Khaled (Tait) and daughter Suhaer, London; Brian, Glenis and Kathleen Ritchie, Wigan (formerly of Braehead); Gordon and Angela Little, Telford with Andrew and Zoe; Joanne Little, High Wycomb; David and Fiona (McVittie) Patterson with sons Liam and Ewan, Linton-On-Ouse; Kenneth Alexander and Kirstin McNay, East Calder; David Paul, Glasgow; David Haylett, Linlithgow; Joyce Harris, Rumford; Elizabeth, Christopher and Taylor Paul, Falkirk; Kirsty, Chirstopher, Grace, Faith and Zach Scott, Falkirk; Meaghan Sands, Cumbernauld.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Common Riding timetable of events

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Paying a special visit to diamond jubilee Cornet

af at day centre LANGHOLM’S senior citizens have been giving Cornet Alasdair Cavers a warm welcome and generous hospitality during his visits to various places around the town.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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A packed night at the Legion

sm legionnight THE Cornet’s night in the Langholm Royal British Legion Club last Friday was once again packed out.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Flute band hold their AGM

sm flutenight LANGHOLM flute band held its annual general meeting and social evening in the Buck Hotel last Thursday and it gave the flautists a chance to play a few tunes together.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Thomas is the winner of the Henwoll Trophy

SM HENWELLLLLLL002 IT WAS a glorious evening for the ride-out to Henwell last Tuesday when Cornet Alasdair Cavers and his right and left-hand men Andrew Elliot and Lee Earsman had 53 mounted followers.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Cornet will be the best in the business

af fts 227 THE businesses of Langholm have been giving their best wishes to Cornet Alasdair Cavers for a successful Common Riding tomorrow.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Cornet leads tributes at special church service

sm wreathlay THERE was a large congregation at the Kirkin’ of the Cornet service in Langholm parish church.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Mothers and toddlers welcome Cornet

sm cornettoddle LANGHOLM’S mothers and toddlers gave a riotous welcome to Cornet Alasdair Cavers and his right and left-hand men Andrew Elliot and Lee Earsman.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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