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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Common Riding

The boy who was born to ride

af dale 247 1 THERE was never any doubt that there were going to be horses in Dale Irving’s life.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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The best ever Common Riding?

af Edgar Kirk Wynd 64 1 THE thundering of the horses’ hooves as 128 riders galloped up the Kirkwynd with Cornet Irving Edgar in the van, holding aloft the town’s standard; the children with their heather besoms, the exhortation of Fair Crier, Mr John Elliot, and the closing scenes in the densely packed Market Place are now a memory.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Dark clouds may loom but will not stop us...

af John Wilson 1914 “Should auld acquaintance be forgot.”

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Wet from morn until night

af arch 1939 1 OUR Common-Riding has once more come and gone, and – what a day! After last year we declared it was impossible to have had a worse day, but this time we can without hesitation say that all records have been beaten, so far as wet weather was concerned.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Sing in rain

af beautiful 89 1 THE early morning rain which prevailed as the Flute Band perambulated the streets and aroused townsfolk from their slumber did not in any way dampen the spirits of Langholmites, exiles and visitors on 1989 Common-Riding Day.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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‘We will be with you in spirit’

af horse riders 1944 1 THE Common Riding of 1944, with its traditional glamour and pageantry, its brilliant spectacle, its fun and laughter and friendly intercourse, is a memory of yesterday – a memory already carefully stored away in the archives of the subconscious mind, to be brought forth at will and relived whenever occasion demands.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Dozens of riders go on a n-Ewes ride-out

af rideagain247 A RESOUNDING thumbs-up was given to the new ride-out around the Ewes Valley last Thursday when 61 riders followed Cornet Dale Irving.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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A ride-out to meet elderly residents

af cor hosp 247 THE elderly folk of Langholm have been delighted to entertain Cornet Dale Irving and his right and left-hand men Alasdair Cavers and Andrew Elliot.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Dale showered with gifts on his travels

af skinyard 247 THE best wishes of the business community in Langholm go with Cornet Dale Irving tomorrow as he carries the burgh flag for the townspeople.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Loud welcome from babies

af tod 247 1 A NOISY reception awaited Cornet Dale Irving when he visited the mothers and toddlers group in the Studio.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Full house for a night out

af legion 2471 THE Cornet’s night in the Langholm Royal British Legion Club last Friday was once again a full house.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Kings of the Castle

af SJC Andrew Johnstone THE thunder and lightning stayed away but supporters turned out in their hundreds to cheer on Cornet Dale Irving as he led 101 horsemen round the Castle Craigs ride-out last Saturday.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Singing and flutes

af flute 247 1 LANGHOLM flute band held its annual general meeting and social evening in the Buck Hotel last Thursday when members had the chance to play a few tunes together.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Kirkin’ of the Cornet service

af wresth 247 A LARGE congregation attended the Kirkin’ of the Cornet service in Langholm parish church last Sunday.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Exiles on their way back home

THE exiles who are home for the Common Riding are: David Haylett, Linlithgow; David Paul, Springboig, Glasgow; Colin, Katie and Molly, Eskdalemuir; Jock o’ the Hollows, Ealing, London; David Purgavie, Roy Purgavie, Toronto, Canada; Pamela Purgavie (Spicer), Sturminster Newton, Dorset; Mick, Joyce, Elliot and Dani Irving, Seaford, East Sussex; Jill Irving, Glasgow; Donald, Carly and Callum Irving, Newcastle; Tommy & Irene Elliot, Worcester, South Africa; Brian and Glenys Ritchie, Wigan (formerly of Holmwood); PJ, Kathryn and Aoiffan Brangan, Shropshire; Robin and Alexander McVittie, Surbiton, Surrey; Alice Jardine (Graham), Lockerbie; David and Ann Main (Christie) with sons Callum and Alisdair, Edinburgh; David and Fiona (McVittie) Patterson with Liam and Ewan, Linton-on-Ouse; Kenneth Alexander, East Calder with girlfriend Kirsten McNay; Cameron, Amy (Weatherstone) and George McNair, Lybster, Highland; Kirsteen Scott (Murray) husband Alan and Eilidh, Lauren and Inez, Westerbister, Holm, Orkney; Paul Tait, Gloucestershire; Doreen McKye, Judith and Ian Tyson, Wirral; Rob and Martin Tutchings, Wirral; Sarah and Ian Sams, Cornwall; David Edgar, Wirral; Jubilee Cornet Irving Edgar and Joyce, Wirral.

Last updated 24 July 2014
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Craig ride-out

107014 craig2 ABOUT 40 horse riders followed Cornet Dale Irving to the Craig in beautiful sunshine last Sunday.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Pony ride-out

170714 pony9 THE second ride-out organised by the Castle Craigs Club for young riders on their ponies was held on lovely, sunny evening last Wednesday.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Warming up for Common Riding

170714 benty3 COMMON Riding fever is gripping Langholm as Cornet Dale Irving begins his duties in the build-up to the big day.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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First of many days of glory for main men

170714 page1 DAYS don’t come more special than this, but for Cornet Dale Irving there are many more to come as the build-up to the Common Riding continues.

Last updated 17 July 2014
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Clubhouse packed out for Dale’s party

100714 streetparty FAMILY, friends and neighbours of Langholm Cornet Dale Irving threw a street party for him at the golf club on Sunday.

Last updated 11 July 2014
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