Cornet is bowled over by residents’ party
Published at 22:00, Wednesday, 02 July 2008
THE residents of Academy Place and Douglas Terrace held a street party for Langholm Cornet Simon Richardson at the cricket club last Sunday.
Sheena Elliot who, along with husband, Arthur, has been a neighbour of the Richardson family for about 30 years, presented Cornet Richardson with a figurine on behalf of the residents.
Several children made presentations of bouquets; Emily Hislop and Rory Earsman to the Cornet’s mother, Kate, and Katie Hislop to his girlfriend, Jill Oxley.
Simon’s sister, Jen, received a bouquet from her daughter, Bailie McVittie, as did Margaret Richardson, Simon’s granny.
Kenneth Pool was MC for the occasion and after welcoming everyone, he thanked all the various organisers and helpers.
A lovely buffet was set out in the clubrooms.
Mr Pool handed over to Arthur Elliot who gave a humorous talk on the Cornet and his recollections of him as a young boy.
He congratulated Simon on his achievements in setting up his own business and getting a regional business award.
Arthur said there was no doubt that Cornet Richardson would be a credit to his family and friends.
The Cornet cut a special cake, which had a picture of him as a young boy on his pony going up the Kirk Wynd, and the rest of the afternoon was spent socialising.
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