Flag day for the bairns

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A PROUD Layton Foster carried the flag for the 2017 Holmwood Bairns Common Riding last Saturday.

Cornet Stuart Murray congratulates Layton Foster on taking on the role of the Holmwood bairns Common RidingCredit: Tracey Goodfellow
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Cornet Stuart Murray congratulates Layton Foster on taking on the role of the Holmwood bairns Common RidingCredit: Tracey Goodfellow

Layton was aided by his right and left-hand men Eric Goodfellow and Jack Hotson.

The bairns' event was revived several years ago by a dedicated group of residents and it has attracted many followers since.

The ceremonies of the Common Riding are strictly adhered to and the children have the bonus of being visited by the Langholm Cornet and his right and left.

The children dress up in their riding gear and there is a replica flag for the Cornet to carry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:36PM
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