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Friday, 29 May 2015

Nostalgia

Down Memory Lane

dc cornetz12 A LARGE poll was anticipated on Friday, May 11 when the people of Langholm were out in force to choose the 1990 Cornet.

Last updated 7 May 2015
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Duchess hurt in fall

dc firemen12 We regret to learn that her Grace the Duchess of Buccleuch met with an accident of a somewhat serious nature. News has been received in Eskdalemuir that Private Thomas Elliot and Archibald Beattie, K.O.S.B., have been wounded in the trenches. It was surprising too that very few of our readers in question had ever heard of that famous Langholm soldier who took part in the Peninsular War and was also present at Waterloo – Simon Fletcher. At 10.30 on Saturday morning, firemen at Langholm Fire Station began a sponsored “Mount Everest Climb” and by 4 o’clock in the afternoon, the bell clanged for the last time and they had achieved their goal.

Last updated 7 May 2015
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Hopeful six line up for Town Council

KC Memory April29 In a letter to Mr Bell, Hillside, Pte. David Douglas, K.O.S.B., says:– I received your paper. It is very welcome, as we don’t see many papers here. I am going to give you my first experience of the firing-line. We had a few days’ rest after landing, then we took train up to about 15 miles from the firing-line, and had to march the rest. We were a tired lot when we arrived at –, as we were in full marching order. Then we went into the trenches the next night, and were there eight days. It is a constant fire night and day, but the danger is from their snipers, as they are always on the watch for a head appearing above the trench, and I can tell you your number is up, as they are all dead shots, almost all our men being shot in the head. On Easter Sunday we got a taste of their terrible trench mortars and grenades, and I can tell you I don’t want to go through the same again. But we were relieved that night.

Last updated 30 April 2015
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KC Times Past April29 IN APRIL 1965 the four Storey sisters announced their engagements to their partners and their plans for a joint wedding in Langholm.

Last updated 30 April 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC DML April 22 KEN Archer of Meikleholm Brae, Langholm brought in this photo of the pupils at Ewes school in 1923/24.

Last updated 23 April 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC memory April 15 THIS photo of a chief with his six Indians is from our archive but we have no information at all about it. Does anyone recognise the picture or anyone in it? It would be interesting to know the names of the children, where it was taken and when. It looks as though they are performing some sort of show; maybe it was at one of the primary schools?

Last updated 16 April 2015
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Down Memory Lane

af dml 84 1 LANGHOLM Academy headteacher David Macdonald presented pupils with their Flower of Scotland certificates in 1993.

Last updated 9 April 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC Times Past April 1 THE children are looking forward to some eggciting fun this Easter weekend.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Artist who connects to world of nature

Mr John Quigley, who has for many years been carrier between the railway station at Ecclefechan and Langholm, was on the 6th March presented with a handsome silver watch and chain by a few of his numerous friends here, in token of their high esteem for his sterling character and conduct in all his transactions while carrier to Langholm. Miss J. Thomson, Drove Road, has been notified by the War Office that her nephew, Pte. James Thomson, Black Watch, was killed in action on 11th March. Arthur Bell (Scottish Tweeds) Ltd., have been advised that they have been awarded Gold Medals at the International Textile Exposition of the California State Fair at Sacramento for each of two cloths, a twist worsted suiting and a Lambswool Sports Cloth. As only two entries were made this represents 100 per cent success.Langholm-born artist, Jack Morrison Skinner, is exhibiting his work at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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KC ents1 March 25 IN 2002 the Rotary Club’s umbrella walk was well named; it was wet at times for those hardy walkers striding out for good causes.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Women called up to keep industry going

KC ents2 March25 This school was examined yesterday by the Rev. J. W. Macturk, the Rev. William Ballantyne, Alex. Stevenson, Esq., Geo. Scott, Esq., John Young Esq., trustees. To Carry On While The Men Are Fighting.Appreciation of the services given to the community by Dr. Douglas R. S. Leslie during his 14 years practice in the town and district was shown by a public testimonial. The presentation was made at a ceremony held in the Buccleuch Hall Annexe.Sir Hector Monro has been asked to join a small Parliamentary Delegation to visit New Zealand for a week. He will be back at the beginning of April. Besides meeting members of the New Zealand Government, and Members of Parliament, Sir Hector hopes to meet farmers producing milk, wool and lamb.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Down Memory Lane

WITH the schools raising money last Friday for Comic Relief, we take a look back to Canonbie primary school pupils in 1999, wearing their red noses.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Give generously to Churchill Appeal

winstonc1fgfd The marriage of the eldest daughter of the house of Buccleuch awoke a deep interest in Eskdale, more especially as it was known that Langholm Lodge was the chosen spot in which the youthful pair were to spend the morning of their married life.A statement issued by the War Office with regard to the British success at Neuve Chapelle, north-west of La Bassee, on Wednesday, says that the Fourth and the Indian Corps advanced on a front of 4000 yards for, roughly, three-quarters of a mile, and captured all the intervening hostile positions and trenches. The Corps on their right and left were also engaged. More than 700 prisoners were taken.Sir, – I should be much obliged if I could, through the courtesy of your columns, ask the people of our town to support the Winston Churchill Memorial Appeal.The fourth Sunday of Lent, sometimes called Refreshment Day and marking a relaxation of Lenten abstinence in honour of the Feeding of the Five Thousand, is traditionally known as Mothering Sunday.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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KC DML March 19 A CELEBRATION to mark the Golden Jubilee of the opening of Ewes hall was held on Friday, February 27, 1976 and took the form of a dinner dance promoted by the committee. The company of 100 included many who were present at the opening and exiles.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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Tributes to Alice, a friend to so many

timespast113 Facilities were given to the public to view the ingress and egress of the party, and a considerable number of spectators, especially ladies, took up their position close to the railings in front of the chapel. The local work party held its usual monthly meeting at Westerhall on Friday, when a considerable quantity of useful articles was received. These goods were allocated as follows: – To Lady Ewart. Craigcleuch, for the 2nd Camerons – 46 pairs socks, 5 pairs mittens, 4 pairs hosetops, 4 shirts, and 7 mufflers; to the Central Committee at Dumfries – 3 body belts; 3 waistcoats, 1 cardigan, 1 pair pants, 16 pairs slippers, 17 Navy mufflers, 4 women’s skirts, and 9 children’s garments. It was arranged that the usual monthly meetings should not be held in April and May, but it is hoped that all who have time and opportunity will continue to do what work they can. The treasurer acknowledges with thanks the receipt of the following donations during the month:– Miss Dalgliesh, Calkin, 5s; Miss Mary I. Thomson, 3s; proceeds of lecture by Mr Berkley Matthew, per Mr W. S. Irving, £6 2. It was with very deep regret that the Officers and Members of Dumfries 34 V.A.D. learned of the death of Miss Alice Hyslop. For over 50 years she gave long and loyal service to the Langholm Red Cross.The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland visited Langholm as part of his ten-day tour of Annandale and Eskdale Presbytery. A short service was held in Langholm Parish Church Hall when the Rt. Rev. Dr. William J.G. McDonald addressed the congregations of Langholm, Ewes, Westerkirk and Canonbie.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC dml March5 THIS photo was taken in the late 1970s when the children had been to a fancy dress competition at Ashley Bank, Langholm.

Last updated 5 March 2015
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