X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Nostalgia

Down Memory Lane

dc memory12 LANGHOLM WRI held their annual Burns supper on February 5, 1985 in the Lesser Buccleuch Hall.

Last updated 29 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Churchill dies at 90

andy winston churchill The third annual Soiree in connection with the Waterbeck Total Abstinence Society was held on the evening of Tuesday, 3rd January, in one of the large warerooms of the Messrs Carlyle, kindly granted for the auspicious occasion. The 5th K.O.S.B. are still busily engaged in their various guarding duties on the East Coast. Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill, K.G., O.M., C.H., C.L. died at his London home 28 Hyde Park Gate shortly after 8 a.m. on Sunday morning. He was ninety years of age on 30th November.After eleven months of eager anticipation, the staff and the 77 pupils of Canonbie School have moved back into their own school.

Last updated 29 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

mblegiony THE old folk’s treat was held in the Royal British Legion clubrooms in Laird’s Entry on Saturday 23, 1985.

Last updated 22 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

1401 memory IN 1999 Langholm fire station held its annual open day.

Last updated 15 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Jim’s key handover was a special affair

jimnicholsonfgfgfg001 FRIENDS and family members helped Jim Nicholson celebrate his coming of age on May 5, 1950, at a party in the Eskdale Hotel, Langholm.

Last updated 15 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Mystery surrounds fate of battleship

The third annual exhibition of this society was held on the 2nd and 3rd instant, and proved by far the most successful the society has yet had – the number of entries for competition being, 156 pens of poultry, 48 pens of pigeons, and 65 cages of small birds.

Last updated 15 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

sm dml72 LOCAL ambulance technician George Ferguson in 1999 took part in a sponsored 250-mile ambulance station hopper bike ride to raise funds for three local charities, including Headstart.

Last updated 8 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Fire chief honoured

sm dml71

Last updated 8 January 2015
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

af dml 1712 1 MR AND Mrs Jock Ellwood of the Douglas Hotel are pictured in 1987 with the Bell’s Whisky representative for the area who was present to smash a bottle full of cash donated by customers.

Last updated 18 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Xmas at home for Navy man Gordon

af times 1712 It will be seen from our advertising columns, that the period has come round for making contributions to that valuable monthly Christian agency, the distribution of the Visitor. Whilst a small mite from each family will suffice, it is proper that the appeal now made should be considered and responded to, without any reminding on the part of distributors. It is gratifying to learn that the Visitors are still well received, and still more gratifying to know that the October number was the means of effecting decided spiritual benefit to a person residing in a neighbouring parish. Such a case is worth a thousand-fold all the yearly expense and trouble connected with tract distribution.“Rain in the trenches is, as you imagine, rather unpleasant, but the men all undermine the front of the trench and make regular rabbit burrows that they fill with straw and make quite comfortable for the night. We seem likely to stay in our present position for some little time, though I hope not for all winter. About a fortnight ago, in another part of France. I caught a fleeting glimpse of P-- S-- in front of a motor lorry full of wounded, but I haven’t run across him since. I hear he is attached to another brigade. The December meeting was held in the Hall. After the singing of the opening ode, Mrs. J. Little, president introduced Mrs. Martin of Jessie, and her assistant Miss D. Jardine along with Mr. Glacey. Langholm man Gordon Stewart, a former pupil of Langholm Academy, is looking forward to Christmas at home after spending three months on standby for service in the Gulf.

Last updated 18 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

SM DUCHROX THE Duchess of Roxburgh presented the chairman’s medal to Daisy Hatfield for her long and outstanding service as secretary of the local branch of the Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund at a coffee evening held in the Scott Hay Gallery.

Last updated 11 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Duke’s boisterous birthday day out

SM MARYANNSTORY The return of the natal day of His Grace was, as usual, celebrated in Langholm by a public dinner in the Crowh Hotel. Notwithstanding the boisterous nature of the day a good number of gentlemen from town and country came to do honour to his Grace.“I am sorry to say all your letters have gone astray except the one received to-day to which I hasten to reply. In the matter of tobacco, chocolate, etc., thank you very much for your offer, but my haversack is absolutely bulging with all sorts of things like that sent by kind people at home as presents to the troops. We get socks and scarves and foodstuffs galore, and the men have more tobacco than they can smoke. Mrs. Mary Ann Story, 30 Charles Street (Old) celebrates her one hundredth birthday today. Langholm’s grand old lady marked her century of birthdays with a quiet celebration in the home of her son.Although in the 1st Division in Hong Kong, the lads tell us modestly that their team is probably Langholm Seconds standard.

Last updated 11 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

'The Germans sent a heavy fire into us'

mb old woman 150 years The Fast Day Tomorrow will be observed as a Fast-day, in connection with the half-yearly communion throughout the parish, when all the places of business and work will be closed. Our country friends in neighbouring parishes will please take notice of this.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

THIS picture of a postcard belonging to Arthur Irving of Canonbie shows Bowholm before Canonbie public hall was built in 1912.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Hall built with funds from all over world

af Canonbie hall clock 2511 CANONBIE public hall now has its own clock to mark its centenary in 2012.

Last updated 27 November 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

No title

af dml 2511 WRAPPING presents for loved ones and sending them with good wishes is one of the best things about the festive season.

Last updated 27 November 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

The German Army’s tactics are very good

af  dancing team2511 At this fair which was held on the 8th inst., there was a larger show of cattle than we have seen for many years back, and the number of farmers and dealers present was also much larger than usual, but to this no doubt the convenience of railway transit contributed not a little. The market for cattle was considered a slow dear one, very few sheep or Lambs were shown and those mostly inferior in quality.Pte. George Black, Highland Light Infantry, in a letter to his relative continued: “Our artillery is fairly sending it into them just now. I hope they are doing a lot of damage. The rifle fire has calmed down a bit now, but I expect we will be at it again soon. I think once we get them on the move we will keep them at it. Only the worst of it is they have always prepared positions ready to get into, whereas we have to get into it without any cover at all. But we are smarter than they at picking up what cover there is, and we carry small picks and shovels, so it does not take us long to make head-cover. The German Army is not so bad as some people think. Some of their tactics are very good, and they are a very up-to-date Army. Most of the prisoners we took could easily have got away, only they lagged behind their force, and they seemed a very ‘fed up’ lot. They gave themselves up with-out the least bit of a stand.Forecast by B.O.C.M. SpeakersLangholm Youth Club’s girl dancers continued their amazing run of success in the Youth Club Scotland Disco Dance Finals held at the Plaza Ballroom, Glasgow in November 1989. Having represented Dumfries and Galloway as champions of the Region in the last five senior finals and four times consecutively in the junior competition, they have become firmly entrenched among the top dancers in the country. Along with all the joy for the Langholm contingent, there was also a touch of sadness. For this was the farewell competitive appearance of the senior team. Fourth in the National Finals for three successive years, they were again called back to the floor to dance off for the medals, and finished fourth.

Last updated 27 November 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Down Memory Lane

KC DML Nov20 THIS week we take a look back to 1966 and a picture brought in by Dennis Little of Drove Road, Langholm. It is of the team who played in the south district sevens, of which he was a member. Dennis remembers been beaten in the semi-final at Hawick Volunteer Park by Hawick YM.

Last updated 20 November 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

New branch of TSB bank opens in town

KC Times past Nov20

Last updated 20 November 2014
Published by http://www.eladvertiser.co.uk

Page
Hot jobs