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Friday, 27 February 2015

Nostalgia

A Langholm record for Scottish caps

rugbytimespastyff 150 years Amateur Dramatic Entertainment On Friday evening last, a party of young men from Eskdalemuir performed Allan Ramsay’s celebrated pastoral comedy, “The Gentle Shepherd”, in the Crown Hotel Assembly Room here.

Last updated 27 February 2015
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Down Memory Lane

rugbylangholmfggf THIS week’s Down Memory Lane photo is of Langholm Academy rugby XV team members in 1947/48. The photo looks as though it has been taken outside the school.

Last updated 27 February 2015
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copshawlegionfgfg THE British Legion, Liddesdale Branch held their annual Legion Week in 1985 starting with a 12-mile sponsored walk when 35 participants set off on a cold and showery day, raising more than £600.

Last updated 19 February 2015
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Down Memory Lane

dc eweswri ABOUT 40 members, founder members and friends gathered in the Eskdale Hotel on Thursday, February 11, 1982 to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of a WRI branch in Ewes.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Canonbie Pit prop collapses on worker

dc hats12 On Saturday week last, Thomas Armstrong, collier, Canonbie pit, and two other men, were employed putting in props at the back seam of coal, which is the most dangerous part of the working in the pit. “Downhearted? No!” And How It Came To Be Written.Memorable Production by Local SocietyLangholm, Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council disposed of the question of stopping the chimes of the town clock in a few short minutes when they met on Monday evening.

Last updated 12 February 2015
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Down Memory Lane

dc memory0402 THE 35th birthday party of Canonbie WRI was held in the hall in January 1957. V

Last updated 5 February 2015
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End of line for train

dc townhall We understand that from this date Sunday trains on the Langholm Branch of the North British Railway will be discontinued. A lecture on this subject was delivered under the auspices of the Townhead Literary Society by Mr Thomas Bell, Townfoot, in the Temperance Hall, Mr Jas. Cairns, Roydon, presiding over a large attendance. The staff at Langholm Post Office met Mr Joseph Park on Friday, 22nd January, to present him with a wristlet watch on the occasion of his retiral after 25 years established service as a postman.Following our appeal to the public to let us know their opinions as to whether, or not, the town clock should be silenced, we have received some written and many verbal comments.

Last updated 5 February 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Down Memory Lane

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

Last updated 15 January 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Fire chief honoured

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Last updated 8 January 2015
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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
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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
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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
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