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Friday, 18 April 2014

Nostalgia

Cattle sale builds up strong reputation

davidthomlinsoneldfgf 150 years ago Duke of Buccleuch The Duke of Buccleuch – died, at Butts Street, Annan, on the 11th instant, Margaret, relict of John Dalgliesh, aged 86 years. The husband of the deceased followed the occupation of a stone-mason, but in winter he was sometimes employed in attending the late Duke of Buccleuch on his shooting excursions.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Down Memory Lane

eleggspast THIS week we take a look back to Easter at Newcastleton primary school in 1999.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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Down Memory Lane

dc cleanup12 A BIG clean-up was mounted in Canonbie in 1999 when 30 members of the hall user groups were involved.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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High standard of writing rewarded

dc bigdaddy12 The annual examination of this school, by the trustees, took place on Tuesday the 15th ult. The Senior and Junior Sections of this Guild held their annual closing meetings in the Church Hall, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. A party of art students from several Scottish Art Colleges, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Galashiels Technical College visited Langholm last week and toured Reid and Taylor’s mill where they were shown round by Mr. R. R. Scott Hay, managing director and head designer of the firm. An enthusiastic crowd were at the Buccleuch Hall on Friday night to see the “Peoples Champion”, Big Daddy.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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End of era signalled at tweed manufacturer

mblangholmy 150 years Young Men’s Christian Association anniversary The members of the Langholm Young Men’s Christian Association held their third anniversary in the Free Church School here, on the evening of Wednesday last.

Last updated 3 April 2014
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Down Memory Lane

THIS Down Memory Lane picture was provided by Wull Little and is a postcard of Billholm farmhouse, Westerkirk, in the early 1940s.

Last updated 3 April 2014
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Danger bridge shut

KC times past March27 150 years Mrs Theobald in Westerkirk Several of the Temperance friends in Westerkirk having heard that Mrs Theobald was to visit Corriecommon, went and heard her, and being so captivated and impressed by her eloquence, which they acknowledged to be even more powerful than that of J. B. Gough, commanded courage to ask her to extend her distinguished service to Westerkirk.

Last updated 27 March 2014
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EL memory March27 ROD HULL it isn’t, but Emu it is and the brollies could be a cryptic clue as to what this weeks picture is all about.

Last updated 27 March 2014
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dc 200314memory LANGHOLM’S very own Spice Girls were out and about collecting money for Comic Relief around all the hostelries in March 1997.

Last updated 20 March 2014
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Fatal freak accident

dc 200314times In our obituary of this day will be noticed the lamented death of our fellow townsman, Mr Robert Byers, one of the oldest and most respected master builders in the district. A concert and dance was held in the Public Hall at Hermitage on Friday night in aid of the hall fund. The annual ball in connection with Lodge Eskdale Kilwinning Freemasons, No. 107, was held in the Buccleuch Hall, on Friday evening, and was attended by 120 couples. Three hours of lively talented entertainment sums up the Langholm Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s production of “My Fair Lady” staged this week in Buccleuch Hall.

Last updated 20 March 2014
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Celebrations for ruby wedding pair

KC times past March13 150 years Eskdalemuir Soiree The annual Congregational Soiree in connection with the Reformed Presbyterian Church, was held in their place of worship at Davington, on the evening of Tuesday, 23rd ult.

Last updated 13 March 2014
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Down Memory Lane

KC entspage1 March13 THE St Patrick’s Day party at Langholm Manse in March 1999 was summed up by the Rev Haisley Moore as “A good time was had by all”. It was also a success in financial terms with £343 being added to the kirk’s organ fund.

Last updated 13 March 2014
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Down Memory Lane

KC memory lane March 6 IT WAS Pancake Thursday, so far as the Langholm Beavers were concerned, for that was when their meeting fell, in February 1999.

Last updated 6 March 2014
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Down Memory Lane

THIS week we take a look back to March 1985.

Last updated 28 February 2014
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Cornet Ellwood at reunion dinner

KC times past Feb27 The curlers of Eskdalemuir commenced to play for their medal on the Esk at Johnstone on the 8th ult., but before they got it finished their friend Jack Frost had departed. At a Burgh Police Court yesterday (Tuesday), before Provost Easton, Alex. Preston or Hastle pled guilty to having been found begging at Sorbie Cottage, Langholm. That the members of the Castle Craigs Club were endowed with the traditional spirit of Langholm Common Riding, and that much had been done to sponsor this feeling amongst the younger members of the community ever since the organisation was formed in 1935, was the opinion of Mr. Walter Bell, Aswing, Henry Street, who submitted the toast of the Club at the annual reunion dinner, which was held in the Crown Hotel, on Friday evening.Last weekend a number of young people from the Langholm area attended a weekend of activities at the community centre in Castle Douglas.

Last updated 27 February 2014
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LONG-SERVICE certificates were presented to the elders of the parish churches of Langholm and Canonbie in May 1983.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Football scholars

200214 past The scholars of the parishes of Eskdalemuir and Westerkirk met on Tuesday, the 2nd inst., at Billholm, to try their strength at this game, so popular among school-boys. The monthly meeting of Castleton School Board was held last Friday evening, when all the members were present. Langholm Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society was formed in 1923 to enable people of the town to enjoy productions of the light opera and musical comedies, and after the great success of a return to Gilbert and Sullivan works last year when, for the first time “Iolanthe” was produced, it was the popular opinion that the following production should be yet another of that famous combination of G. & S.Despite complaints from residents and a plea to have it removed the Townfoot Cherry Tree has been given a reprieve.

Last updated 20 February 2014
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Down Memory Lane

130214 memory Prince Charles paid a flying visit to southern Scotland in July 1981, three weeks before his marriage to Lady Diana Spencer.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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Scaffolding collapse

130214 past 150 years Accident On the 23rd ult., several joiners and labourers were employed in taking down the scaffolding and centres of the Tarras Viaduct, on the Langholm branch of the Hawick and Carlisle Railway, when a rope came in contact with and capsized a temporary scaffold 50 feet from the ground, on which was an iron hammer seven lbs. weight.

Last updated 13 February 2014
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