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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Nostalgia

Down Memory Lane

af play 1990 1310 THIS week we take a look back to 1990 but other than the year there is no information about the picture. It is probably the Playgroup and some of the staff can be identified as, left to right, Janet Nicholson, ?, Mary Carruthers, Pearl Mitchell and ?. Does anyone recognise themselves or anyone else in the picture and what the occasion was?

Last updated 16 October 2014
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Victory for Hector in general election

af hector 1610 1 A pro re nata meeting of the Lockerbie Presbytery was held on the 26th ult. Messrs Smellie, Rome, and Glendinning appeared as a deputation from the Langholm congregation, to request the Presbytery to fix a day for moderating in a call to Mr Davidson of Lochend. The Presbytery agreed to meet for this purpose on Thursday, the 13th inst., at Langholm.Escape Across the Dutch Frontier, Hamburg During the War continued.Unionists hold seat for DumfriesshireJock Barnfather was celebrating his retirement from Chas. Paisley & Sons where he has been employed for most of the years since he was demobbed from the Navy on his birthday, 11th October, 1947.

Last updated 16 October 2014
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Down Memory Lane

af Boys This photo was taken during the Centenary Parade of the Boys' Brigade in October 1983.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Fleeing Hamburg as Russia war declared

af John Gair 910 The sixth annual meeting of the Langholm branch of the above association was held last Wednesday, commencing with a prayer meeting in the North U.P. Church. Portions of Scripture were read by the Rev. William Balantyne, and prayer conducted by the Rev. G. Robson, U.P., Lauder, T. Hodgson, Esq., Carlisle, and the Rev. R. Young of Teviothead.Escape Across the Dutch Frontier.Heavy polling is expected but hustings have been quietThe director of education, William Fordyce and assistant director (continuing education) Graham Trickey, will be at the Community Council meeting on Monday evening to discuss the question of community education facilities and a games hall at Langholm Academy. As local sporting organisations would benefit from the provision of a games hall, it would be in their interests to send along a representative to the meeting to “listen in” on the discussion of the project.

Last updated 9 October 2014
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Down Memory Lane

KC dml Oct2 THIS week we take a look back to 1989 when a book on Thomas Hope Hospital was published.

Last updated 2 October 2014
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Down Memory Lane

250914 memory AS Langholm gets ready for the show on Saturday, we take a look back to 2002 and the 153rd show when Jamie and Neil Fletcher were presented with cups for the best bird in pigeon classes and for the reserve pigeon for Messrs Ellwood and Little.

Last updated 25 September 2014
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Allies meet strong resistance in France

250914 past The autumn show of this Society was held here on Monday last, and, although the weather for some days previous had been very wet and stormy, the exhibition was a most successful one, surpassing in quality any show of former years. Resistance is being offered by the Germans on a front extending from the Noyon district, the heights to the north of Vic-sur-Aisne, and to the north and west of Reims, as far as Ville-sur-Tourbe, west of the Argonne. Along this front they have established some strong defensive positions. The first meeting of the new session was held in Gilnockie Hall, with Mrs J. Little presiding. Gregor Fisher, well-known Scottish actor and star of BBC2’s “Naked Video” officially opened the refurbished Thomas Hope Hospital and Health Centre in Langholm.

Last updated 25 September 2014
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180914 memory THE Boys’ Brigade enrolment night took place at the rugby ground at Milntown in September 1999 and 30 boys enrolled.

Last updated 18 September 2014
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Picnic at the lodge

180914 milligan Sometime after the appointed hour for parade, and during a lull from the pitiless showers, the company, having fallen in at the armoury, were marched to the lawn in front of the Lodge, and there under command of Major Malcolm received the Colonel Lord Henry Scott, who made a minute inspection of the arms, &c. A meeting in connection with the Eskdale and Liddesdale Agricultural Society was held at the Crown Hotel, on Tuesday, after the lamb sale, to present Mr John Little, farm steward, Billholm, for nearly 32 years, with the Highland Society’s silver medal and certificate for long farm service. To mark the occasion of his promotion to Postal and Telegraph Officer at Glasgow, Mr. George Milligan, 14 Holmwood Drive, was presented with a wrist watch by the post office staff of Langholm and district.Four Langholm runners won the team prize in the Lochinvar 10-mile road race at Longtown on Sunday, bringing home the Allan C. Henderson Memorial Shield.

Last updated 18 September 2014
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Young men march off to join the Army

110914 past 150 years Justice of Peace Court – 20th August, 1864 – Before W. E Malcolm, Esq. of Burnfoot; Dr Brown Milntown; and Colonel Borthwick, Clinthead. The following cases were disposed of at the instance of Mr Jones, J.P.F. :

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Down Memory Lane

110914 memory WE TAKE a look back to Langholm floral art club as it celebrates its birthday. Stella Geddes brought in the picture and provided the names of the members.

Last updated 11 September 2014
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Down Memory Lane

IT was glorious sunshine for the Benty Show in September 1999 when Kathryn McNeill won the Jack Armitage special challenge trophy for most points in the children’s section. Her cake had a smile to match the day and helped her win the trophy.

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Great need to join defence of country

040914 past We have much pleasure in drawing the attention of our readers, to the advertisement of the annual pic-nic, which is to take place at Langholm Lodge, on Saturday next, on which occasion, the prizes won at the recent competition, at Arkinholm, will be presented to the successful competitors by Colonel Lord Henry Scott.A public meeting was held in the Town Hall on Saturday evening for the purpose of raising a Volunteer Corps for Langholm, and also for bringing forward the claims of Lord Kitchener’s Army upon the manhood of the town. The meeting was very largely attended.One of the main features of this year’s Liddesdale Show, held at Newcastleton on Saturday, was the outstanding quality of the sheep exhibits. The numbers shown were also higher than for many years.Good weather, good exhibits, healthy competition, lots of good cheer and a good old blether – ingredients which contribute to the success of any country show – were evident in plenty at the Benty Show .

Last updated 4 September 2014
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Good cash surplus at Common Riding

KC dml Aug28 150 years Bowling Tournament at Brampton A grand contest amongst the bowling fraternity of the Border counties came off at Brampton.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Down Memory Lane

KC files Aug28 AS the Holm Show is fast approaching, we take a look back to the show in 1999 when the crowds were bigger than Jean Nichol, secretary at the time, can remember.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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2108 trinians FIRST day of the new term at Langholm Academy? Happily not! It’s the St Trinian’s pupils Fiona Little, Lisa Armstrong and Julie Brodie who took first prize in the funniest fancy dress class at Canonbie flower show in August 1999.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Rifle Volunteers all present and correct

2108 oldwinner Lieutenant-colonel Lord Henry Scott congratulates the officers and members of the 1st Administrative Battalion Dumfries Rifle Volunteers on the smart and soldier-like appearance made by them at the recent review at Carlisle.The stay of the 5th K.O.S.B. at Dumfries was by no means a picnic for any man connected with the battalion. The officers had an extremely busy and often times very worrying spell. Although there were fewer entries than usual at the Annual Show organised by Canonbie Horticultural and Crafts Society, held in Canonbie Hall on Saturday afternoon, the quality was relatively good considering growing conditions so far as flowers and vegetables are concerned.Preparations are well underway for the “Holm Show” which takes place at Newcastleton on Saturday, with 40 trophies to compete for and £900 in prizes.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Down Memory Lane

KC kosb Aug14 FRED Ewart has given us two pictures of the Newcastleton Territorials 4th KOSB from August 7, 1914.

Last updated 14 August 2014
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