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Friday, 31 October 2014

Nostalgia

Down Memory Lane

301014 scarykids IN 2000 ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night had a ‘scream’ at Canonbie primary school on Halloween.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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MP for 25 years

301014 hector A meeting of the Presbytery of Lockerbie was held in this church on the 13th instant, for the purpose of moderating in a call to the Rev. John Davidson, Lochend. There was a numerous attendance. After the first rush for food stuffs and the attempt of unscrupulous shopkeepers to make capital out of the situation – which attempt was promptly regulated by the military authorities – Hamburg was comparatively quiet, and but for the companies of reservists we saw being drilled, and the great number of troop trains passing through, we might have thought that the war was a bit of a fable. The annual Harvest Thanksgiving service at Eskdalemuir Church was conducted on Sunday morning by the Rev. J. C. Lough who preached an eloquent sermon on the sowing, reaping and gathering in of the grain. Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council and Annandale and Eskdale District Council both hosted receptions last week to pay tribute to Sir Hector Monro who has been M.P. for Dumfriesshire for 25 years.

Last updated 30 October 2014
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Down Memory Lane

231014 harvest AT CANONBIE primary school in 2002 a bumper harvest was provided by the P5/6 pupils who brought in goods to distribute to the lunch club.

Last updated 23 October 2014
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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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