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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nostalgia

Down Memory Lane

KC ents1 March 25 IN 2002 the Rotary Club’s umbrella walk was well named; it was wet at times for those hardy walkers striding out for good causes.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Women called up to keep industry going

KC ents2 March25 This school was examined yesterday by the Rev. J. W. Macturk, the Rev. William Ballantyne, Alex. Stevenson, Esq., Geo. Scott, Esq., John Young Esq., trustees. To Carry On While The Men Are Fighting.Appreciation of the services given to the community by Dr. Douglas R. S. Leslie during his 14 years practice in the town and district was shown by a public testimonial. The presentation was made at a ceremony held in the Buccleuch Hall Annexe.Sir Hector Monro has been asked to join a small Parliamentary Delegation to visit New Zealand for a week. He will be back at the beginning of April. Besides meeting members of the New Zealand Government, and Members of Parliament, Sir Hector hopes to meet farmers producing milk, wool and lamb.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Down Memory Lane

WITH the schools raising money last Friday for Comic Relief, we take a look back to Canonbie primary school pupils in 1999, wearing their red noses.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Give generously to Churchill Appeal

winstonc1fgfd The marriage of the eldest daughter of the house of Buccleuch awoke a deep interest in Eskdale, more especially as it was known that Langholm Lodge was the chosen spot in which the youthful pair were to spend the morning of their married life.A statement issued by the War Office with regard to the British success at Neuve Chapelle, north-west of La Bassee, on Wednesday, says that the Fourth and the Indian Corps advanced on a front of 4000 yards for, roughly, three-quarters of a mile, and captured all the intervening hostile positions and trenches. The Corps on their right and left were also engaged. More than 700 prisoners were taken.Sir, – I should be much obliged if I could, through the courtesy of your columns, ask the people of our town to support the Winston Churchill Memorial Appeal.The fourth Sunday of Lent, sometimes called Refreshment Day and marking a relaxation of Lenten abstinence in honour of the Feeding of the Five Thousand, is traditionally known as Mothering Sunday.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC DML March 19 A CELEBRATION to mark the Golden Jubilee of the opening of Ewes hall was held on Friday, February 27, 1976 and took the form of a dinner dance promoted by the committee. The company of 100 included many who were present at the opening and exiles.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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Tributes to Alice, a friend to so many

timespast113 Facilities were given to the public to view the ingress and egress of the party, and a considerable number of spectators, especially ladies, took up their position close to the railings in front of the chapel. The local work party held its usual monthly meeting at Westerhall on Friday, when a considerable quantity of useful articles was received. These goods were allocated as follows: – To Lady Ewart. Craigcleuch, for the 2nd Camerons – 46 pairs socks, 5 pairs mittens, 4 pairs hosetops, 4 shirts, and 7 mufflers; to the Central Committee at Dumfries – 3 body belts; 3 waistcoats, 1 cardigan, 1 pair pants, 16 pairs slippers, 17 Navy mufflers, 4 women’s skirts, and 9 children’s garments. It was arranged that the usual monthly meetings should not be held in April and May, but it is hoped that all who have time and opportunity will continue to do what work they can. The treasurer acknowledges with thanks the receipt of the following donations during the month:– Miss Dalgliesh, Calkin, 5s; Miss Mary I. Thomson, 3s; proceeds of lecture by Mr Berkley Matthew, per Mr W. S. Irving, £6 2. It was with very deep regret that the Officers and Members of Dumfries 34 V.A.D. learned of the death of Miss Alice Hyslop. For over 50 years she gave long and loyal service to the Langholm Red Cross.The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland visited Langholm as part of his ten-day tour of Annandale and Eskdale Presbytery. A short service was held in Langholm Parish Church Hall when the Rt. Rev. Dr. William J.G. McDonald addressed the congregations of Langholm, Ewes, Westerkirk and Canonbie.

Last updated 12 March 2015
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Down Memory Lane

KC dml March5 THIS photo was taken in the late 1970s when the children had been to a fancy dress competition at Ashley Bank, Langholm.

Last updated 5 March 2015
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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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