100 years

Jonathan Graham receives his prize from Youth Officer (Scotland) of the Junior Section of the RSPB, Jonathan Osborne, who came to Langholm from Edinburgh to make the presentation
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Jonathan Graham receives his prize from Youth Officer (Scotland) of the Junior Section of the RSPB, Jonathan Osborne, who came to Langholm from Edinburgh to make the presentation

Our Soldiers.

Missing: Scottish Rifles - Walter Douglas, Rowanburn, Canonbie.

Pte. Douglas has been reported missing as from 27th May. He enlisted into the K.O.S.B., and afterwards transferred to the Scottish Rifles. He saw service in Gallipoli, Egypt, and France. Previous to the war he was employed as a coalminer. He was a son of Mr Walter Douglas, 26 Rowanburn, Canonbie, and was 38 years of age.

Honour for a Local Doctor.

Dr J. Lennox Stewart, nephew of Mr Paisley, The Holm, Langholm, has been decorated at Buckingham Palace by the King with the Military Cross and Bar for distinguished service at the front.

A Small Tribute to the Late Pte. A. D. Telfer.

When reading the Roll of Honour in our morning paper we find at the bottom of the list of names the list of those who are missing. If we find a name that we know, especially one we can claim as a bosom friend, we feel a pang almost as keen as if we had read killed instead. Still, there is hope; but "a hope deferred maketh the heart sick." Such was my feeling when I read that my highly esteemed friend, Pte. A. D. Telfer, was missing from the 24th April. He had been a regular correspondent of mine from his enlistment. He volunteered early on in the war, which came as a surprise to me when I learned it. He was of such a quiet and unassuming disposition. When having a holiday in Canonbie it was always a pleasure to have a stroll with my friend.

75 years

Lady Ewart's War Work Party

Sale of flowers.

Owing to the shortness of the season the sale of flowers in aid of the above Work Party has been limited. Even so, the sum of £19 13s has been handed to the Secretary. We understand that another £10 would cover the entire cost of the wool required by the Work Party for the season, and it would be gratifying indeed if this further sum could be raised by the sale of flowers. We would therefore be grateful if anyone with a surplus of flowers will hand them into the "E. & L" shop at the week-end, and help us in this deserving effort.

50 years

Town Council appointment

Miss Isobel Calvert of Crawsknowe has been appointed by Langholm Town Council to fill the vacancy in the Town Clerk's office caused by the resignation of Miss Evelyn Jardine who has left to take up an appointment with the National Commercial Bank in the town.

25 years

Young Ornithologist.

Jonathan Graham of Broomieknowe, Claygate, Canonbie was the lucky winner of a competition in the May issue of the Young Ornithologists' (Y.O.C.) Club newsletter "Osprey". This newsletter which goes out thrice a year complements the national magazine, "Bird Life", which all members receive six times a year. Competitors were asked to find the names of 10 summer visitor birds in a word square and the first correct entry drawn was Jonathan's which won him a handsome pair of binoculars, Jonathan, aged 15½, is a pupil at Langholm Academy and is a keen bird-watcher and nature enthusiast. He has been a member of the Y.O.C. for four years and would like to be given the opportunity to pursue a career in conservation work.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9:06AM
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