Crew at fire for 7 hours but could not save hay
Published at 21:36, Wednesday, 25 May 2011
R. M ROME, PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMIST, APOTHECARIES HALL, LANGHOLM, BEGS to intimate that he has REMOVED to those recently fitted up and more commodious premises, next door to his old place of business.The Hearts of Liddesdale have closed the season with a good record. They have played 22 matches, won 16, lost 2, and drawn 4.Langholm Fire Brigade was called out to the Orchard, a farm in the Claygate district, about 11.30am on Tuesday to a fire which had broken out in a hay shed in the farm steading.Living up to its record of being the wettest and coldest place in Britain almost every day, Eskdalemuir had a fall of snow on Sunday morning.
R. M. R. embraces this opportunity of tendering his sincere thanks to his numerous customers for their favours in business during the last 22 years, and respectfully solicits a continuance of the same in his new premises.
A medal given by Mr F E Rutherford, Hawick, for the member who scored most goals, was won by Andrew Stoddart, with 22; A Inglis came next with 19; and Thomas Elliot with 16.
A complimentary dance in honour of the emigrants was held in the Mechanics’ Hall, when over fifty couples were present.
Mr Douglas Armstrong, secretary of the club, who is leaving this country for a situation in Canada, was made the recipient of a testimonial from the members of the Football Club. Mr Armstrong has been secretary for some time. The present consisted of a handsome dressing case.
HAY LOST IN FARM FIRE
On arrival at the farm the firemen encountered a serious handicap in that the syke, which flows near the farm, was dry and hose had to be laid nearly three quarters of a mile from the Byreburn before water could be played on the flames. Extra hoses had to be sent for and these were brought from Dumfries.
The fire was quickly got under control and was prevented from spreading to other buildings, but before it was extinguished the hay shed and its contents, estimated at about 30 tons of baled hay, were destroyed. The firemen were in attendance for about seven hours.
SPORTAID RUN AT ESKDALEMUIR
But as if to give its blessing to the Fun Run, held as part of the Sportaid project “Race Against Time”, the sun broke through later in the day and the rain kept off until the 10km run was completed.
The event was not competitive and, as such, participants came from all over to run or walk just for fun and at the same time help a good cause.
It was marvellous to see both young and the not so young taking part, some even too little to walk on their own were pushed or carried by mums and dads, and others took the opportunity to walk their dogs.
The whole valley participated in some way or another and this tremendous community effort resulted in a most successful friendly afternoon.
At the time of writing £550 has already been deposited in the bank and it is expected that the total raised will be over £1,000.
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