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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Curlers ready to meet any challenge

The annual general meeting of the Eskdalemuir curling club was held lately in the parish school for the purpose of electing office bearers, revising rinks, and making the necessary arrangements for their old friend, John Frost.On Wednesday night when Mr Glendinning, Evertown, was driving Mr. Elliot, Bogrie, from Tarcoon towards Ladyhousesteads, the pony became restive and bolted, overturning the digby and pitching both occupants out.A sum of money amounting to between £20 and £30 was stolen from the Langholm British Legion at the weekend.A very popular young Langholm doctor is “very ill but stable” in the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle after the car she was driving was involved in a nasty accident on the A7 Canonbie bypass, near Auchenrivock, on Monday evening about 7.15 p.m.

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Eskdalemuir Parish School where the annual general meeting of the curling club was held in 1862

150 YEARS

CURLING CLUB

The meeting was not very numerously attended, and although the club are still in want of a pond, having nothing but the river Esk, the genuine curling spirit appeared amongst them, and each seemed determined to do their best, if any neighbouring club challenged them to a contest.

100 YEARS

CANONBIE ACCIDENT

Mr Glendinning escaped with a few slight cuts and scratches but Mr Elliot who was thrown a considerable distance received some nasty bruises and cuts about the face and head, one cut behind the right ear requiring several stitches.

The trap had both shafts broken and was otherwise damaged but the pony suffered no bad effects.

50 YEARS

MONEY STOLEN FROM BRITISH LEGION

The theft was discovered on Saturday morning when Club steward, Mr G. Ritchie, opened the premises about half past ten.

He found that a pane of glass has been broken in a window of the north gable to give access, and that a locked drawer of a desk in the secretary’s room had been forced open and the money taken, but no attempt was made to enter the bar.

The burglary is being investigated by the police.

This is the third time that the Langholm British Legion had been broken into.

The last time was in May of last year when the thieves took away a safe from the bar which contained over £200 in notes.

25 YEARS

LANGHOLM DOCTOR HURT BADLY IN CRASH

Dr Karen Thomas, aged 25, of Henry Street, Langholm was apparently driving her Morris Minor on the road, north bound for Langholm, when her car hit black ice and skidded across the roadway into the path of a south bound Mercedes articulated lorry driven by J. Fawkes, of Gloucester Road, Currock, Carlisle.

The lorry driver was unhurt but Dr. Thomas was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary where she was initially in intensive care and very seriously ill.

It is suspected that amongst her injuries are two broken thighs, damaged ribs and damaged shoulders as well as head injuries.

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