Dancing keeps bowls rolling
Published at 21:36, Wednesday, 28 September 2011
The Carlisle Journal reports that on Sunday night between ten o’clock and midnight, and with little inter-mission till two on Monday morning, rain fell in that neighbourhood with a heaviness unparalleled in the memory of the oldest men.Langholm Old Club – A special meeting of the members was held on Monday week, Mr Thomas Paisley presiding, when it was announced that there was a deficit of £5 9s 1d, and after consideration, it was unanimously resolved to have a concert and dance with the view of wiping out the adverse balance.The late harvest has only slightly affected stock entries for Saturday’s Show on the Castleholm, and once again sheep entries will predominate.Mrs E. McInnes, President, welcomed members to the start of the new season. The business part of the meeting ensued followed by the presentation to Mrs E. Dinwoodie of the perpetual silver cake stand trophy for the most competition points acquired during the last year.
Great flood in Carlisle
In four or five hours 2 1/8 inches fell in the centre of the city, and in the cemetery 1 3/4 inches fell in two hours.
The Caldew was soon flooded and came rushing down in a thick heavy stream, and the Eden afterwards became affected by the great fall of rain, and ran very full on Monday.
Much damage was done to houses in Carlisle by the flooding of the houses of the poor. The inhabitants of the weavers’ cottages at Parham Beck appear to have been the greatest sufferers in this respect.
About forty cottages were flooded and in many of them the bedding was immersed and destroyed; in some, the floors being made of mud, the wretchedness was made still more palpable after the water had cleared away or had been pailed out.
The scenes in some of these cottages were pitiable. Women recently confined were lying almost in the mud, and children half naked were making misery more miserable with their lamentations.
Langholm New Club – The half yearly meeting of this club was held on Wednesday night, Mr W. Park (vice-president) in the chair.
Mr Brodie (secretary) submitted his report and the financial statement was favourable, there being a balance of over £5 in hand.
It was resolved to carry out several improvements on the green and one end of it will be lifted. The work was entrusted to Mr J. Ruell, Carlisle.
The Cattle Show
Most of the show’s 2000 entries will be found under canvas where the industrial, baking, flower and vegetable classes all have greatly increased entries, while the poultry and pigeon tent will again be well filled.
Fewer jumping entries and a record number of competitors in the horse sport suggest an interesting afternoon from the spectators’s point of view, especially when one considers the two outstanding demonstrations, also included.
Two of Scotland’s leading amateur athletes, Peter Milligan, former champion, and our local David Stevenson, will give an exhibition of pole vaulting, while two well known trialists, Dave Dickson and George Young of Hawick will demonstrate their skill as sheepdog handlers.
Various trade stands, side-shows and weight-guessing competition will lend added interest and this year’s Cattle Show promises to be one of the best.
The runners-up brooch will be held jointly by Mrs J.Smith and Mrs L. Walls for the next 12 months. There was then a very interesting talk and demonstration on upholstery by Mr Johnstone of Annan, who also judged the competition for a home-made cushion.
Mrs E. Dinwoodie got off to a good start by winning with Miss A. Mackie second.
A vote of thanks was given by Mrs M. Mitchell to Mr Johnstone and, after refreshments and the raffle, the meeting closed with “The Queen”.
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