Greatest honour for Cornet Harkness
Last updated at 10:33, Thursday, 17 May 2012
The hiring market was held on Friday last. The hiring, especially for grown-up women and girls, was remarkably good.
NEWCASTLETON SUMMER HIRING
Women were getting £7,10s easily, £3,10s and £4 were given freely. We did not hear what wages were given to men, but we understand they were good.
There was a great attendance of strangers, and it was a common remark that it was the best hiring fair that had been at Newcastleton for some time.
On Monday, Miss Mary Elliot, daughter of Mr John Elliot, engineer, Drove Road, met with a nasty cycling accident on the Eskdale Road.
She was trying to avoid some children, who were learning to cycle on the road near Burnfoot, and while doing so the front wheel came off her machine.
She was pitched forward on to the road, and besides receiving severe contusions of the face, she was badly bruised. No bones were broken, but the shock was very severe.
Well, we have got a Cornet and a new committee appointed at the annual meeting of the public of Langholm on Friday night to arrange the preliminaries of this year’s Common Riding and so we are all set for the great day on the last Friday in July.
On behalf of our readers we would like to congratulate Cornet Harkness on his appointment and we are sure he will carry out the onerous duties of the office to the best of his ability and to the satisfaction of the townspeople.
To the Semi-Jubilee Cornet, Walter W. Robinson, we also offer our congratulations.
There is no more enthusiastic supporter of the Common Riding than Ex-Cornet Robinson and no doubt he will still retain many happy memories of his Cornetship 25 years ago.
To him we hope the Common Riding of 1962 will be as happy and enjoyable as that of 1937.
JUDGE DIES IN RING
A former Newcastleton and Langholm garage owner and one of the top UK dog judges, Alex Dodman, collapsed whilst judging Irish setters last week at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire and died in hospital that same day aged 79.
Once owner of a garage business in Newcastleton, he moved across to Langholm where he built up Whitshiels garage and eventually built the bungalow on the Newcastleton road.
Before retirement, he ran a garage and coach business but had been a dog judge all over the country since 1932. He collapsed during his first class at the Birmingham National Show.
Two nurses and later a doctor ran to help but though he was rushed to Coventry hospital and still alive on arrival, he did not recover.
He is survived by his wife, Jean who shared a life interest with him in Irish setters, winning at many championship shows.
First published at 21:37, Wednesday, 16 May 2012
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