Oh ay, it’s brunt as usual for bowlers!
Last updated at 09:21, Thursday, 24 May 2012
150 YEARS NEW LANGHOLM BOWLING CLUB Since the opening of this green three or four weeks ago the playing has gone on very brisk, and night after night rinks are formed, and the game goes keenly on till the jack is scarcely visible a few yards off, on account of the darkness.
The usual exclamations attendant on the game are by no means awaiting, and any one taking their evening walk up the “Gallaside” possibly may have their ears saluted by expressions which, to the unprofessional ear may sound strange and unmeaning, but which to the players are full of significance, such as “too narrow”, “too wide”, “too strong”, far ower short”, “far ower strang”, “strang and wide”, “guard”, “be up”, “brunt”, “oh ay, brunt as usual”.
SUDDEN DEATH OF CANONBIE OFFICIAL
Much regret was felt in Canonbie and district on Friday when it was announced that Mr William Malcolm, Hagg-on-Esk, chief clerk in the Buccleuch estates office, had died in Edinburgh on Friday morning.
He had been suffering recently from an internal trouble, and was conveyed to Edinburgh on the Thursday evening for the purpose of undergoing an operation.
Mr Malcolm was also clerk to Canonbie School Board, and his frank, genial, and obliging disposition made him a general favourite in the district.
He was the second son of the late Mr John Malcolm, chief constable of Dumfries Burgh. Prior to going to Canonbie he was for a number of years in the office of Mr James Carmont, formerly at the B. L. Bank Buildings, Dumfries.
He is survived by a widow, who also belongs to Dumfries, and a young family. Much sympathy will be expressed for them and for his sisters. Mr Malcolm was 45 years of age.
NEWCASTLETON – “MISS LIDDESDALE”
The event of the season for Hearts of Liddesdale Football Club was their annual dance to choose “Miss Liddesdale”.
This was held in the village hall on Friday evening when the task of picking “Miss Liddesdale” fell to Mr Gilford Lees and Mr Bobby Day of The Mayfayre Club Band, and a difficult task it must have been.
Final choice was Miss Rita Lockerbie, of The Craig, and a popular winner she was.
The top ten were Mrs A. Adamson (sister of the winner), Misses Ann Ballantyne, Davina Harding, Elizabeth Cuthbert, Janette Ireland, Ann Proudfoot, Fiona Tucker, Mary Harding and Ann Paterson.
Music for the dancing was provided by The Mayfayre Club Band and supper was served by the Ladies Committee.
As a result of the effort over £60 was cleared for Club funds.
TWO ESCAPE FROM FIRE AT CANONBIE
A house at Canonbie Moor, Rowanburn, the home of Mr and Mrs Robert Bartley, was badly damaged by fire late last night.
Mrs Bartley and her son Paul managed to escape through a door and a window with Mrs Bartley having to receive treatment from a local doctor for shock and minor burns.
The fire which is believed to have started with an electrical fault in a bedroom, damaged 80 per cent of the roof and caused severe smoke damage to the rest of the house.
The dwelling is owned by Buccleuch Estates and rented to company director Mr Bartley.
The fire, which started around 11 p.m. was attended to quickly by two fire engines from Langholm and from Gretna.
First published at 21:38, Wednesday, 23 May 2012
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