Ray kicks off new life in New Zealand
Published at 21:35, Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Mrs Millican, wife of Mr Harry Millican, of Watley Hirst, Penton, had a narrow escape from death at Newcastleton railway station on Tuesday morning.
On the afternoon of Friday last a coat was stolen from the roadside near Sorbie, in the parish of Ewes.
One of Mr Hardie’s workmen had been engaged carting to the shepherd’s house and he had laid his coat and some articles on the roadside at the foot of the lane which leads to the house, and while he was away the coat was stolen.
Suspicion fell on two tramps who had been seen passing and information was immediately sent to the police at Langholm, who succeeded in tracing and apprehending the men a few miles from Carlisle, with the stolen property in their possession.
NEWCASTLETON RAILWAY TRAGEDY NARROWLY AVERTED
Whilst crossing the line she was knocked down by a passing engine and, but for the promptitude of a postman in pulling her out of the way, she would undoubtedly have been killed on the spot.
She is progressing as well as can be expected, but has suffered greatly with shock and her ultimate recovery will probably take some time.
OFF TO NEW ZEALAND
Mr. Ray McMillan, 13 George Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. McMillan, 3 John Street, left Langholm at the weekend to take up an appointment in a textile firm in New Zealand.
He was a warper in Waverley Mills, and his new job will be similar to his old one in a woollen mill near Wellington.
For several years he has been identified with association football in the district, playing originally for Canonbie United and latterly for Hearts of Liddesdale.
He was also a playing member of Langholm Cricket Club where he was a valuable left-hand bowler.
His wife and three sons will follow later.
Last Wednesday Mr. McMillan was presented with a fibre glass travelling case by his fellow workers at Waverley and his team mates of Hearts of Liddesdale gave him a travelling clock.
Eskdalemuir Woman’s Memories
A special service was held on Tuesday on the holiday Island of Corfu for the dedication of a memorial marking a naval tragedy.
Mrs Mary Goldie, from Twiglees would have liked to have been present for one of the victims was her brother, Henry Wilson, from Kirtlebridge.
He was acting leading telegraphist on the destroyer Saumarez when it and its sister ship HMS Volage both hit mines in the narrow channel between Corfu and Albania.
A total of 44 men died in the post second world war incident which resulted in a bitter legal dispute between Britain and Albania in which compensation issues are still unresolved.
The Memorial is the result of the efforts of relatives and survivors of the tragedy.
Mrs Goldie commented “Someday in the future I might be able to go out and see it”.
The incident happened over 40 years ago.
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