Telford spirit moved to make donation
Last updated at 09:45, Thursday, 31 May 2012
150 YEARS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE On the afternoon of Friday last, one of the children of Mr. Wallace, banker, when playing in the street was upset by a cart, the wheel of which went right across her breast and shoulders, but strange to say she did not sustain the slightest injury.
The cart fortunately was empty, had it been loaded, the consequence would have been dreadful.
WHITSUNTIDE VISITORS TO LANGHOLM
On Monday, Langholm experienced a great influx of visitors from the other side of the border.
The weather was of the finest nature, and as Easter was considerably interfered with by the coal strike, holiday makers for Whitsuntide seemed to be increased.
As regards visitors to Langholm, it seems this was the greatest number for any one English holiday for some years.
By train, there were 89 from Carlisle, while Mr Douglas, Temperance Hotel, had to supply tea and refreshments for some 80 members of the Al Fresco Rambling Club, Carlisle, who came by char-a-banc and bicycles; and 40 of the Caldewgate Wesleyan Bible Class, Carlisle.
An enjoyable day was spent by all, and the climb to the Monument seemed to be the chief attraction.
WOMAN JAILED FOR OBTAINING N. ASSISTANCE
A housewife was sent to prison for two periods of six months to run concurrently, at Carlisle City Magistrates Court on Monday when she pleaded guilty to obtaining an order book from the National Assistance Board using false pretences with intent to defraud.
The woman, Mrs Alice Crothers or Shaw (44) address given as c/o Snug Cafe, Fiddleton Toll Bar, Ewes, Langholm asked for other offences to be taken into consideration.
For the Board, Mr G.D. Powell said the total amount of money received between October 1959 and December 1961 by false pretences was £352 10s 6d.
He said that Mrs. Crothers had told the Assistance Board officials she only had £1 per week to keep herself and her son.
It was later found that a Mr. Sydney Shaw had been living in the house since October 1959, giving Mrs. Crothers £6 per week.
She herself had a job with the N.A.A.F.I. which paid her £5 per week.
LIBRARY RECEIVES DONATION
A most generous donation for 300 US dollars has been received by Langholm Library Trust from Bill and Susie Telford of Texas who visited Langholm in March.
Like so many overseas visitors they were seeking information about their ancestry and spotting the sign “Telfords” over the electrical goods shop on the High Street, made contact with the proprietor Herbert Telford.
Although unable to establish any kinship, the Texan Telfords were very impressed by all the assistance received in the area and consequently sent, via Herbert, a donation to the Library.
Excerpts from an accompanying letter speak for themselves:
“Enclosed is a cheque to assist the Library in acquisition, subscription or whatever, from a “colonial” Telford far from Scotland in body but not in spirit.
“When you next see the Andersons at Ewes School, Miss Grace Brown or Bill Vevers, please offer our thanks and best wishes.”
First published at 21:33, Wednesday, 30 May 2012
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