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News | 16th May 2019
 

Election of Cornet 2019: Another year begins in the illustrious history of Langholm Common Riding

 
 
 

LANGHOLMITES continue to thrive on the unique occasion which is Common Riding day, Roger Maxwell, chairman, told the annual public meeting last Friday.
After two hours of voting, during which the town and pipe bands entertained through the streets, the town band played some Common Riding tunes on the Buccleuch Centre stage in front of an appreciative audience.
The trustees took their places and Roger welcomed everyone while they waited with bated breath for the result.
He said the Common Riding went from strength to strength and remained the main event in the town’s calendar.
There was nothing better than the ceremonies on the last Friday in July.
He said: “We welcome visitors from near and far and we’re keen to share our great day with them.
“The trustees and members welcome the feedback we receive at tonight’s meeting.
Comments, suggestions and criticisms will be noted, discussed and appropriate action taken.
“The summer of 2018 was one of the best for many years. Common Riding morning dawned to clear blue skies.
Enthusiasm
“It was clear from the Cornet’s demeanour that the greatest day of his life had come. His smile and enthusiasm made everyone’s day more enjoyable.
“His family could be justly proud of him. He was a credit to everyone.”
The two young men at his side, Stuart Murray and Simon Tweddle, gave him tremendous support and he could not have wished for better.
Rae Elliot cried the fair in his usual passionate manner and Billy Young gave his swansong as the Castle Craigs fair crier.
A replacement was still being sought.
David Stevenson also gave his final performance as officiating magistrate and this role had been offered to Roger who accepted.
Roger thanked the Duke of Buccleuch for the use of the Castleholm and the five farmers for allowing the hound trail to take place across their land.
He also thanked the town, pipe and flute bands and the generosity of all the sponsors. Martin Tedham, who sponsored the Eskdale Plate at the flapping had raised the prizemoney this year to £3,000.
Roger said: “It’s impossible for me to thank everyone who contributes. To those I haven’t mentioned, be aware that your efforts are very much appreciated.
“Thank you, the people of Langholm. You support it with undiminished enthusiasm. You ensure the traditions will carry on long into the future.”

 
 
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