Rural’s talk and slideshow

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Newmill and Teviothead’s open night began with a talk and slideshow on the history between Langholm and Hawick by Ian Landles and Billy Young. This proved to be extremely popular, evidenced by the high attendance of both our own members and visitors from invited rurals.

Billy gave an interesting and informative talk, mainly about landmarks and buildings on the way to Hawick from Langholm, with slides showing both old and current views.

Ian’s talk was mainly about landmarks and events in and around Hawick, interspersed with his trademark hilarious anecdotes.

Competitions: Home-made savoury snack: Visitors – 1, Rhona Glendinning; 2, Jean Umpherston. Members – 1, Muriel Baptie. Old photograph on any subject of something between/and/or including Hawick and Langholm – 1, Tina Ainslie; 2, Liz Howieson; 3, Jan Little.

The proceeds from the sales table went to the MS Society. The next meeting is the annual outing, which will be a treasure hunt on June 9, beginning at the Haugh at 6pm. There will be a meal afterwards at the Denholm Meet at 7.30pm.