NOSTALGIA: Ladies take paddle in the Teviot...what’s the year?

Archive photo of ladies paddling in the river Teviot, Hawick.
Archive photo of ladies paddling in the river Teviot, Hawick.

We’ve got another nostalgic gem of a photograph from our glass-negative archives for you this week.

As autumn brought with it the first of our frosty mornings this week, we hark back to warmer times during a 1950s summer in Hawick. Our photograph shows 12 women taking a paddle in the River Teviot, with one laughing lady taking more of an accidental dip. Perhaps they’re on a lunch break from a nearby mill?

We think it was probably taken during the 1950s, but hope our readers can be a little more precise. Do you recognise any of the ladies or landmarks in this photo? You can let us know by emailing southern-newsdesk@jpress.co.uk