Teries Bailleul-bound for twinning ceremony

1973: A PARTY of 43 will leave Hawick on Sunday morning bound for Bailleul for the town-twinning ceremony which will take place in the French town on Monday afternoon.

THE local branch of the Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, have donated two “happy buggies” (an advanced form of invalid chair), for use by handicapped children, to the Mayfield and Anderson occupational centres.

1983: A NEW electronic telephone exchange serving about 5,000 customers in the Hawick area was opened by Bill McLaren on Tuesday.

All Hawick numbers will now have a ‘7’ added to the existing four numbers, ie. 2671 will become 72671.

LOCAL ratepayers received a bonus this week with the announcement that the Regional Council is to reduce the rates next year from 86p to 76p in the £, the first cut since local government reorganisation was implemented eight years ago.

1993: CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the main Post Office in Bridge Street are to seek a court injunction to stop the service being switched to the new Safeway Superstore.

Campaign leader District Councillor John Rudkin, told the news yesterday they would also be asking Archy Kirkwood MP to raise the matter in parliament.

2003: A ‘SECRET’ kept for nearly 90 years was finally broken last week. Contractor Matt Moffat and his men unearthed a glass time capsule, containing 27 objects from 1914, while stripping the brickwork below the Horse monument. The unusual find has created a lot of excitement in the town, especially with local historian and chair of the Hawick Archaological Society, Ian Landels.