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Old Langholm and the Esk Valley

Author : Alex F. Young
ISBN : 9781840332377
Cover : paperback
Price : £7.50

A collection of fifty-two period photographs of this border town and the villages around it, including Canonbie, Rowanburn, Bentpath and Eskdalemuir. Accompanied by a history of the area, many of the images show village life as it was in years gone by – sheep being driven to market, a Scottish opera performed by the Langholm Amateur Dramatic Society, the unveiling of the War Memorial, children on their way to the old Langholm Academy, and, of course, the various events and sights of the annual Common Riding, including the oldest surviving brass band in Scotland, the Flute Band who play only once a year, the hound trail and the wrestling. Other subjects include the long-gone railway stations at Canonbie and Gilknockie, the coal pit at Rowanburn and the building of the Observatory at Eskdalemuir.

Old Langholm and the Esk Valley
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