Wednesday, 21 October 2015

An Evening of Nostalgia in Earlston

The Auld Earlston Group  hosted an evening of nostalgia recently when a capacity audience in the Church Hall enjoyed the annual Slide Show and Exhibition. 

The emphasis this year was on photographs, new to our collection, from the post war years, depicting events at the Church, Sunday School, Civic Week, sports occasions, amateur theatre  performances and the ever popular school groups.    

Fancy Dress Parade at Earlston Civic Week

 The Young Women's Group, "Good Old Days" Show,  1985

 Bringing back more memories were scenes of winter snow and floods. 

The Cauld at Mill Meadow, 

A "Then and Now" theme let us see how Earlston street scenes had changed over the decades,  if not the century.  Ending the sequence of over 600 slides, were recent views of the Earlston countryside  from the Black Hill and in Cowdenknowes Wood.

Brief presentations followed on Auld Earlston's  other activities such as the Sharing Memories project to record memories of older resident on growing up in the village;  and the press cuttings collection of all things Earlston that feature in local newspapers.

For our latest project, we are waiting to hear the success of our application to the    Scottish Borders Council Borders Railway Celebration  Fund. For it is hoped to produce framed mounted and laminated vintage photographs of the local railway for display in local shops and outlets. The response from businesses contacted has been very encouraging, with the schools also  very supportive of our idea.  So watch this space - or read the local press - for further information n the project and how the community will be involved.  
Winter 1947

Following  the slide presentation.   the audience spent time browsing through photographs in more detail along with more village memorabilia in a  themed exhibition in the lesser hall. 

Thank you to all for a successful evening on Auld Earlston.

If you would like to involved in the group, or can let us have. even just   on loan  photographs and other material from Earlston's past, do please get in touch. 

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