Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Greetings from Earlston

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 
To All Our Blog Readers 


Photographs of Earlston Christmas Lights

Copyright N. F. Donaldson, 2015 - All Rights Reserved. 


Friday, 18 December 2015

A Photographic Celebration of Earlston's Railway

Auld Earlston is delighted to announce its

Borders Railway Celebration Project

Thanks to grant funding from Scottish Borders Council, A3 framed and  laminated photographs of the old railway through Earlston will be on show around the village from late March 2016.  A community event, open to all,  is  planned for early in the New Year to select 20 photographs to be turned into display pictures for venues throughout the village.

If you would like to display one of these railway photographs in your Earlston premises, be it a shop or business or other type of venue, (so long as it is open to the public),  please contact Auld Earlston - tel. 01896 848240 or e-mail auldearlston@aol.com.

If you have old photographs of the railway through Earlston, we would also be delighted to hear from you.  The photographs can be scanned and added to the Auld Earlston collection,  and returned to you. 

Earlston Station, c.1920
Stationmaster Mr, Kirkman (in frock coat) , Station Staff, and Visitors (in soft hats) 


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Cards for Serving Soldiers

During the First World War, Earlston remembered its serving soldiers at Christmas time, by sending these cards, now in the collection of Auld Earlston. 





In the 1911 census,  Earlston's  population stood at 1749 with 801 male and 948 females.

Forty-eight soldiers from Earlston lost their lives in the First World War and are remembered on the War Memorial, unveiled in November 1921.