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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Project_Alumnus » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Tom wrote:Is the Hawick Museum interesting? What does it mostly study on?


Hawick Museum and Gallery reveals the lives of Hawick’s people through the objects they loved, used every day, and brought back from far-away places. You can also explore the exciting careers of two local lads who found world fame as motorcycle champions: Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop. In a room overlooking Hawick’s unique Art Deco war memorial, an impressive Roll of Honour commemorates townsmen who fell in the two World Wars.

Three galleries house temporary exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see. A lively programme of schools events includes ‘lessons’ in a period schoolroom and quizzes for children.

The museum is set in a beautiful Victorian park, a real hidden jewel of the Borders, with crazy golf and a café on the doorstep.

Hawick Museum is open all year, except between Christmas and New Year. Admission is free. The museum shop sells cards, books and gifts, and there is a café in the park from Easter to October.
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Tom » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:15 pm

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Tom wrote:Is the Hawick Museum interesting? What does it mostly study on?


Hawick Museum and Gallery reveals the lives of Hawick’s people through the objects they loved, used every day, and brought back from far-away places. You can also explore the exciting careers of two local lads who found world fame as motorcycle champions: Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop. In a room overlooking Hawick’s unique Art Deco war memorial, an impressive Roll of Honour commemorates townsmen who fell in the two World Wars.

Three galleries house temporary exhibitions, so there’s always something new to see. A lively programme of schools events includes ‘lessons’ in a period schoolroom and quizzes for children.

The museum is set in a beautiful Victorian park, a real hidden jewel of the Borders, with crazy golf and a café on the doorstep.

Hawick Museum is open all year, except between Christmas and New Year. Admission is free. The museum shop sells cards, books and gifts, and there is a café in the park from Easter to October.

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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Hawick_1987 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:20 pm

Wilson & Glenny's Mill was destroyed in a terrible fire in 1959, after which the business was incorporated into the company later known as Ballantyne of Peebles. Remnants from the fire later went on to be used in the construction of the grandstand at Albert Park.
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Hawick_1987 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:24 pm

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1959 saw several serious fires in the Burgh of
Hawick. The first outbreak occurred on September 10th when Messrs Turnbull's Dyers and Woollen Mill in Slitrig Crescent went up in flames. Seven days later this fire was followed by a still fiercer blaze at Messrs Wilson & Glenny's Tweed Mill in Wilton Park where the loss was estimated at approximately three-quarters of a million pounds. On October 20th, the last fire of this series occurred at Messrs Scott & Hood's Teviotdale Mills in Commercial Road. As a result of these fires, the Station at Hawick became
professionally manned.
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Tom » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:17 pm

That's terrible :(

Were there any death, Hawick?
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby TheWaverleyRoute » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:21 pm

Good to see old Pictures of Hawick back in the good old days!
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Hawick_1987 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:52 pm

Tom wrote:That's terrible :(

Were there any death, Hawick?


As far as I'm aware no, although there as a great deal of expensive damage.
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Hawick_1987 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:01 pm

I remember watching Wilson & Glenny's burn from a vantage point on the Millars Knowes (you missed out the following fire down at Thornwood Mills, Weensland Road, that left only the ground floor of the former large house in a salvageable condition). Sadly, the fires were deliberate. I remember the Court case, but won't say more here about who was responsible . It was a sad case.
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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby Hawick_1987 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:11 pm

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Re: Auld Photos and Pictures

Postby TheWaverleyRoute » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:17 pm

I mind of them but they're no more I think :(
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