Langholm Common Riding Pictures 1999

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Welcome to Langholm's Great Day - 30th July 1999

Here, thanks to Doug Harkness, are some photos of the 1999 Common Riding, taken from his video of the event which is now available direct from him.

The Flute Band returning from the Hound Trail.

The winner of the Hound Trail receives his cup.

Cornet Darren Irving receives the Town Standard.

The Jubilee and ex-cornets on the podium.

John Elliot cries the Langholm Fair.

Spectators going up the Kirk Wynd.

The gallop up the Kirk Wynd.

The riders gather at Whita Well. Lucky ones get a nip from Edwin Armitage.

Semi-Jubilee Cornet Graham Cubbon and family on Whita.

Preceded by the Pipe band and the Common Riding emblems, ...

... the procession returns from the hill ...

David Reid crosses the Ewes Water to cut the turf on the Castleholm.

Young riders ford the Ewes Water.

Cornet's father, Kevin Irving, with friends and relations.

More pictures as and when I get them. Donations of pictures welcomed!

That's it for another year. A Memorable Day.

The 1999 Langholm Common Riding in VHS (PAL) format suitable for use in the UK, Western Europe (except France) and British Commonwealth (except Canada) can be obtained direct from:

Douglas Harkness,
Station Cottages,
126 High Street,
DG13 0

Price: £14.95 + £1.25 Post and Packing (UK) or £5.00 (Overseas)

Copies are also available at 'Spruce' in the High Street.

Digital Photos © D. Harkness 1999

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