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(source: Maurice Billingsley)


This was sent in by Maurice August 2011 — taken from the esate agent's brochure/

What's your cash situation?
Worth buying, just for old time's sake?


(source : Maurice Billingsley)


To see the coplete brochure click here.

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(source: Mike Ellis)

(L-R): Mike, Ian and Hugh.

Mike writes (August 2011) :


"Here's a photo I took a few weeks ago of Hugh McVey, Ian Scott and myself
on the beach at Musselburgh near Edinburgh. I invited Ian and Julia and Hugh
and Sandra to come and visit us for dinner when we were up there recently.
As you know,  Hugh was a peer of ours at St. Columba’s, The Priory
and Blacklion then he'd disappeared from view for decades.

Pat McHale managed to make e-mail contact
with him and suggested that I follow up with him.

We enjoyed a wonderful informal get-together over dinner and then lunch the
next day. You will see on this picture that the sky over Edinburgh is looking
quite threatening and sure enough, a few minutes later it almost
drowned us all in a torrent of water — we were soaked through and
had to jog almost a mile to find some shelter!

As Hugh has been “invisible” to all his ex-colleagues
for so long I thought it might be helpful to all to be able
to recognise him if they meet him in the Glasgow area."


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The following photos were taken by Chris and Josie Benton when they made their annual visit to the Melrose area (October 2011).


(source : Chris Benton)

Melrose Station (now a restaurant/ child’s playgroup).

All the old adverts appear as they were in 1950s
when the line and station were still operating.

(Note that the old chimney pots are still intact.)

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(source : Chris Benton)

The steps leading up to the railway line.
The line itself is now a grass verge running parallel
with the road to Abbotsford and Galashiels.

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(source : Chris Benton)

The Arches Viaduct over the Tweed at Leaderfoot bridge.

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(source : Chris Benton)

Leaderfoot Hill taken from Scotts View

Who needs to travel the world when we have countryside as wonderful as this?

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(source : Chris Benton)

View of the Tweed from the Suspension Bridge at Dryburgh.

It’s a long time since I saw the river so high.

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(source : Chris Benton)

The graves of the 3 White Fathers are still well kept.

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(source : Chris Benton)

The grave of Fr Drost WF