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Hawick exhibition rekindles local memories

An old Hawick shopfront Credit: ITV Border

An exhibition remembering the forgotten shops of Hawick is rekindling lots of memories for visitors.

It celebrates shops from the early 1950s with photographs and memorabilia.

The display, at the town's museum, ends on Christmas Eve.

Some of the items are from the private collection of local historian Stuart Bouglas:

Stuart Bouglas Credit: ITV Border

Most afternoons there's a number of people with their friends having a wee bit of argument about that was there or that wasn't there it was there, ken, it's just getting their memories jogged.

– Stuart Bouglas, Historian

'Pensioner' paperboys deliver Carlisle news

Tony Bashford Credit: ITV Border

It is a job traditionally associated with 16 and 17 year olds rather than 60 and 70 year olds.

Tony Bashford who is 70 and 69-year-old Neil Baxter both have paper rounds with News at 15 on Warwick Road.

Neil has been delivering newspapers for about three years while Tony started three weeks ago.

Tony, a former engineer and insurance worker, got into it by chance: "It started by calling in for my daily paper and talking to Neil who informed me the boy who delivered the papers had left.

Half jokingly I said 'I'll do it' and they took me at my word so I ended up doing the round which I thoroughly enjoy!

– Tony Bashford

Both work seven days a week. They start their round just after 6am and are finished about an hour later.

Neil told ITV Border he is used to the early starts because he used to be baker: "It keeps you fit!"



Dumfries man captures special proposal on camera

Liam Gordon proposed to Melissa, and captured it on camera. Credit: Liam Gordon

A man from Dumfries secretly flew 3,000 miles to propose to his girlfriend... and captured it all on camera.

Liam Gordon surprised his girlfriend Melissa in Massachusetts, when he turned up unannounced and got down on one knee.

He says more people should recording their memories:

I thought it was nice to document travels and places I've been and things I've done instead of just showing people slide shows I think it gets boring after a while."

– Liam Gordon
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