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Jacob’s Well

A Community Trust volunteer and a History Society volunteer have today surfaced Jacob's Well on the site near the Coldstream Bridge. It took some digging out – soil, wild garlic shoots, stones and awkward roots. If you are visiting the site, watch that the walkway is in need of repair and moved away from the

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New Book – Patrick Brydone, Lennel House

A John Evans has written an excellent book on Patrick Brydone and here is the book's introduction: Born near Berwick upon Tweed in the Scottish Borders, and the son of a Church of Scotland minister, Patrick Brydon served as a second lieutenant in the Seven Years' War, returning from Portugal in 1763. Hearing that other

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Thanks to Dr. James Mitchell

James has to be thanked for his wonderful talk on the life of Eric Liddell, the Olympic athlete and religious man, whose mother was born in Paxton. James had very few notes and obviously knew his subject very well. Eleanor Moffat introduced James and Trevor Swan did the vote of thanks for a very engaging

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Latest News on Possible Restoration of Old Lennel Kirk

Please open the above title of this news. The Coldstream Community Trust is taking the lead on this project but it will have interest for this society. Gerald Tait of the Trust and the Society and Trevor Swan of the Society met officials of Historic Scotland (HS) on site on 23rd January 2015. Robin Kent,

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Latest News on Possible Restoration of Old Lennel Kirk

Historic Scotland is sending representatives to meet Community Trust officials at  Lennel kirkyard on Friday 23rd January. These include a grants expert, a scheduled and ancient monuments expert and case officer. HS seem interested in repairing and restoring to some semblance of order the old lennel kirk, built in 1120 and last used in 1705,

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Lennel Kirk

The Coldstream Community Trust obtained a grant to carry out a feasibility study of the old Lennel Kirk which is now in a dilapidated state. The study was carried out on 16th December 2014 and the report is currently with the Trust. The study was funded by Historic Scotland (HS) and it appears that HS

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Thanks to Gordon MacDonald, Hawick

Thanks are extended to Gordon for an excellent talk to the History Society this evening. This was on Borders Womens' Suffrage. A vote of thanks was proposed by Secretary, Lynn Burgess.

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Old Lennel Kirk To Be Saved

Historic Scotland (HS) is to be praised for coming to the rescue of the old Lennel Kirk, in the middle of Lennel Cemetery,which has been unused since 1705 and derelict for over 100 years. Greyness has always existed in determining today's ownership, whether it is the heritor – Lennel Estates – the Church of Scotland

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