36 pictures from the 1980s in Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose and Peebles

Looking back more than 30 years to people and events in the Borders.

Monday, 21st September 2020, 2:13 pm
Kelso United, 1980.
Kelso United, 1980.

Here is the latest batch of photos from our archives that are sure to stir up some memories of the 1980s, this time focusing on the towns of Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose and Peebles. And you can still view the 1980s pictures for Selkirk and Galashiels as well.

Exhibition snooker match in Kelso, February 1980.
Melrose Golf Club centenary dinner, April 1980.

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Fire at Langlee House near Jedburgh, July 1980.
Cutting the first sod for Peebles Health Centre, February 1981.
Charles and Stanley Hill from Melrose won the Newcastle Brown World's Heaviest Onion Challenge Championship trophy in October 1981.
The 'Green Cross Code Man' in Melrose, May 1982.
Melrose RFC 7s centenary dinner, April 1983.
Melrose Queen and Court, May 1983.
Peebles busking competition, September 1983.
Kingsland School, Peebles went on a trip to TV AM, December 1983.
A sports forum was held in Peebles, October 1984.
The opening of the Cuddy Bridge in Peebles, December 1984.
The platform of Melrose railway station lies completely derelict, January 1985.
Uppies and Doonies wrestle for the ball during the Jethart Hand Ba' in March 1985.
Kelso High School pupils on a visit to Radio Tweed, March 1985.
Melrose Pageant 1986.
Burial of Abbott's remains in Jedburgh Abbey, April/May 1986.
5000 pilgrims gathered for Mass at Melrose Abbey to celebrate its 850th anniversary in June 1986.
5000 pilgrims gathered for Mass at Melrose Abbey to celebrate its 850th anniversary in June 1986.
'Mavis' from Coronation Street gets the Kelso raft race underway from the gardens of Ednam House Hotel, 1986.
Kelso raft race 1986.
Joint emergency services exercise at Kelso racecourse in December 1986.
The Cross Keys basketball team from Kelso, January 1987.
The Duchess of Gloucester opens Edenside Court in Kelso, July 1987.
Quoits competition at Shedden Park, Kelso, August 1987.
Harry Secombe was in Jedburgh filming an episode of 'Highway', November 1987.
Kelso High School presented a cheque to Cancer Research, December 1987.
Kelso Opera performed Kiss Me Kate, March 1988.
Pettigrew Chutney, Bridge Street, Kelso, May 1988.
The Queen chats to well wishers during a visit to Peebles in June 1988.
Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from school children during a visit to Peebles in June 1988.
Children enjoy the puddles and mud at a rather wet Scottish Game Fair, held in Kelso, July 1988.
Flood prevention work being carried out at the Auld Brig, Jedburgh, November 1988.
Cattleman and Shepherd of the Year awards, Cross Keys Hotel, Kelso, November 1988.
Band playing at Kelso Christmas lights switch-on, 1988.