NOSTALGIA: 1950s paddling

Lynwood circa 1958.
Lynwood circa 1958.

We’ve got another gem from our glass negative archives for you this week.

Harking back to the late 1950s, it also could give a glimpse of the future, with the possibility of the Borders Railway being extended through Hawick and on to Carlisle.

We think it’s probably in 1958 – and on a cracking day at that – with the kids running around in the Slitrig Water, a tributary of the River Teviot, at Lynwood, with the viaduct, known as the six-arch bridge behind.

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