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10 years ago

Berwick Rangers’ hopes of cup glory were dashed by the most outrageous piece of unsportsmanlike behaviour against Montrose.

With Steve Kerrigan injured just inside Rangers’ half, Berwick ‘keeper Ross Godfrey rolled the ball towards the sideline so his teammate could receive treatment,only for Montrose winger Kevin Webster to intercept and chip into the exposed away goal for what proved a controversial winning goal.

25 years ago

The centuries-old tradition of net fishing in the River Tweed could be at an end taking with it one of Berwick’s largest tourist attractions.

Some 20 fishermen have been paid off by the Berwick Group PLC following losses of almost £100,000 over the past two years, and the netting rights held by the company have been sold off to the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Trust. This could bring about radical changes on the Tweed with traditional industry abandoned.

50 years ago

The filling in of the old mine shaft at Scremerston has almost been completed.

Norham and Islandshire public health committee has been told that the shaft has been filled in, but has been left for a time so that it can settle. Further tipping will then take place.

Although Wallace Green Church needs money,

the need of the Overseas Missions is much greater,

said the Sheriff’s Lady, Mrs J. N. Conned, on Thursday.

100 years ago

At a meeting of the followers of the Buccleuch Hunt, it was announced that the Duke of Buccleuch had intimated his intention to continue to hunt the country as present, provided a subscription of £2000 was guaranteed.

Mr Athole Hay met with a painful accident on the curling pond at Sunlaws. Preparing for a match, Mr Hay slipped and fell, fracturing his collarbone. He proceeded by motorcar to Marlefield, where he was surgically attended.

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