A LOCAL heritage group is set to turn back time with a two-day history exhibition.

The event, which is being held by Auld Earlston later this month, is called ‘Horses to Horse-Power – Travel in Times Past’ and will look at how people travelled around the village.

It will feature a number of slide shows and vintage photographs of horses, bicycles, motorbikes, cars, vans, buses, trains, vehicles in industry and farming, roads, bridges as well as tales of journeys from days gone by.

And locals will also have the chance to share their memories of village life during the exhibition.

The group’s chairman David Lothian told the Border Telegraph: “We were delighted at the response to our two previous exhibitions and encouraged by the length of time many people took to look around and exchange reminiscences.

“Do come along to our event and see what our group is doing to keep Earlston’s past alive for future generations.”

The event will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 10am-3pm and on Sunday, October 22, from 12noon-4pm in the Church Hall on the High Street.

A special hour-long new slide show will also be presented on the theme of “Earlston from West to East” on the Saturday at 11am and 2pm; and on the Sunday at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Entry to the event costs £2 including tea and coffee. Children go free.

For further information telephone: 01896 848240 or e-mail: auldearlston@aol.com