AULD Earlston’s recent exhibition and slide show at the Church Hall has been hailed a great success by organisers.

The theme of ‘Horses to Horse Power’ looked at travel around Earlston in times past and drew a large appreciative audience throughout the two days. 

Visitors had the chance to browse through information panels and vintage photographs of travellers’ tales, horses, bicycles, motor bikes, cars, vans, buses, trains, vehicles in industry and farming, roads, bridges and even planes, plus look at other material from the group’s collections.

Throughout the event, four slide shows were held and attracted capacity audiences who enjoyed a tour around ‘Earlston East to West’, with the history and anecdotes commentary sparking memories and lively discussion.

Chairman David Lothian said: “We were very encouraged by the favourable comments we received.

"Many people stayed several hours looking around, spotting relatives and friends in the photographs and exchanging reminiscences. We would like to thank everyone involved for helping our group keep Earlston’s past alive for future generations.”

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