SLIDE SHOW: 1977 silver jubilee celebrations

Wallow in nostalgia by looking at pictures of Berwickshire’s previous jubilee celebrations.

AS usual, the weather meant that some events had to be moved indoors, but there were still plenty of parties and celebrations of the Queen’s 25 years on the throne.

Coldingham'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations

Coldingham'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations

So active were party-goers that coverage had to be spread over two editions of the paper.

The ‘News’ noted that fairs and fancy dress were more popular north of the border, while Northumberland seemed to prefer traditional street parties.

As always when celebrating royal milestones, beacons were lit in a chain across the country, inlcuding one in gale-force wind at the top of Cockburn Law, near Abbey St Bathans.

One of the most popular events was held in Chirnside, where Sharon Wallace was crowned Jubilee Princess in the newly opened Windram Park, with the Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, Lt Col W B Swan in attendance.

Foulden fancy dress'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations

Foulden fancy dress'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations

Other events included a tattoo beaten by Sea Cadets in Dunbar, which also held the Royal Burgh Boundary Race, a ‘Gypsy Fair’ in Coldstream and assorted impromptu festivities.

The royals toured Britain extensively around the Silver Jubilee. Prince Phillip drove a team of horses owned by the Queen at Mellerstain, while Princess Anne attended a display of the Borders Massed Pipe Bands.

Crowning of Chirnside Queen and park opening'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations

Crowning of Chirnside Queen and park opening'Pictures from the 1977 archive from when photographers trips out across Berwickshire capturing the silver jubilee celebrations