Looking Back

Games and activities week in Coldstream, 1987
Games and activities week in Coldstream, 1987

10 years ago

t A SCOTS rock star has been forced to pull out of this weekend’s Jim Clark Rally after suffering head and neck injuries in a horrific swimming pool accident. Neil Primose, drummer with Travis, was to have competed in the Junior Rally driving a Ford Ka but had to be dragged unconscious from the pool before being rushed to hospital.

t Eyemouth councillor MIchael Cook has cast doubt on plans to transfer the running of council-run swimming pools to a new leisure trust.

25 years ago

t HOTLELIERS, guest houses and caravan park owners are preparing for their busiest week in years as thousands of golf fantatics from all over the world arrive in East Lothian for next week’s Open Championships.

t WITH temperatures reaching the sizzling eighties on Sunday, thousands of people turned out for Duns and District Round Table’s annual July Spree which was held in Duns Public Park. The star attraction was undoubtedly Hercules The Bear.

50 years ago

t Drift net fishing for salmon and migratory trout round the coast of Scotland and the mouth of the River Tweed is to be prohibited from September 15 for a period of two and a half years it has been announced.

t SEVEN year old Tommy Arnott is not likely to forget the day the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Haymount, the farm of his father and grandfather. Firstly, he had a black eye for the occasion and secondly the Duke of Edinburgh noticed it.

100 years ago

t the rainfall last month amounted to 5.73 inches, the previous June it was only 2.7 inches, not half the amount. Last month will be known as one of the wettest Junes on record. Rain fell in greater or less quantity on 25 out of the 30 days.

t iN the House of Commons the President of the Board of Agriculture was last week asked whether or not he proposed to assist Eyemouth fishermen to provide boats, motors or steam engines by loans or grants from the Development Fund.