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1846 James Smith and the Flood

Records of flooding in the Teviot Catchment go back many years,with a  recent speeding up of runoff through new agricultural drains and lack of buffering by wetlands.  For “new” read 1836, when one local claimed that “a little summer flood which took a fortnight or three weeks to run off previous, now completely runs out … Continue reading

1836 Thomas Kedie the third Kedie Cornet

Thomas Kedie was a baker, living at Kirkstyle, east side at the head of Silver St. The Exchange Bar is probably Victorian, but the houses look older as you go towards the church. However, they are on the West side, not the East side where Cornet Kedie was living. The 1824 Woods Map is only … Continue reading

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