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1869 Andrew Burns the Selkirk woolsorter

Andrew Burns the 1869 Cornet was a wool sorter – “ Wool sorters were the craftsmen who processed the fleece before yarn could be spun. Different breeds of sheep produce vastly different types of wool. The variations include fineness and length of the staple, softness of handle, crimp, colour and lustre, and different types of … Continue reading

1861 John Ferguson the first modern Cornet

There are two events which mark the beginning of modern Hawick – the introduction of knitting frames by Baillie Hardie in 1771, and the opening of the railway in 1849. [even though the railway only ran north to G***shiels and Edinburgh until the following year – “The Hawick branch of the North British Railway was … Continue reading

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