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I never knew that my granny’s cousin was the Cornet

There are lots of things that I wish I had known when I was younger and growing up in Hawick.

One of these was that my Granny’s cousin had been the Hawick Cornet – a long time ago maybe, but a Cornet nevertheless.

This blog explores his life, and starts to flesh out the stories of some of the many other Cornets who have raised the banner blue since 1703.

And you will have to browse through the absolutely superb gallery of portraits of Hawick Cornets from 1890 JED Murray onwards which Lesley Fraser [of the photography shop in the Sandbed] has pulled together.


About Neil Wallace

Born in the Haig Maternity, lived in Dovemount Place, and started school there at Trinity. To Burnfoot Primary then the High School. Moved away from the town to Cardiff, then Edinburgh, and now an exile in Suffolk.


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