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1814 Walter Wilson and the Hanging in the Haugh

1814 was quite  a year for Walter Wilson to be Cornet, and the end of an era. The long Napoleonic wars seemed finally to be over – Napoleon had invaded Russia, and then retreated from Moscow, leading to a hundred French, German and Polish officers from his army coming to Hawick as prisoners of war … Continue reading

1515 The first Cornet – think Hawick, think Helmand Province

Thinking about who was the first Cornet – we know the names back to 1703 and James Scott, the first named Cornet , but nothing before that. Which isn’t very satisfying – I want a name! My Granny’s cousin Cornet was of Lanark stock – and Lanark‘s Lanimers is very [very!] like the Hawick Common … Continue reading