Nostalgic memories of Hawick's local history

Share your own memories of Hawick and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

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Did anybody attend a very small school called lyne school. Only about 13 people in the whole school! The teacher was miss/Mrs moncrief.very happy memories. It was near lyne Kirk where my name Jim shepley or edward shepley appears on the christening roll of honour. Have visited this little church many times. My sister (...Read full memory)

I well remember being at Heronhill (St Helens) and Miss McDonald the headmistress. I don't think I recall the horses but there was a rope swing at the stables which we used to play on , also there were great trees to climb past the tennis courts up toward the Anderson shelter. I later discovered when doing some family research that my grandfather was born at Heronhill stables in 1876.

Heronhill , off Weensland Road was the mansion house where there was a boarding school for about fifty four girls and a few very small boys. The school was called St Helen's, between 1945 and 1949. The headmistress and owner was Miss Jean Macdonald; I went to school there. There were stables off the main drive which were filled (...Read full memory)