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Sir Richard Lowther Tomb And Effigy

Tomb And Effigy Of Sir Richard Lowther Tomb with effigy of Sir Richard Lowther, Lord Warden of the Marches in Lowther Church, Cumbria The inscription above Sir Richard Lowther's tomb runs thus; “Sr.Rich:Lowther Knig.Succeeded Hen:…

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Armstrongs The lost Towers of Liddesdale

Armstrongs; The lost Towers of Liddesdale The Lost Towers of the Armstrongs of Liddesdale, in Roxburghshire, Dumfriesshire and Cumbria The valley stretches from the junction of the rivers Liddel and Esk in the south for…

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Lang Sandie Sculpture at Rowanburn Dumfriesshire

Lang Sandie, Sculpture at Rowanburn, Dumfriesshire Sculpture of a Border Reiver called Lang Sandie at Rowanburn, Dumfriesshire Lang Sandie is a prominently sited piece of public sculpture, standing by the roadside at Rowanburn, near Canonbie…

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The Horse Statue in Hawick Roxburghshire

Hawick; Equestrian Statue Equestrian Statue known as “The Horse” in Hawick, Roxburghshire The equestrian monument on an island in Hawick's busy main street is known locally as “The Horse”. The monument is by the Edinburgh…

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Flodden Memorial or Fletcher Memorial, Selkirk

Thomas Clapperton’s Flodden Memorial or Fletcher Memorial, Selkirk Flodden Memorial or Fletcher Memorial by Thomas Clapperton, Victoria Hall, Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders The sculptor Thomas Clapperton (1879-1962) was born in Galashiels, the son of a…

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Blackmail by Richie Graham

Richie Graham’s Blackmail Blackmail: A Protection Racket on the Borders in 16th century The Grahams on both sides of the Esk elevated the extraction of blackmail or protection money to a full-time profession. Charges laid…

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