The latest issue of our 44 page Borders Family History Society magazine was posted to members on 27th and 28th February.
Although the first issue of the calendar year was previously in March, the editor has decided that February is more suitable.
This issue contains articles about
- new maps at the National Map Library
- Coldingham monumental inscriptions
- the memoirs of George 'Celery' Taylor
- Borders surnames
- the family of William Oliver (1812 - 1888) and Elizabeth Turnbull (1813 - 1887) who emigrated from Southdean, Roxburghshire to South Australia
- a pair of silver sugar tongs
- Andrew Currie, Border sculptor
- the remaining part of the talk "Granny's Bawbees" about Scottish coinage that I gave on 29th May 2011 (including an illustration of a halfpenny-sized advertising token below issued by John Pringle & Co of Kelso)
- an intriguing story titled "What might have been"
- 17th century Border witchcraft
- Cadwallader Colden
- Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth