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We are excited about participating again in 2019, with the events and activities centring around Hawick.

We have 11 buildings and 2 walking tours planned, taking in textiles, rugby and a First World War Military Camp.

Have a browse through our online programme (PDF Brochure to uploaded soon) and we hope that you Get Into Buildings and enjoy the day!

Our Doors Open Days is 14th September.

 

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Guided Walk 01 - Tour of Stobs Camp

Date 1: 14/09/2019
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14 September 2019

Walking tour to see some of the key areas of the First World War training & internment camp including parts of the British Guard camp, a spectacular view of the prisoner of war camp and the re-instated memorial in the former cemeteryDue to available parking numbers are limited for this tour to a maximum of 30 visitors. Car sharing is advised where possible. The tour takes place outdoors and at times entails walking over uneven ground. Stout footwear and outdoor clothing is advisedTour is suitable for families. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Andy Jepson 07899804536 or a.jepson@archaeologyscotland.org.ukDetails, map & parking instructions to be sent to attendees via email prior to the event

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Guided Walk 02 - The architectural legacy of J P Alison

Date 1: 14/09/2019
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14 September 2019

As part of Doors Open Day, Mark Douglas, the council's Team Leader for Heritage & Design will lead a walk around the town centre to view the works of Hawick's most prominent and prolific architect; James Pearson Alison (1862-1932).Alison set up business in Hawick in 1887 or 1888 at 19 North Bridge Street which probably initially served as both office and house. In the latter year he was asked by Patrick Laing to design a substantial villa and commissions thereafter followed swiftly as his reputation grew among the local gentry and manufacturers. His office was at 'The Studio' at 45 North Bridge Street which he designed in 1900 and his residence being 'Ladylaw' in Hawick. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a member of the Hawick Callants Club.Outwith Hawick, his numerous projects including Port House and the Public Hall in Jedburgh, the War Memorial in Denholm and the former Police Station in Kelso. In the centre of Hawick, The Border Club, the former Unionist Club (now The Bourtree) and the Savings Bank on the High Street are all examples of his work His practice continued after his death under the existing title of J P Alison & Hobkirk. In 1936 J Murray Aitken was taken into partnership, becoming sole partner in 1955. The firm of Aitken & Turnbull is the successor of this practiceThis walk is generally flat and on footways/pathsThe tour is FREE and no booking is required but numbers will be restricted to 30 visitors to avoid congestion.

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Heritage Hub

Date 1: 14/09/2019
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14 September 2019

The building was originally built in the mid-19th century as part of the Hawick Corn Exchange. Following fire damage it was brought back into use in 2007 as the Heritage Hub with alterations and extensions by Gray, Marshall Associates as part of the 'Heart of Hawick' project.Environmentally-controlled archive building on four floors but three floors generally inaccessible to public. Opening these to visitors during Doors Open Day will give an insight into how we work and the scale of the collections.Behind-the-scenes (strong room tours) and displays in search room, lobby and meeting room. There will be tours half hourly from 10:00 to 15:30 inclusive.The HERITAGE HUB will also act as the information centre of the Doors Open Day on Saturday 14 September.

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Richardson & Son Printers

Date 1: 14/09/2019
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14 September 2019

Richardson and Son and long established local printers in the town. They have been involved in printing a number of publications associated with the history of Hawick, including: "Companion Guide to Hawick and District" for Hawick Archaeological Society "Hawick & District and The Great War" by Derek Robertson "Reflections of Hawick" by Ian W Landles BEM an Alan G Brydon.In 2019 they used an 1863 machine to print Langholm Common-Riding ribbons on pink material.(Colours of the Winner of The Derby)The building now occupied by Richardson & Son has a long history.In 1921 the North British Railway Company opened a maintenance yard and sidings at the former Andrew Oliver & Son's auction site in Loch Park, relocating the district's wagon works from the wilderness at Riccarton junction. With the impending closure of the Waverley Line, the yard and its workshops were converted to an industrial estate by Hawick Town Council in 1968. One of the first tenants was The Hawick News, which moved from its original premises at 24 High Street. Their print works closed in 2000 and is now occupied by Richardson & Son, commercial and general printers

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