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Bi-centenary birthday for historic club

TWO hundred years of curling has been celebrated in style.

Lochmaben Castle Curling Club held their bi-centenary celebrations at Lockerbie Ice Rink last Friday night featuring a bonspiel and buffet.

The 40 players were piped on to the ice by Ted Hills before the games kicked off.

The competition was eventually won by skip Jim Black’s rink of Nick Chisholm, Bryce Sloan and Les Goodwin.

There then followed a Burns Supper themed anniversary dinner with more past and present members attending.

Club president Rena Hastings opened proceedings, after which the curling stone was piped in and an ‘address to the curling stone’ was given by Tom Smith and the ‘curlers’ grace’ said by Bill Wilson.

SPECIAL DATE . . . veteran member and player Marjorie Smith prepares to cut the bi-centenary cake made in the shape of a curling stone

Long standing member Marjorie Smith cut the anniversary cake and Lynne Longmore spoke about two centuries of curling before the prizes were presented.

The club has been running since 1893/4.

President Rena hailed the ‘incredible milestone’ and said: “We had an excellent night.”

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