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By Abbey Morton
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Heritage event is first of many

AN afternoon of music, art and entertainment was on offer in Lochmaben on Saturday afternoon.

The Lochmaben Heritage Centre, in the town hall, was the venue for live music by three acts as well as a display of work by local artists and makers.

Tony Hancock, speaking on behalf of the Lochmaben Heritage Trust group, explained that the ground floor of the hall featured handmade craft items by members of The Lochmaben Arts and Crafts Group, and pieces created by The Hightae Art Group.

And he said: “There was also the Lochmaben Heritage Centre poster display of the town’s history, plus details of the eminent sons, local sport and industrial heritage plus a televisual show with details of the town’s recent history.

“The purpose of the event was to gather information from local residents regarding ideas as to the future uses of the town hall, details of which were provided by attendees.

“This is the first of a series of events which will take place over the next 12 months.”

The library was converted into a mini-theatre for the live music event, which showcased the talents of three acts – Kenny Hilsley and Doug Carroll, an acoustic guitar duo who covered a huge variety of songs and different styles; LOKA a well known acapella singing group performed an eclectic repertoire from traditional music to contemporary music through the ages, plus ‘Jazztet’ a small swing band, whose music consisted of swing and mainstream jazz from Glenn Miller to Louis Armstrong.

For more information about Lochmaben Heritage plans, contact

[email protected]


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