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COLDSTREAM, JUST ACROSS THE TWEED, ONCE A GOAL FOR ELOPING COUPLES

COLDSTREAM, JUST ACROSS THE TWEED, ONCE A GOAL FOR ELOPING COUPLES

At the toll-house on the Scottish end of the bridge over the Tweed, runaway couples from England found the marriage they sought, and the place had, at one time, almost as great a reputation as Gretna. The village also gave its name to the Coldstream Guards. Originally composed of drafts from Cromwell's New Model Army and called Monk's regiment, it was in Scotland in 1650, and Monk, anticipating the Restoration, led it south. It spent three weeks at Coldstream, and then went to London, where the name stuck.

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