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ONE OF SCOTLAND'S CUSTOMS: RIDING THE MARCHES AT HAWICK

ONE OF SCOTLAND'S CUSTOMS: RIDING THE MARCHES AT HAWICK

In 1513, just after the battle of Flodden, a gallant band of the youth of Hawick, in Roxburghshire, defeated a band of English at Hornshole and captured a banner. In June the far older ceremony of beating the bounds is combined with the celebration of Hornshole, and called "Riding the Marches." In the photograph the "cornet," or leader, is galloping with the banner.

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