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The Forgotten shops of Hawick (ongoing exhibition)
March 1 @ 10:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm
In the days before supermarkets and the Internet, Hawick supported a huge variety of shops. This exhibition offers a nostalgic look back at long-forgotten Hawick shops through photographs, memorabilia, and a fascinating collection of billheads from old local businesses.
Toys from the 1960s, bought at Pairkie Aathings, a weel kent local fancy goods shop, are on display as well as ceramic bottles with old shop names, and printed artefacts including labels from local whisky and beer bottles, many with the Turnbull’s brand name featuring prominently. The Hawick Co-op, which began in 1839 and had shops all over the town, has its own section in the exhibition.
‘The Forgotten shops of Hawick’ exhibition runs from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020 at the Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick.
Monday 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00