Langholm Common Riding 2013
Langholm Common Riding 2013 took place on the glorious 26th of July and was enjoyed by a bumper turnout of devotees and newcomers to this fine spectacle. The weather even stayed fine and we managed to dodge any thunderstorms that were flying about the country.
This year, the Cornet is Alasdair Cavers and he led the event fantastically well with superb composure with a magnificent gallop to glory up the famous Kirk Wynd.
I would like to thank the flute procession which woke me at 5:15am with their march around the town of Langholm, which I did not partake this year due to having had too much hospitality the night before. This sets the tone for the day and I am sure some folk still enjoy it! This is then followed at around 8:30am with crowds gathering in the town square to receive the emblems and for the cornet to collect the flag for which he must carry with him to the monument and back and return it in it’s original condition (no mean feat).
Below is a photo account of the day from the Langholm Common Riding 2013 beginning at the first fair cry to the last fair cry. I am sorry it is long photo post but Langholm Common Riding has so much to offer and I would like to thank all the organisers for making it such a wonderful occasion yet again. And with so many fantastic riders and horses on show, this blog could have gone on forever! I am sorry if I missed any riders and their mounts. I think it may have been a record number for riders!
Well done to the Cornet, Alasdair Cavers and his right and left hand men, Andrew Elliot and Lee Earsman and thank you for a brilliant Langholm Common Riding 2013.
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