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Forgotten Shops of Hawick

When & where

  • December 14 2019 - 28 March 2020
  • Borders Textile Towerhouse

Overview

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, hats by local hat- makers, 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..

Opening times: Mon-Sat 10:00-16:00. Closed Sundays. Please check the website for Christmas and New Year opening times.

When & where

  • December 14 2019 - 28 March 2020
  • Borders Textile Towerhouse