Hornshole Monument

(Lest We Forget Memorial)

The Hornshole Monument (or Lest We Forget Memorial) commemorates an incident whereby the young men of Hawick defeated an English raiding party and captured their standard, which belonged to Hexham Priory. This took place in 1514, the year after the disastrous Battle of Flodden where many Hawick men perished, and hence represented a recovery of honour. The event still ranks uppermost in the cultural life of Hawick, and is the focus for their annual Common Riding in June. The memorial was erected in 1901 but was replaced at a cost of £3000 in time for the quincentenary celebrations of 2014.

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