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Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Public Morality in Hawick due to proximity of the camp

6 October 1903

The Rev. Mr Johnman, in addressing the Hawick Young Women’s Christian Association, referred to the military camp at Stobs as constituting a crisis in the town and hoped that Ministers and all interested in public morality would make efforts to guard the morals of the camp as well as the town.   He believed that the military authorities would respond to any reasonable representation for the maintenance of the Sabbath and the Church.   He referred to the failed attempt to establish a public-house at the camp and referred to the help given by cabdrivers, with one exception, to those who wished to travel to the camp on Sundays.