Welcome to the Langholm Archive Group Picture Database

The pictures in our collection are arranged in general categories. You can select pictures to look at from our archive by clicking on one of the picture categories which are listed below. When you have made your selection, click on the button below.

There are over 5000 photos in the collection. To stop excessive traffic, the number of photos shown is limited to 20 per page. If your search shows too many items selected for comfortable browsing, change your selection text or, if you have chosen a category, use the second or third selection box to limit your search.

Please select your desired category:

agriculture bands bridges buildings business
castles celebrations churches clubs and societies common riding
construction coronations and jubilees demolition drama emblems
events farms fire brigade fires floods
groups hospitals hotels and inns houses hunting
industries leisure maps mills miscellaneous
monuments and memorials people public buildings public spaces railways
rivers schools shops sport streets
transport villages views woodland World War 1
World War 2 millennium competitions

The photographs in the collection should not be reproduced without the express permission of Langholm Archive Group

Many of the pictures have information stored with them. You can type a word or phrase into the selection box below to find this information with the pictures to match. Typical words might be 'Holmwood' or 'Townhead Tollbar' or 'Matthew Knox'. This information can be combined with a category above. For example, selecting 'villages' in the categories and entering 'Canonbie' in the text will select only village pictures relating in some way to Canonbie.

Enter your search word or phrase

Many of the pictures are dated. If you are looking for a picture from a particular year, please enter the year or part of a year (18 or 195 for instance will find any year in the 1800s or 1950s) in the box below.

Entering a year in the text search box above rather than the box below will find that year if it is contained in the information regarding the subjects of the photograph (for instance the date of birth of a person or when a business was established). This box can be combined with either or both the other two. For example, selecting 'views', 'wauchope' and '18' would produce pictures of views containing reference to Wauchope (the river, the mill etc) and taken in the 1800s.

Enter a year

You may also select the entire collections of individuals other than George Irving who have contributed to the database

Do not enter any selection in other boxes if you are choosing this option

Choose from this menu to select by individual collection

The Archive Group ran several photo competitons using disposable cameras to record Langholm life at the turn of the Millennium. Entries from these competitions can be found in the list below.

Do not enter any selection in other boxes if you are choosing this option

Choose from this menu to select by competition entrant