On August 14th 1875, "The Hawick Advertiser" announced:
will take place on SATURDAY, 21ST August,
when a Special Train will leave Hawick at 6.20am.
and BERWICK on the return journey, at 6.30pm.
Fares – ADULTS, 2/9; Juveniles, 1/4½
Tickets to be had at Wilton Mill
"The Hawick Advertiser" of August 28th 1875 reported:
ANNUAL DAY TRIP TO BERWICK.
Considering the population of Hawick in the 1871 census was given as 8,370, the numbers on this train excursion made it quite an occasion.