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Borders (March 15–21, 2006)

Simon Wheaton

View From Bimberi Peak - ACT/NSW State Border

Bill Ward

The Old Blacksmith's Shop

Gretna Green, One Mile North of the Scotland - England Border, UK

March 18th, mid-day local time.

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Located about a mile north of the English border with Scotland, Gretna Green has a reputation as being the place where eloping couples are married.

This came about because at one time (from 1753 on) the law in England required that couples under 21 years old had to have their parents' permission to marry, while north of the border, in Scotland, no parents' permission was required (and where boys could marry at 14 and girls at 12). On leaving England Gretna Green was the first village couples would arrive at.

So began a tradition of marriage in this tiny village which continues to the present day.

This panorama shows the Old Blacksmith's Shop, reputedly the original, principal place for marriages.
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Nikon D100, Sigma 8mm, monopod.

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