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The Friends support the work of the Record Office and the Museum & Art Gallery in Berwick and their related interests across North Northumberland, from Beadnell to Wooler, from Belford to Norham. We promote lectures, exhibitions and special projects, arrange volunteer activities, and publish a quarterly newsletter.

 

The pictures above show just a handful of historic places and activities in North Northumberland: Marygate in Berwick 1924; Berwick’s three bridges; the Border Chief ferry leaving Spittal; the Capella leaving harbour; herring girls at Spittal; Norham Bridge; salmon fishing at Outwater Stell; Kirknewton churchyard; gypsies at Wooler Haugh; Ford Moss colliery chimney; Berwick shipyard 1979; the ruins of Twizel Castle; Holy Island Causeway and Bamburgh Castle; Buckton Dovecote.  [Photographs: Berwick Record Office; Richard Ormston; Winston Carson (Capella); John Box (Norham Bridge)]. The collections of the Museum and Record Office illuminate these and many others.  Discover more on other pages.

  • Publications

    The publications of the Friends include a quarterly Newsletter and a volume of local photographs. An online archive of the Newsletters extends back to 1994.

  • Museum

    Jimmy Strength is one of the colourful figures featured in the Window On Berwick exhibition which illustrates the history and culture of the area.

  • Record Office

    Tudor documents relating to the construction of the Elizabethan fortifications in Berwick were purchased with the assistance of funding from the Friends.

Latest News

  • Date: 21/09/2017

    Mary Queen of Scots

    TillVAS is holding its James IV Memorial Lecture on Sunday 8th October at 2.30pm in Etal Village Hall. Jordan Evans, from the Royal...

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  • Date: 21/09/2017

    Berwickshire place-names

    A day of events about place-names in Berwickshire is being held on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Coldstream Community Centre.  An...

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  • Date: 17/08/2017

    Facades of the 50s

    As part of Heritage Open days 2017, Berwick Record Office is organising an exhibition of photographs, documents and films about Berwick...

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