Monthly Archives : September 2013
  • The Breaking of Britain 15/09/2013

    The Northumberland Archives Service has been working with Lancaster University on helping to promote a project they have been involved in called The Breaking of Britain. The project covers the period 1216 to 1314 and includes two databases for the period – one relating to Scotland and the other to Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmoreland in the North of England. To help promote the project and its databases, the Northumberland Archives and the Berwick Record Office are running a series of workshops in Northumberland Libraries which will provide some background to the databases and practical guidance on how to use them. Linda Bankier...


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  • Isolation Hospital 15/09/2013

    The Record Office has received a query about the Oxford Isolation Hospital, near Scremerston. We know that there was definitely an Isolation Hospital there, albeit a very small building. However, does anyone know any more?  When was it demolished; when was it last used and does anyone have a photograph of it. If you can help in any way, please contact Linda Bankier at the Record Office on (01289) 301865 or e-mail her on : lbankier@woodhorn.org.uk


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  • BBC NE Wildlife Photography Competition 15/09/2013

    The BBC NE Wildlife Photography Competition exhibition is on display at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery until the end of September,  and includes all of the prizewinning photographs.  We have shown a selection of the natural history collection from the museum itself alongside the photographs. We set up a children’s area in this area, having noticed how popular our animal trail is with younger visitors, including some books and jigsaws.  This has been very successful over the summer. 

     


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  • Heritage Open Days 08/09/2013

    As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, Linda Bankier, Berwick archivist, will be giving a talk on Crime in Berwick – a historical perspective.  It will take place in the Magistrates Court, 40 Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, on Friday 13 September 2013 at 2.00pm.

    And on Saturday 14 September, Linda will be giving tours of the Old Gaol (latterly the Council Offices) in Wallace Green.  Tours will take place every half hour starting at 10.30am; the last tour will start at 1.30pm. No booking, just turn up.

    And at Wooler…

    The Battle of Homildon Hill...


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