Monthly Archives : January 2015
  • Portraits of Berwick 26/01/2015

    On Saturday 31 January 2015, you are invited to come along to the Guild Hall for a display of films and photographs of Berwick – and to share your own memories.  This event, on the theme of collective memory, is organised with the November Club (who had a display in the Parade during the Heritage Open Days last September).  It takes place at Berwick Town Hall between 10am and 3pm – all welcome.


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  • Archives blog 25/01/2015

    As part of the Northumberland Archives blog, Berwick Record Office is now contributing a regular feature called “This Week in World War One”, highlighting items of interest published in the Berwick Advertiser exactly 100 years ago.  A new entry is added each Friday. The blog forms part of the “Northumberland At War” project.

    A separate blog section is devoted to the Stannington Sanatorium, north of Newcastle, which opened in 1908 as the first purpose-built sanatorium dedicated to treating children with TB.

    Find them both at  


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  • Waite and Sea 21/01/2015

    “Waite and Sea” is a new project about the music heritage of this area.  There will be an open evening at The Watchtower Gallery on Friday 23rd January 2015 from 6.00pm-7.30 pm where Dominique Le Gendre, co-artistic director of StrongBack productions and Linda Bankier, archivist at Berwick record office will talk about the project and how you can get involved.  Volunteers are being sought to help with the research and cataloguing as well as anyone from Berwick who knows songs from the sheep farming and fishing traditions. Those who may have been involved with the KOSB band, have memories or stories of the music...


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  • Our Families 21/01/2015

    As part of the Berwick 900 Festival, there will be a project called “Our  Families” which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project will focus on finding out information about various families who lived in Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal in the past, particularly ones connected with the various themes represented in the overall Festival.

    The Record Office plays an important part in this project and is looking for volunteers to help it undertake the research required. We are looking for two types of volunteers – experienced family history researchers who can help us undertake the research straight away and those...


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  • Burrell & Berwick Museum 15/01/2015

    Do you remember Berwick Museum when it was on the High Street? Do you remember Sir William Burrell or know someone who does? Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is opening its doors on Saturday 17 January and invites people to come and share their memories of Sir William Burrell when he lived in the area and past memories of Berwick Museum & Art Gallery.

    Burrell meeting


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