• Border marriages 19/04/2021

    An online talk entitled “For Better, For Worse: Irregular Border Marriages on the East Coast” is being given by Linda Bankier, Berwick Archivist, on Thursday 29 April 2021, 7.00 – 8.00pm, as part of Northumberland Archives’ series of talks. Linda looks at where these marriages were held, what they involved, and how they came about. She investigates the priests who performed the ceremonies and discusses the records that survive.

    The talk will take place on Zoom.  Tickets are free and should be booked in advance on the 

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  • Spring Lecture and AGM 27/02/2021

    The FBDMA Spring Lecture this year will be given online via Zoom on Friday 26th March 2021, at 7.00pm.  Linda Bankier, Berwick Archivist, will speak on “Archives Revealed – Unlocking Berwick’s Borough Archives”.  During the last two years, an extensive cataloguing operation, as part of the Twixt Thistle & Rose project, has been providing the means of discovering the contents of the town’s archives.  Linda will explore some of the topics and personal stories which have been brought to light in the course of this work.

    Anyone who wishes to join this online talk should send an email...

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  • Archives mini conference 05/02/2021

    On Saturday 6 March 2021, from 10.00am to 12 noon, an online mini conference is being held to celebrate Berwick’s Borough Archives and the cataloguing work undertaken in the Twixt Thistle & Rose project, funded by Archives Revealed.

    “Come and join us for an introduction to Berwick’s unique Borough Archives dating from the 16th to 20th centuries.

    The Twixt Thistle and Rose project has been recataloguing the collection and involving local volunteers in making it more accessible to a wider audience.

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  • Talks via Zoom 11/12/2020

    Northumberland Archives is holding the following series of online talks in early 2021 as part of its Covid Recovery Work supported by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. All the talks start at 7pm and are free to attend.

    Booking is via Eventbrite 

    Thursday 7th January 2021
    Evidence of Women and their Lives in the Berwick Archives : Linda Bankier

    Thursday 21st January
    The Butler Family of Ewart Park : Sarah Littlefear, Archivist

    Thursday 28th January
    Frogs, Hermits and History:...

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  • Talking archives 19/11/2020

    Northumberland Archives will be running a series of free online talks via Zoom over the next couple of months.  The first one takes place on Thursday, 26th November at 7.00pm : 

    An Introduction to Northumberland Archives – by Michael Geary

    Michael is an archivist at Woodhorn and his talk will be a great introduction for people who are thinking of visiting an archive when they reopen or for regular visitors who want to know more.

    The talks are arranged thanks to the generosity of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 
    To book a place, follow this link to Eventbrite...

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