Local History
  • A Tale of Two Mills 22/11/2017

    A new book, “A Tale of Two Mills: Spindlestone & Waren, 1735-1914”, has been written by Jane Bowen and Karon Ives, and published by Belford & District Hidden History Museum.  The book is being launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at an event at Bell View Resource Centre (West Street, Belford), 6.00-8.00pm.  The history of these two mills has been explored in connnection with the Peregrini Project.

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  • Friends’ Autumn Lecture 08/11/2017

    The FBDMA Autumn Lecture 2017, on “Archive Discoveries from the Peregrini Project”, will take place on Friday 10th November at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre (beside Holy Trinity Church, Parade, Berwick). Volunteers who have been working on the project will report on their findings about Holy Island and its surrounding area:

    Cocklawburn  (Julie Gibbs)

    The Budle area and Greenwich Hospital  (Jane Bowen)

    Holy Island and the Lifeboat  (Linda Bankier)

    All welcome.  Light refreshments.


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  • 4000 years of Lowick heritage 21/09/2017

    Lowick Heritage Group is presenting a special event exploring 4000 years of Lowick heritage on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017, from 10am until 4pm, in Lowick Village Hall. There will be a display of photographs, historic maps, local archaeological finds and an update on the Dryburn Limeworks Conservation project.

    Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.

    Please tell your family and friends about this weekend. If you have any photos or other information relating to Lowick, please do bring them with you.


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  • Berwickshire place-names 21/09/2017

    A day of events about place-names in Berwickshire is being held on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Coldstream Community Centre.  An exhibition is on display from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, admission free.  In the evening, at 7.00pm, a talk will be given by Dr Simon Taylor.  This is part of the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival.

    Full details at:  http://berwickshire-placenames.glasgow.ac.uk

    Berwickshire Placenames exhib


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  • Clay Workshops 17/08/2017

    As part of the Peregrini Lindisfarne project, two free Clay Workshops are being held in Berwick Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August 2017, 10.00am to 12.30pm. Suitable for all, they offer an opportunity to learn simple clay techniques in workshops led by Graham Taylor.

    Booking essential:  Search EventBrite for “Peregrini Fragments Ceramic Sessions” – or call Sarah on 07557 326797.

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