• Blogs 24/02/2019

    The Record Office is now producing two new regular blogs, both available on the Northumberland Archives website.  “Twixt Thistle and Rose” is a project now under way to re-catalogue the Berwick Borough Archives, and its progress and discoveries are being reported in the blog here:

    The other blog is “Berwick Advertiser – 100 Years Ago”, presenting a selection of items from the newspaper...

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  • Shore tales 10/01/2019

    A talk entitled “From Cocklawburn to Budle Bay: stories from the Peregrini project” will be given by Linda Bankier, Berwick Archivist, on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 7.30pm.  It will be a meeting of Berwick History Society, at the Parish Centre (Parade, Berwick).  Free to members; visitors £2.

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  • Dickson Archer & Thorp 06/12/2018

    Dickson, Archer & Thorp was a solicitor’s practice set up in the late 18th Century in Alnwick. The practice had a wide client base from families with modest means to county families and the Dukes of Northumberland and the firm also dealt with criminal trials and provided advice to bodies such as the Overseers of the Poor. After the last partner, Reginald Thorp, died in 2003, over 400 archive boxes of documents were auctioned and Northumberland Archives was able to purchase the collection with grant funding.

    Sue Wood, the head of collections at Northumberland Archives (Woodhorn) will be giving a talk on their Dickson, Archer...

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  • Photo Centre talk 28/11/2018

    Cameron Robertson will give a talk about the Photo Centre Collection, now held by the Record Office, for the Berwick upon Tweed History Society.  It will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018 in the Parish Centre (Parade, Berwick).  Admission charge for non-members of the Society (£2).

    When David Smith began his photo news agency in Berwick in 1951, demand for his work came thick and fast at a local and national level. An experienced journalist with a keen eye for a story, he captured a wide range of subjects, from a visiting celebrity to a runaway circus elephant, not to mention a host of wedding and...

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  • Autumn lecture 06/11/2018

    Katrina Porteous will give the Friends’ Autumn Lecture on Friday 23 November 2018, at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre (Parade, Berwick). Her title will be “”Can she Skyen a Mussel? Women and Fishing on the Northumberland Coast 1330-1950”.

    All welcome.  Light refreshments.

    Porteous lecture Nov 2018

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