Record Office
  • A Kind of Justice 04/10/2017

    On Friday 20 October 2017, as part of Berwick Literary Festival, Linda Bankier and Colin Fleetwood will be presenting a performance of a radio play, illustrating the use of archives for inspiring drama. The play, A Kind of Justice, by Colin Fleetwood will be receiving its world premiere, and it will combine elements of recorded performance and live presentation.  

    The performance takes place in the Holy Trinity Parish Centre (The Parade) at 10.00 – 11.15am and (contrary to what is said in the Festival leaflet) admission is FREE.  After the performance spectators are invited to adjourn to the Record Office to look...

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  • Facades of the 50s 17/08/2017

    As part of Heritage Open days 2017, Berwick Record Office is organising an exhibition of photographs, documents and films about Berwick in the 1950s, in the Guildhall on Saturday 9th September (10.00am to 4.00pm) and Sunday 10th September (11.00am to 4.00pm).

    Admission free.  Refreshments available.

    Facades poster 2017

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  • Flodden documentation project 31/05/2017

    On Monday 12th June 2017 a talk on the Flodden documentation project will be given by Linda Bankier, in Norham Village Hall.  Starts at 7.30pm.

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  • Record Office users 19/05/2017

    From 1st June 2017, all users of the Record Office will need to register for a CARN card (County Archive Research Network – a national scheme run by the Archives and Records Association). This means that on your next visit to the Record Office you should bring with you some proof of identity showing your name, permanent address, and signature.  Acceptable forms of identification are as follows:

    Driving licence (name, address and signature)
  • The Fifties in Focus 27/03/2017

    A book of photographs of Berwick and the district during the 1950s has recently been published by The Friends and the Record Office, under the title THE FIFTIES IN FOCUS. It features 58 pictures from the Photocentre Collection, which was purchased by the Record Office with assistance from The Friends after the Photocentre in Bridge Street closed in 2012. The photographs in the book include some now vanished buildings and businesses, public occasions and ceremonies, trades and employment, sports and pastimes, and some unusual events and curiosities.

    The book is now available from Berwick Record Office during its normal hours, and it...

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