Record Office
  • Creative writing 21/03/2018

    A Creative Writing Taster Session is being held in the Record Office in Berwick Library on Tuesday 27 March 2018, from 10am to 12 noon. Gilly Beckett will look at ways of developing your ideas, the craft skills to enable you to write creatively, and where to start.  Refreshments included.

    Book a free place at Eventbrite –

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  • Photograph memories 18/03/2018

    The exhibition “The Archive of Smith” currently at the Granary Gallery in Berwick shows local photographs of the 1950s onwards held in the Photo Centre collection. Many local people will have memories of the events or individuals shown, and archivist Linda Bankier and exhibition curator Cameron Robinson are eager to collect any related recollections and stories which will add to the background context of the photographs.

    Two drop-in sessions are being held at the Gallery on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March 2018, both from 11.00am until 1.00pm, to which you are invited to come along and share with Linda and Cameron...

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  • One perfytt Booke 08/02/2018

    The FBDMA Spring Lecture and Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 16 March 2018, in the Parish Centre, Berwick.  Dr Catherine Kent will give a lecture about Elizabethan Berwick, entitled “‘One perfytt Booke’: the 1562 survey of Berwick-upon-Tweed”.

    The AGM will begin at 7pm.

    The lecture will begin, after refreshments, at approximately 7.45pm.  All welcome.


    AGM 16 March 2018

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  • The Archive of Smith 26/01/2018

    An exhibition of photographs from the Photocentre collection, now held by Berwick Record Office, is being presented by Berwick Visual Arts at the Granary Gallery, from 27 January until 13 May 2018. It tells the story of the photo news agency founded in Berwick by David Smith in 1951, and continued by his son Ian in their Bridge Street premises until its closure in 2012. The exhibition is entitled The Archive of Smith, Berwick: From Photo-News Service to Photo Centre and it is curated by Cameron Robertson with Kate Best.

    The Granary Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11.00am-4.00pm. Admission free.


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  • Snapshots of the Sixties 22/11/2017

    A new book of photographs has just been published by the Friends and Berwick Record Office.  “Snapshots of the Sixties” presents 58 photos drawn from the Photocentre Collection, recording life in and around Berwick in the 1960s. They illustrate the thriving employment at the Shipyard and at firms like Pringle’s, the visit of HMS Berwick and the departure of the KOSB from the Barracks, the fluctuating fortunes of Berwick Rangers and the beginning of Speedway. And many of the pictures show local people at work or at play, giving the opportunity for Berwickers of today to recognise members of their families and old...

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