Friday 3rd July 2020 will be the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Berwick Record Office. Congratulations to all concerned! If it is sad that this takes place when the Record Office is in enforced shutdown and the events which would have celebrated it have had to be put off, that does not lessen what has been achieved in the last 40 years to build up the collections and to provide a vital information hub for local history. And that work goes on even in shutdown.
Bob Steward, who was Deputy County Archivist for the county of Northumberland when BRO was founded, has written an account of how Berwick’s archives were preserved from the 16th century onwards, which can be read elsewhere on this website: A Short History of Berwick-Record-Office.