Monthly Archives : June 2021
  • 410 years ago 22/06/2021

    The construction of the Old Bridge in Berwick started on 19th June 1611, the first stone bridge to be built across the Tweed here.  410 years later, the most recent phase of repair and refurbishment is nearly complete, and after several months of closure the bridge re-opens to pedestrians and traffic on Tuesday 22nd June 2021.  Damaged masonry on the parapets has been replaced, the road has been resurfaced, pavements have been widened, and new lighting has been installed.

    For more on the history of Berwick Bridge, see

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  • Berwick’s history in 4 lectures 03/06/2021

    Berwick Educational Association is presenting a series of 4 online lectures on “Aspects of Berwick’s History through its Archives”, given by Linda Bankier on Tuesday mornings at 10.00am between 8 June and 29 June 2021.  The lectures will be delivered via Zoom.

    Week 1: An introduction to Berwick’s history through its archives. This talk will explore Berwick’s unique history using the archives to tell its story from the late 15th to 21st century .

    Week 2: Crime and Punishment in Berwick Archives. The town has a wonderful series of records relating to crime and punishment in the past. This talk will...

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  • Portrait of a Town 01/06/2021

    A photographic exhibition based on the Photo Centre collection, entitled “Portrait of a Town”, is now open at the Granary Gallery, continuing until 10th October 2021.  It gives a glimpse of the lives of the townspeople of Berwick, captured at work, at play, or in the studio, over the last 60 years.  The Photo Centre in Bridge Street was managed by David and Ian Smith between 2951 and 2012, and its collection of negatives is now held by Berwick Record Office. 

    The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00am – 4.00pm.  Free tickets for timed admission slots can be booked

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