Monthly Archives : October 2021
  • 100 years ago 28/10/2021

    A wealth of information about Berwick’s history can be found in the accumulating collection of blog posts in the series “Berwick Advertiser – 100 years ago” which is available on the Northumberland Archives website.  A new posting appears every fortnight, and each one contains interesting reports from the newspaper of a century ago, often enhanced by photographs and other illustrations from the Record Office collections. The whole blog collection can be searched by keywords for names or subjects.

     Click this link to see the latest postings:  

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  • Autumn lecture 11/10/2021

    Jane Bowen will speak about “The Voyages of the Paddle Steamer Pegasus, and her wreck off Holy Island in 1843″ for the FBDMA Autumn Lecture on Friday 12th November 2021, at 7.00pm.  The lecture will be given via Zoom.

    Jane has written extensively on local history, including A Poor Little House, her history of the Belford Workhouse, and she is a former secretary of FBDMA.  Her latest book, From Triumph to Tragedy, the Story of the Paddle Steamer Pegasus and her people, 1835-1843, has just been published by Novum (ISBN 978-3-99107-708-4), and it is obtainable from...

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  • Village Atlas 06/10/2021

    The launch of the Branxton and Crookham Village Atlas will be marked with two meetings in October 2021.  The first will take place on Sunday 10 October in Crookham Village Hall at 2.00pm (and you can join a walk around Crookham).  And on Saturday 16 October an event will be held in Branxton Village Hall, at 2.00pm.  On both occasions materials from the Atlas – maps, photographs, documents – will be on display, and refreshments will be available.


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