Local History
  • Mayor Betty Adams 16/02/2024

    On Friday 8th March 2024, to mark International Women’s Day, a talk about Mrs B.F.C. Adams, the first woman to serve as Mayor of Berwick, will be given in Berwick Record Office, at 10.30am.


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  • Snapshots of the 1970s 29/11/2023

    Many changes which were seen in Berwick during the past half-century are brought to life in a new book of photographs which has just been published.  “Snapshots of the 1970s” draws upon the contents of the vast Photo Centre collection, now held in Berwick Record Office, and it follows on from two earlier publications about the 1950s and 1960s, all of which have been compiled by volunteers from the Friends of Berwick & District Museum and Archives .

    The 1970s were a decade in which the town underwent many physical alterations.  In the High Street the prominent Waterloo Hotel was demolished to make way for the new...


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  • Autumn Lecture 27/10/2023

    This year’s FBDMA Autumn Lecture will consist of a screening of a short film and a talk by Jim Gibson on “Kelt Fishcakes, Mankins, and Sods: Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed”  It will take place on Friday 3 November 2023 at 7.00pm in the Parish Centre, (Parade, Berwick).  The film has been produced by Martha Andrews and Jim Gibson, with the support of the Tweed Foundation, and this will be its first screening.

    Admission free, all welcome.  Light refreshments will be available.


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  • Berwick on stage 11/02/2023

    The Maltings is presenting “To Get to the Other Side”, a new play by Berwick writer Jackie Kaines Lang which explores the lives which were caught up in the building of the Royal Border Bridge and the struggle to get it completed on time in 1850. The story is told through the experiences of two local families as they negotiate the conflicts and pressures of the time and the place, with traditional music woven through the drama.

    Performances take place in the Henry Travers Studio on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd, and Friday 24th February 2022, starting at 7.00pm.  Tickets are £12 (£10 concs). See the Maltings website...


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  • Berwick in pictures 01/02/2023

    On Tuesday 14th February 2022 at 2.00pm a talk entitled “A Trip down Memory Lane: Berwick in pictures and stories from 1952-2022” will be given by Berwick Archivist Linda Bankier.  It will take place in St Andrew’s Wallace Green Church.  Admission free; refreshments provided.

    Berwick in pictures talk


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