Local History
  • Mardon Farm dig 21/07/2021

    TillVAS has obtained a grant from the Heritage Fund to fund a third season of digging to explore the Iron Age site at Mardon Farm. In preparation for this a pre-dig drop-in event, with activities for all ages, is being held in Crookham Village Hall on Sunday 1st August 2021.  See details below.

     

    TILLVAS: MARDON 2021

    PRE-DIG DROP-IN DAY: SUNDAY 1ST AUGUST AT CROOKHAM VILLAGE HALL

    10 am to 3 pm

    In preparation for our dig at Mardon Farm near Branxton between 17th and 30th August, we are holding a...


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  • 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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  • Heritage Open Days 03/09/2020

    Berwick’s Heritage Open Days are taking place this year between Friday 11th and Sunday 20th September 2020 – but with a difference. Most of the events will take place online.  There will be virtual tours, live talks, quizzes, and Question Time sessions, all of which can be enjoyed from home. There will also be self-guided walks to discover different aspects of Berwick’s history, using guides which can be downloaded or followed online.

    Go to the Berwick HODS website to find out details of everything that is on offer:

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  • History in the Borders 26/02/2020

    The Eastern Borders History Gather will take place on 4 March 2020 (10.00am-4.00pm) in the Volunteer Hall in Duns. Local history and archaeology will be covered in the presentations, including a report on the Twixt Thistle and Rose project.  See the full details below.

    History Gather 2020 poster


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