Local History
  • Lindisfarne Priory 27/03/2017

    On Monday 3 April 2017 there will be a talk by Howard Culley entitled “From St Aidan to the Reformation: the story of Lindisfarne Priory”, given for Bowsden History Group.  It will take place in Bowsden Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Free to Group members, visitors £2 (including light refreshments).

    The talk will trace the history of Lindisfarne Priory from its foundation as a simple Celtic monastery in the seventh century through its time as the centre of Christianity in Northern England, producing the Lindisfarne Gospels and other beautifully illustrated works, to its sacking by the Vikings and ultimate abandonment in...

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  • The Fifties in Focus 27/03/2017

    A book of photographs of Berwick and the district during the 1950s has recently been published by The Friends and the Record Office, under the title THE FIFTIES IN FOCUS. It features 58 pictures from the Photocentre Collection, which was purchased by the Record Office with assistance from The Friends after the Photocentre in Bridge Street closed in 2012. The photographs in the book include some now vanished buildings and businesses, public occasions and ceremonies, trades and employment, sports and pastimes, and some unusual events and curiosities.

    The book is now available from Berwick Record Office during its normal hours, and it...

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  • Coastal defence 22/02/2017

    A talk on “Second World War Defences on the North Northumberland Coast” will be given by Paul Thompson on Monday 6 March 2017, at 11.00am, in Berwick Record Office, in the Walkergate Building (1st floor).

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  • Lowick Churchyard Survey 09/02/2017

    On Monday 13 February 2017 Linda Bankier will give a talk for Lowick Heritage Group about the Lowick Churchyard Survey.  It will take place at 7.30pm in Lowick Village Hall.  All welcome; visitors £2.

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  • Belford’s WW1 events 11/01/2017

    A series of free lectures and films commemorating World War 1 is being presented by Belford & District Hidden History, between January and March 2017:

    Sun 15 January – 3pm in Ferguson Hall

    The Battle of the Somme – the original official 1916 documentary silent film.

    Sun 19 February – 2.30pm at Bell View Resource Centre

    “Trench Art” – an illustrated lecture and display by Andrew Marriott of Newcastle University.

    Sun 5 March – 2.30pm at Bell View Resource Centre


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