The FBDMA autumn lecture this year is a joint presentation with the Union Chain Bridge project. On Friday 11th November 2022, at 7.00pm in Berwick Town Hall, Benjamin Westwood, Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme, will describe “How the Ord cross returned to Berwick”. The Ord cross is a re-discovered rare Anglo-Saxon gold cross pendant. Inscribed with its owner’s name, it was lost on the banks of the River Tweed for about 1,000 years.
The FBDMA was able to make a financial contribution as seed funding towards the acquisition of the cross by Museums Northumberland, and it will be displayed in Berwick Museum in 2023.
Free tickets for the talk can be reserved at: www.wegottickets.com/UnionChainBridge