Thursday, April 30, 2015

Berwick Films to be Shown at Bygone Borderlands

The Berwick films being shown on 2 and 3 May (see the Bygone Borderlands talks programme) are:

  • Berwick Horse Procession and May Fair, 1911.
  • Berwick Infirmary Cup and May Fair 1929
  • Visit of the Coldstream Guards to Berwick on their Tercentenary, 1950
  • Fred Stott’s amateur cine taken in the 1950s (including the Queens Visit in 1956) 

Jail Your Kids and Uncover Berwick's Horrible History at Bygone Borderlands, Berwick-upon-Tweed, This Weekend

Naughty kids ?
Take them to Berwick Jail this weekend and
  • Uncover the mystery of the Scottish spies.
  • Make a puppet of a historic Berwick character.
  • Find out about Tudor (1485 to 1603) Berwick.
All this and more (mainly for children) upstairs in Berwick Jail (accessed from Berwick Guildhall).

It's part of the popular annual Bygone Borderlands event at Berwick Guildhall and it's this weekend; from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 2 May and Sunday, 3 May.

Would you have liked to have been a medieval knight ?
If you dare, boys (and girls), try on the replica armour at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery at the Barracks.
See more of Berwick's Horrible History in the exhibition.
It's open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 2 May; Sunday 3 May and Monday 4 May.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Find Your Family History at Bygone Borderlands, Berwick-upon-Tweed, This Weekend

It's almost here, the event that we've all been waiting for.

The popular annual Bygone Borderlands event at Berwick Guildhall is this weekend; from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 2 May and Sunday, 3 May.

Pose your family history question to us or Northumberland and Durham Family History Society.

Discuss those local history puzzles with Ayton Local History Society; Belford Museum Group; Border Archaeological Society; Bowsden History Group; Chirnside History Group; Coldstream History Society; Eyemouth Museum; Flodden 1513; Friends of Berwick & District Museum and Archives; Glendale Local History Society; Lowick Heritage Group; Northumberland and Durham Family History Group; Old Parish of Bamburgh Group ; Till Valley Archaeological Society (Tillvas).

There's a downloadable programme of talks - 4 each day, starting at noon.
Saturday, 2 May




Sunday, 3 May