This weekend, 18 and 19 May, there’s a local and family history weekend organised by Berwick Record Office celebrating the heritage of the Scottish and English Borders and commemorating the battle of Flodden in 1513.
The weekend event is called Bygone Borderlands and takes place in the Guildhall, Berwick on Tweed, England.
On Saturday it runs from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
This is a very popular event with displays about the history of North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, talks and exhibitors.
Saturday’s talks are:
- 10.15 An Introduction to the Battle of Flodden Chris Burgess
- 11.00 Rebuilding Berwick’s Town Hall – recent discoveries Jim Herbert
- 12.00 A Glimpse into the Archives at Paxton House Martha Andrews and Chris Pawson
- 1.00 Wilson’s Tales of the Borders : Berwick’s Forgotten Heritage. The Tales; The Man and their historic context Andrew Ayre
- 2.00 James IV – who was he? Matthew Rooke
- 3.00 Family History Resources in the Berwick Record Office and the Heritage Hub at Hawick Linda Bankier and Paul Brough
Sunday’s talks are:
- 11.15 An Introduction to the Battle of Flodden Chris Burgess
- 12.00 Women and the Battle of Flodden Clive Hallam Baker
- 1.00 Berwick’s Medieval Walls Jim Herbert
- 2.00 Mauchlineware and Flodden Jane Bowen
- 3.00 The Alnwick Muster Roll, February 1514 Chris Hunwick, Archivist to the Duke of Northumberland
There'll be an archaeological tour of the jail area of the Town Hall, led by Jim Herbert at 12 noon on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday.
- Borders Family History Society
- Glendale Local History Society
- Lowick Heritage Group
- Northumberland and Durham Family History Society
- Norham and Ladykirk Local History Society
- Old Parish of Bamburgh
Entry is free and tasty refreshments will be available.