Poppy Planting for Remembrance Sunday

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Mayor Gregah Roughead with Scouts who planted poppies at the Main Guard in preparation for the Remembrance ceremony on Sunday 12 November 2017. The Scouts with Paul Marshall planted 651 poppies, the third year the ceremony has been held at the Main Guard.

Medieval Berwick Returns

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Fascinating days in Berwick at the start of October when a film crew arrived to shoot some scenes for the film ‘Outlaw King’ and dressed up the quayside like a medieval market. Needless to say the public came out in droves to watch and learn how it is done and it was interesting and impressive […]

Planning and Development

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The Society has been keen to increase its oversight of planning applications that affect listed buildings and conservation areas on both sides of the river, given some recent poor developments. However, it is important that the Society is not simply an objector to any and all change but will support sympathetic developments, the appropriate re-use […]

Main Guard Party 2017

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Members were blessed with a lovely warm sunny evening for the Main Guard Party, which also saw the unveiling of a new exhibition centred around a 1580 map of Berwick upon Tweed. Kate Kent has done a wonderful job in developing a really interesting and informative set of panels relating to the production of the […]

Civic Society AGM

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The AGM was held on 12th April and a strong team of Office-Bearers elected as may be seen under the ‘Contacts’ tab of the website. Zoreen Hill has agreed to stay as Chairman for one more year to oversee all aspects of the Society’s work and to get the Sub-Committees functioning well. We are still without […]

Plaque Award Presentation

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The Plaque Award for 2016 was won by the development at 55 Hide Hill whereby the derelict former Youngman Garage was converted into apartments and a retail facility on the ground floor. The official presentation of the Plaque was made by Zoreen Lady Hill  to the architect, Alan Swan, who accepted it on behalf of […]

BCS Plaque Award

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2016 Winning Entry – 55 Hide Hill This was formerly known as Youngman’s Corner and for many years was one of Berwick’s worst eyesores. Park Portfolio have constructed a much acclaimed development on the site which includes apartments on the upper levels and a restaurant and small shops at ground level. Demolition of the former  […]

Grant will allow new exhibition at Main Guard

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The Civic Society recently applied for and was successful in obtaining a Small Fund Grant from the Northeast Civic Trust. The money will be used to create a new display for the Main Guard by purchasing copies of a rare Elizabethan map from the British Library, which shows the town as a bird’s eye view […]

Neighbourhood Planning

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Civic Society members are playing an active role within The Built Environment working group of the Neighbourhood Planning group under the knowledgeable guidance of Elaine Paterson. This group has gathered relevant data on existing heritage assets, potential for new local listings and is currently trying to determine the extent to which the Plan can make […]