Remembrance Day

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Scouts prepared the Main Guard for Remembrance Day on the 11th November by placing crosses in the ground at the side of the building, one cross for every local person who died during the terrible war.

J.W. Blench

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Wheatley Blench on 31st May aged 93.  There will be those who have an in depth knowledge of his career in academia which saw him leave the old Berwick Grammar as a star pupil to attend St John’s College, Cambridge then holding teaching […]

Heritage Open Days – 13th to 15th September

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We hope to get as many stewards as possible for various sites.  It can be great fun.  We have many interesting sites and walks this years.  It was thought that it would be better to ‘pool’ all volunteers apart from The Main Guard and New Tower for which we shall use our usual stewards. If […]

New Main Guard Exhibits

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The 2019 season opens with two new exhibitions at the Main Guard in addition to the permanent exhibition that covers the history of Berwick-upon-Tweed. A three panel display with illustrations by Tania Willis shows the medieval castle, harbour and market place in a bright cheerful format aimed at the younger aged group of 5-11 years […]

Zoreen Lady Hill Retires as Chairman

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The AGM on 10th April saw the retiral of Zoreen from the chair of the Civic Society and her handover to Ian Dods. The vice-chairman, John Webster, spoke of the work done by Zoreen during four years as chairman. He then presented Zoreen with flowers and wine from the members as a token of appreciation […]

Elizabethan Map of 1580

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This exhibition looked at a map of 1580 showing Berwick-upon-Tweed with its new fortifications and the town in some detail. The map was studied by a Civic Society member, Catherine Kent, who prepared a series of story boards looking at what we can learn from the map about the buildings, the people who lived there […]

Berwick’s Xmas Lights

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Saturday, the twenty-fourth of  November saw the Xmas lights switched on at the Town Hall when the Mayor and other town officials took part in a short ceremony that included a speech by the Mayor followed by carol singing by a good crowd of towns people which had gathered outside the hall for the occasion. […]

Longridge School Award

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On 5th July, Zoreen Hill and Catherine Seymour attended the Longridge Towers School Founders Day when the Civic Society’s annual prize was presented to 3rd form student Molly Ryan for her work with Army Cadets.

Berwick’s Commercial Character by Adam Menuge

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Berwick Civic Society was treated to a fascinating lecture with visual presentation named “ Berwick’s Commercial Character” by Dr Adam Menuge, of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, at Cambridge University. Adam kindly supplied us with a copy of his slide presentation which can be accessed by clicking below. Menuge on BuT Commercial […]

Pat Miller

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Sadly, Pat Miller died on the 10th August at 12.45pm in Berwick Infirmary. It was very peaceful. Pat and her late husband Philip were loyal supporters of the Civic Society over many years and in recent months Pat was an active member of both the Executive Committee and the Planning and Development sub-committee. The funeral […]