The Perils of Property Development

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Please find attached details of the talk on Wednesday, 13th July 2022, within The Parish Centre at 7:30 pm. I am delighted to advise that the speaker will it be our very own Chairman of Planning and Development – Brian Gowthorpe BA, FRICS (Retired) on the subject of:

Simpson’s Malt – A Berwick History

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A Talk by Richard Simpson, Vice-Chairman of Simpson’s Malt at the Parish Centre on 8th June 2022 Richard introduced himself as the 5th generation of a family business that started as ‘Corn Factors’ – the buying and selling of corn to others – in  1852 in Leeds. He went on to give an informative and […]

The Queen’s Jubilee Party at the Main Guard

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The Civic Society celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a party at The Main Guard on 26th May.  This was also a preview of this year’s current exhibition on Royal Berwick. Over 60 guests enjoyed a great evening with a delicious finger buffet catered by Susan Reay.  Amongst these was The Mayor of Berwick, Cllr […]

Berwick Heritage Open Days

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This year Heritage Open Days (HODS) will take place in England between 9 and 18th September inclusive and the general theme is “Astounding Inventions”. I’m not sure how we will fit into that at the moment and so, if anyone has any ideas, do let me know. Berwick HODS will run over the whole period […]

Is Berwick changing for the Better?

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Reproduced from the Berwick Civic Society Summer Newsletter: download copy We regularly hear grumbles from those who are convinced that Berwick has declined from a previous golden age of bustling prosperity; they are convinced that nothing much happens except decline. In fact, Berwick continues to change a lot more than people might think. Gilbert O’Brien, […]

Events and Promotions 2022

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Click to go to Events Calendar for more details This year‘s calendar of events begins on the 11th of May with a talk by Hugh Garratt on;“Change and Decay: Some Key Issues in the Conservation of Historic Buildings.”. Thiswas arranged by Brian Gowthorpe and it will concentrate on a problematic area whichoccurs time and time […]

Main Guard Party

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There has been some delay in the printing of our Newsletter because of staff shortages due to Covid.  However, we hope to have these distributed very soon. In the meantime, we should like members to know the date of our Main Guard Party on Thursday, 26th May from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.  It will […]

Window change/decay and restoring public buildings

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The Civic Society’s next talk will be on 11th May 2022, at 7:30 pm, within The Parish Centre and will be given by  Hugh Garratt of Smith and Garratt, Specialist Surveyors.  Hugh Garratt is a Chartered Surveyor, specialising in planning and development, heritage and private client advisory work. The presentation will be on window change/decay and […]

New Office-Bearers and Executive for 2022-23

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A new executive was elected at the Annual General Meeting held in Berwick Parish Centre on Wednesday 13th April 2022: – Office-Bearers: Chairman – Zoreen HillVice Chairman – vacantHon Secretary – Anne HumphreyHon Treasurer and Membership Secretary – Bob HumphreyWebmaster – Homer Lindsay Executive Committee Members: Cheryl BeeBrian GowthorpeGeorgina HilSandra Gann The formal part of […]