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Berwick 900 - Autumn 2015

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

‘OUR FOOD AND DRINK STORY’

Events include the popular Berwick Food and Beer Festivals and a variety of food-themed activities throughout the town.

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September

‘OUR BUILDINGS’ STORY’

An opportunity to visit buildings not usually open to the public.

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th October

‘OUR FAMILIES’ STORY’

Berwick Families’ Heritage Festival features the Berwick Family History Show on 3rd and 4th October and
a programme of activities and displays aimed at fostering links with families throughout Britain and beyond who have historical associations with the town. If your family has connections with Berwick, Tweedmouth or Spittal, this is the ideal time to visit us and explore your roots.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October

‘1715: NORTHUMBRIAN JACOBITES’

Displays, performances and talks marking the 200th anniversary of the capture of Holy Island Castle, on 10th October 1715, by two Northumbrian Jacobites.

Friday 16th to Sunday 25th October

‘OUR ARTS AND CRAFTS STORY’

Events include the Berwick Literary Festival (16th to 18th October), an exhibition illustrating Berwick’s printing and publishing heritage and the ‘ Arty-Facts Show’ art and crafts finale (24th and 25th October).

Throughout 2015

‘OUR SPORTING STORY’

Throughout 2015, Berwick’s sports clubs will be celebrating their history and personalities associated with their sports over the years.

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    Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

    Walkergate
    (upstairs in the library)
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Northumberland
    TD15 1DB

    +44 01670 622155

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    Berwick Literary Fest
    Family event
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Berwick Literary Festival 2017 will combine various events over the 20th-22nd October, including; readings, workshops, children's authors, book signings, poetry, education and schools events, meet the author, the Rotary short story writing competition and much more.

    Barracks Entrance
    Museums and galleries
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Berwick Barracks, among the first in England to be purpose-built, were begun in 1717 to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Today the Barracks houses three museums.

    Historic sites
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    If you are interested in genealogy or tracing your family history in Berwick-upon-Tweed, your main point of contact should be Berwick Record Office.

    Elizabethan Fortifications
    Historic sites
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Berwick's town walls are its most famous piece of architecture and still stand strong today, hundreds of years after they were built by Queen Elizabeth to keep out the invading Scots.

    Main Guard Museum
    Museums and galleries
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    The Main Guard is a Georgian Guard House near the quay; it displays ‘The Story of a Border Garrison Town’ exhibition and is supported by Berwick Civic Society.

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