Berwick 900 - Summer 2015

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June


Berwick was a garrison town for over 400 years and England’s first infantry barracks was opened here in 1721. This year’s Armed Forces Day Parade includes re-enactors representing soldiers of the garrison from the 17th to the 20th centuries. During the weekend, living history enactments will be staged at The Barracks, Gunpowder Magazine, Main Guard and sites around Berwick’s fortifications.

Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July


The events begin on Thursday 16th July with the Mouth of the Tweed Festival on Berwick Quayside and the annual Crowning of the Salmon Queen in Tweedmouth. Other attractions include displays and performances celebrating our salmon-netting and sea-fishing heritage, visits by historic fishing vessels and the Tweedmouth Feast Carnival Float Parade on Sunday 19th July.

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August


Spittal Seaside Festival features all the attractions of a traditional seaside holiday, complete with donkey rides and Punch and Judy Show on the promenade. The weekend’s programme also includes displays, activities and entertainment celebrating Spittal’s seaside story from the early days of the spa well to its 20th century heyday as a holiday resort.

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August


2015 marks the 170th anniversary of the first lifeboat stationed at the mouth of the River Tweed. ‘Our Maritime Story’ illustrates the story of the Port of Berwick, its whaling industry and the vessels and sea-trade associated with the town over the centuries. The main event is the Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Festival on Sunday 16th August.

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