Berwick upon Tweed History Society

Welcome to the Events page

Details of forthcoming History Society speakers are listed below along with previous speakers.

Thank you to our new chair James Bruce, Bernard Shaw and Mark Strachan for putting the programmes together for the Society

Forthcoming speakers for the Berwick History Society 2019 - 2020.

The next Berwick History Society is a joint meeting with our friends from the Civic Society and will held at the Parish Centre, Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 7.30pm

 "Throught Ice and Fire"
A talk by Leona J Thomas on the Russian Arctic Convoy Diary in 1942 is based on her father's memoirs.

Meetings will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Parish Centre, Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF at 7.30 pm unless otherwise stated in the programme below.

All visitors most welcome, £2 entry for non-members.

History Society Programme for 2019 - 2020

Previous talks and speakers for the History Society

  History Society Programme for 2018 - 2019 


For those of you that missed the Cameron Robertson talk in December 2018,
Please use the link here to see a 5 minute "You Tube" video of the "The Archive of Smith, Berwick: Photo-News Service to Photo Centre" exhibition.

This following link provides a brief summary of the Smith Photo Centre as well as the background to the exhibition.
Taken from the "You Tube" page.

   History Society Programme for 2017 - 2018

Wednesday 11th October Berwick Barracks Heritage Hub and Port talks - Berwick Advertiser review

History Society Programme for 2016 - 2017


History Society Programme for 2015 - 2016


History Society Programme for 2014 - 2015



History Society Programme for 2013 - 2014

Wednesday 19th March 2014 with a presentation entitled ‘The Flodden Documentary Research Project Our Discoveries’ by Linda Bankier (Berwick Archivist)

Wednesday 19th February 2014 with a presentation entitled ‘A History of Twizell Castle’ By Catherine Kent

Wednesday 15th January 2014  ‘‘Wilson’s Tales of the Borders’ by Andrew Ayre further details available at

Wednesday 11th December. ‘Sir William Beverage, the Man, the Report and the Berwick Division’ By Michael Frazer

Wednesday 20th November 2013.  ‘A Glimpse into the Archives at Paxton House’ by Martha Andrews and Chris Pawson

Wednesday 16th October 2013. Joint meeting with Berwick Civic Society.  ‘European Walled Towns’ by David Bruce

History Society Programme for 2012 - 2013

Wednesday 17th April 2013 Annual General Meeting followed by  ‘STRATEGIC DECISIONS AT FLODDEN’ By Dr Chris Burgess

Wednesday 20th March 2013 ‘MEDICINES FROM THE MUD’ Recent Investigations at Soutra Medieval Hospital. By Dr. Brian Moffat

Wednesday 20th February 2013 ‘NORTHUMBRIAN IDENTITY’ Through MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE By Kim Bibby-Wilson

Wednesday 16th January 2013 “THE HISTORY OF FREEMASONARY IN BERWICK ” by Steve Newman. Please click on this link for the talk summary.

Wednesday 12th December 2012. “BARMOOR CONNECTIONS” by John Ferguson. Please click on this link for the talk summary.

Wednesday 21st November 2012. “BERWICK’S FOOD HERITAGE” by Derek Sharman. Please click on this link for the talk summary. This link provides details of the "Berwick's Food Heritage"

Wednesday 17th October 2012. This was a joint meeting with the Civic Society 'WHOSE HERITAGE IS IT ANYWAY?’ By Doreen Grove

History Society Programme for  2011 - 2012

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