History in image and words

Features of Berwick in text and image give a sense of its history.

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49 - 51 Marygate

Thomas Rugg was a wealthy cloth-dealer or mercer who traded between London and Scotland. He and his wife Jane moved to Berwick in 1562 and in 1563 he was made a Freeman, with permission to trade from a shop in the street.


The Holdman and the Elizabethan Pier

In 1337 a ship belonging to Walter Brekheved of [King's] Lynn, carrying grain for Berwick, 'was driven by a storm against a wall called Holdman, with such force that she broke ...

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Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.