Online LIVE Events

Heritage Question Time (Sundays 13th, 20th September 16:00)

Is there a burning question you have about the history of Berwick, Tweedmouth or Spittal? Now is your chance to join us online and ask a panel of three people who, between them, hope they have the answers: Berwick Archivist, Linda Bankier; local historian, Jim Herbert; and buildings historian, Catherine Kent.


Berwick Archives Revealed (Tuesday 15th September 19:00)

Berwick has a wonderful collection of Borough Archives which are still kept in the town and give a great insight into its fascinating history. Join Berwick Archivist, Linda Bankier in this online talk for a delve into the archives.

The Battle of Halidon Hill (Wednesday 16th September 19:00)

The Great Siege of Berwick-upon-Tweed culminated in the Battle of Halidon Hill fought to the north of the town on 19th July, 1333. This conflict pitted a newly enthrone Edward III of England against a mighty Scottish host.


If the Walls could Talk: Investigating the 18th Century Smoke Drawings at Berwick Barracks (Friday 18th September 17:00)

Created by soldiers in the eighteenth century, the smoke drawings on the ceiling of the barracks are a fascinating insight into the everyday lives of the men living in the barracks. Discovered during conservation work in the 1970s and 80s, the drawings include horses, buildings, women and names, made using candle smoke and stencils. Some of the smoke drawings are on display in the exhibition area of the barracks, while the others in storage have recently been cleaned and stored in purpose-made boxes. This will allow for more research into the stories behind the pictures.

Berwick InQUIZition (Sunday 20th September 20:00)

Join Pub quizmaster and local historian Jim Herbert to wrap up this year’s Berwick Heritage Open Days with his special family friendly online quiz. How well do you know Berwick and its history? Many of the answers (but not all) will be found through everything we post on the Berwick HODs website, so get watching those films! All you need is a pen and paper. Form teams if you can. No prizes, but remember; the knowledge is the real treasure. A fun way to round off this year's festival!