The Old Gaol in Wallace Green

Berwick Through Time

In 1835 the new Town council was told the Gaol on the top floor of the Town Hall in Marygate was not suitable for housing prisoners. A new gaol was built on Wallace Green. This video presentation by Linda Bankier provides an insight into the Berwick Court, its gaol and the treatment of prisoners.

About the author 

Linda Bankier

Linda Bankier is the Berwick Archivist and has run the Berwick Record Office for many many years. She has over 30 years experience delving into the archives of Berwick and North Northumberland, researching the history of people and unearthing unusual stories and information about the area in the past.
Linda also enjoys encouraging people to use the archives to understand and celebrate our rich and unique heritage.