Berwick historic market town has the highest concentration of listed buildings in any one conservation area in the country.
Distinctive, diverse and historically rich there has been a sustained approach to heritage led regeneration that started with the Berwick Preservation Trust back in the 1970’s, continuing to the present day with a number of heritage funding initiatives.
The latest English Heritage and Heritage Lottery funded schemes in Bridge Street, Castlegate and Townscape Heritage Initiative, along with a complementary Parks Project is coming to the end of a five year investment programme.
The recently completed heritage projects are the theme of the ‘Town Council and Berwick Conservation Area Advisory Group’s ‘Heritage Day’ that is being held in the Guildhall on June 26 from 10am to 3.30pm (registration at 9.45am).
There is also a guest speaker from Chester Walled Town and presentations by pupils and students who have contributed to the heritage projects.
With principal funders in attendance on the day, it is also an opportunity to look forward, to share aspirations; ideas and thoughts for future heritage led regeneration projects.
Attendance is free but places are limited to 35 seats on a first come first served basis and it is essential for registration/booking and catering purposes that you register your details if you wish to attend:
Please contact Tom Speight at County Hall either by email (Tom.Speight@northumberland.gov.uk) or by phone (01670 622703) to reserve your place. You may be refused entry if you have not reserved your place.