Battle of Carhamis commemorated

Hundreds of visitors have helped to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the important, but little known, Battle of Carham.

Thursday, 12th July 2018, 14:00 pm
Battle of Carham commemorations.

The Battlefields Trust, in partnership with the Carham 1018 Society, hosted a living history display and battle re-enactment last weekend.

The battle, by the banks of the River Tweed, helped to define the English-Scottish border as we know it today.

Clive Hallam-Baker, who helped to organise it, said: “It was a fabulous weekend.”

The attendance on Saturday had been affected by the England versus Colombia World Cup football but there was a fantastic turnout in glorious weather on Sunday.

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“We had visitors from all over the place but the thing that I took away from it was that local people, from both sides of the border, were able to ask what Carham was all about and find out a bit more,” said Mr Hallam-Baker. “People were able to stand and look at the border. It was really quite remarkable.”

The event was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.