Berwick's rich heritage on show

Heritage Open Days proved a huge success in Berwick with hundreds of residents and visitors taking in a wide range of events.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:16 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 09:21 am
Heritage Open Days in Berwick.

There was more going on in Berwick than any other part of Northumberland, with 30 events held.

Archivist Linda Bankier said: “Berwick Heritage Open Days this year was a great success thanks to the support of local organisations, building owners, volunteers and those who visited sites.

“All the sites had a steady flow of people visiting them and it was great to see both local people and visitors going round the various locations and enjoying Berwick’s unique heritage.

“I haven’t received back all the figures yet but over 1,300 people visited the exhibitions in the Guildhall; just over 120 visited the Magistrates Court and over 100 people visited the air raid shelter on Castle Terrace.

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“The organising team is really pleased with how it all went, the first year working together as a partnership of organisations. There was a real buzz about the town. We are hoping to build on it next year and if anyone has a building they would like to open or an event to complement the weekend, please get in touch.”