Hub must be kept in town

The feasibility of a Berwick Heritage Hub was achieved some months ago.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 8:00 am

It is a pleasing forward undertaking, which with a new leisure centre would probably, at last, put Berwick firmly on the tourist circuit of Northumberland, which Coun Davey noticed while admitting that key funding might be available with the help of North Tyneside and Newcastle.

What puzzles me is that he keeps on mentioning the Borders Heritage Hub.

I fear that the Scottish Borders will grab the title and win the race to have a cultural heritage centre in some more central Border town so we will lose out again.

The Barracks are in Berwick. Yes, the army used it for Border units and it has an integral part of the building, which basically it will keep, but the Barracks are in Berwick.

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The archives are basically Northumbrian, the museum is run by Woodhorn, and the fabric is looked after by English Heritage.

So please let it be the Berwick-upon-Tweed Heritage Hub.

If the Borders wishes to participate within the last bastion of Northumberland they can be made welcome and so increase the stature of our historical town.

Sue Handoll

Berwick-upon-Tweed