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Berwick History Society meets every third Wednesday of the month, at 7.30pm, at the parish centre in the Parade.
Matthew and George Culley, pioneers in the selective breeding of livestock, especially sheep, were the chief protagonists in Howard Culley’s February talk on Northumberland’s Agricultural Revolution.
Besides getting a lowdown on some of the breeds they developed, and hearing about local resistance to their newfangled techniques, Mr Culley’s account provided a useful insight into late 18th and early 19th century social mobility. From humble origins in the 1800s, the Culley family established themselves as landed gentry.
On Wednesday, March 15, we welcome Berwick archivist Linda Bankier, who is engaged on a day-to-day basis with our region’s sometimes charming, sometimes dramatic and turbulent, but in any case rarely uninteresting past, like no one else. The history society is also privileged to have her on its committee.
Her talk will be an overview of the various re-enactments, themed exhibitions, arts and crafts activities, festivals and parades which made up last year’s special programmes, Berwick 900 and the Our Families Project.
There is a £2 charge on the door for non-members.