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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Heritage Open Days Weekend, 12 to 14 September

The annual Open Doors weekend takes place in Berwick from 12 to 14 September. Full list of buildings open and events taking place in Northumberland

Some of the following may interest you :

Saturday 13th September : St Oswald’s Way - Enjoy a guided short walk led by Michael Mountney around the Bamburgh area and back via a circular route including part of St Oswald's Way. Going is easy. Distance approximately 5 miles. 10.-00 to 13.00. Meet at the Car Park below Bamburgh Castle.

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September : Belford Hall – enjoy a tour of this listed Georgian building. 11.00 to 16.00 each day.
Sunday 14th September : Belford Hidden History Museum Open Day – Find out fascinating stories about the village’s history. This year there is a special focus on World War I. Open 10am to 4pm.

Friday 12th September : Magistrates Court in Church Street, Berwick. You can see around the Court, talk to some of the present JP’s, see a re-enactment of a recent case (11am and 2 pm.) and hear a talk on 19th century crime in Berwick at 3pm. The court is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.45pm.

Friday 12th September : Portraits of Northumberland at Wallace Green Car Park. Come and visit the converted horse wagon and help Julia Barton and Carl von Weiler collect memories of streets, shops and houses in Berwick. Open 10am to 4pm.

Saturday 13th September : Baptist Church in Golden Square. Formerly the Grammar School. Hosting an exhibition on the schools and churches of Golden Square and the Royal Tweed Bridge (the "New Bridge") of 1928, the building of which destroyed the square. Interesting features remain including the Grammar School plaque, the School House plaque, scrolled kneelers on gables and the grooved window sills. Open 10am to 4pm.

Saturday 13th September : Berwick Drill Hall in Ravensdowne. See around the Drill Hall and find out about Berwick in 1914. Open 10am to 1pm.

Saturday 13th September :  Tour of the Council Offices (Old Goal) in Wallace Green. Find out about the history of the building and inspect the cells ! For those not wanting to go on the tour, there will be a small local history exhibition in the foyer of the Council Office building. First tour at 10.30am and then every half hour with last one at 1.30pm.

Saturday 13th September : Ditch to Bastion and Castle Tour  - guided walks led by Jim Herbert. Castle Tour at 09.30 and 13.30, Ditch to Bastion, 11.30 and 15.30. See website for more details.

Saturday 13th September : Portraits of Northumberland at Wallace Green Car Park. See entry for Friday. Open 10.00 – 16.00.

Sunday 14th September : Story of Spittal Guided Walk.  Come and enjoy a guided walk around Spittal and find out more about its history. They start at 11.30 am and 2pm. Meet at the Lifeboat Station at Carr Rock.

Sunday 14th September : Archaeology and Artichokes and Tower Tour – guided walks led by Jim Herbert. Tower Tours at 10.00 and 11.30. Archaeology and Artichokes 13.00;14.30 and 16.00. 

Lowick Sunday 14th September : Lowick Pilgrim Trail. - This walk is organised by Lowick Heritage Group and explores the medieval pilgrim route from Lowick towards Holy Island. It  will follow the pilgrim way from the centre of the village to Hunting Hall. Refreshments  available at Hunting Hall. Starts at Bastle Corner at 2pm. All welcome.

Sunday 14th September : Guided Walk over site of Battle of Homildon Hill. Visitors will be able to take part in a guided walk over the site of the Battle on the date of its 612th anniversary. The walk will last approximately 90 to 120 minutes. Meet at Humbleton at 2pm but check website for details.

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