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Tuesday 20 October 2015

Memories and Family Stories of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Tied to a Rope – 22-25 October

Carl von Weiler making a section of rope
Can you imagine the memories and family stories of Berwick-upon-Tweed tied to a rope ?

Visit Berwick, this Thursday to Sunday (22-25 October), to see a 900 metre sculptural rope threaded through the centre of Berwick with family stories and memories of Berwick attached to the rope on luggage-type label pieces of card as well as other objects.

I’ve had a hard time imagining it but I’m looking forward to seeing the rope, handling the objects and reading the stories.

The idea is inspired by the town’s history of rope making and the legendary rope walks that residents and visitors to Berwick-upon-Tweed still remember.

The rope will be in place from 22nd to 25th October but the family stories will stay on The Great Performing Rope website for at least a year.

There’s still time to get your family story included.  If you miss their deadline, send your story to

and I'll put it on the family stories section of the blog.

Also, visit the art and crafts exhibition in Berwick Town Hall from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 24 October and Sunday. 25 October.

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