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Linda Bankier writes:


This weekend (13 – 15 September) is Heritage Open Days in Berwick. There are over 35 events taking place, a mixture of open buildings; walks; talks and exhibitions. I’ve attached a list of all the events and further information can be found on www.heritageopendays.org.uk or on the Visit Berwick website.


There will be lots going on in the Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday. In the Guildhall, you can view photographs of Berwick taken in 1959 as well as find out about the history of the building. Vote for your favourite “Wanted Poster” . Children’s activities will take place all weekend and there is also the opportunity to visit the Old Gaol ( Sat & Sun : 1 – 3 ) The Council Chamber will host a number of talks and films ( see attached list)


All the events are free and a list is attached. There is something for everyone and so, please do come along and support this local event which is run by volunteers.


If you need any further information, please contact Berwick Record Office – berwickarchives@northumberland.gov.uk


We have introduced a number of new walks this year in both Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal :

  • ·         Spittal : a Hint of History (Friday; Saturday and Sunday @ 10am )
  • ·         Medieval Tweedmouth ( Sat & Sun @ 12)
  • ·         Tweedmouth’s West End – A show ? (Sat & Sun 1.45 pm  )
  • ·         Guided walk around Castle Vale and Coronation Parks (Sat 1 pm)
  • ·         Walk around the Elizabethan Walls ( Sat & Sun : 13:30)

All the walks can be booked via Berwick Tourist Information – berwick.tic@northumberland.gov.uk or telephone 01670 622155

In addition, there are lots of buildings open –

  • ·         Gunpowder Magazine (Fri  1 – 4 and Sat : 10 – 4)
  • ·         Cumberland Bastion ( Sat 10- 4 and Sun 11 – 4)
  • ·         Masonic Hall ( 10 – 4)
  • ·         Berwick Amateur Rowing Club ( Sat 12 – 6; Sun 12 – 4 )
  • ·         Palace Green Pavilion (Sat & Sun : 11 – 2 )
  • ·         Berwick Barracks (open free Sat & Sun)


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Here is the data for August 2019. There were no Police spot speed checks during this period.  The speeds in general have been lower than usual, especially past the Vicarage . The detailed sheets are available on the Parish Council website.
In July the total number of vehicles recorded coming into Lowick from the East was 28,940 and from the West it was 31,920.  There appear to have been several Diversions off the A1, see page 3 of the Summary Sheet, as confirmed by the large increase in volume of vehicles travelling at below 10mph.  However, some of this could be due to the harvest
At the next Parish Council meeting  Phillip Hanson will present his estimate as to how much extra traffic has gone through Lowick since the 2nd September due to this nightly diversion from the A1. Map below.
The Highways Agency responded swiftly to complaints that the signage on the A1 at Fenwick prevented a clear view of oncoming traffic from the south. Any issues which arise from the diversion which are spotted should be reported directly to them [try 0300 123 5000], or the police on 101.


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There will be no film this month as I am away! Normal service will resume in October, when we will happily meet once more to view FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS.


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We attach details of the RISING SUN – WALK OF HOPE.

I’m Matt, I’m the Community Fundraising Manager for Brain Tumour Research for the North region.

We’re organising a charity event called the Walk of Hope on 28th September in the North East and would be delighted if you would include the attached poster and / or event information in one of your publications or on your website.

The reason Brain Tumour Research needs your support is because brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more they kill more adults and children under the age of 40 than any other cancer… yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

We are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally and we are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours.

Here are a few stories from Brain Tumour Research patients and supporters who live in the North East:






Event Information


This is the link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2060811923965908/

  • 11am start
  • Saturday 28th September
  • Rising Sun Countryside Centre, Newcastle, NE12 9SS
  • £10 per adult or £30 per family of 4
  • 3-mile route
  • Each walker receives a Fighting Force medal and a Brain Tumour Research t-shirt
  • Spot the wildlife trail
  • Face Painter
  • Family friendly

I really hope you can help and hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,

Matthew Price

Community Fundraising Manager – North


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The Lowick Heritage Group announces its programme for 2019-1020, as well as the link to its new website: lowickheritagegroup.org. The nights are drawing in………..