BERWICK’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR, AT HOME AND ABROAD
Linked to the Berwick 900 Festival is a Heritage Lottery Funded project that will focus on the lives and actions of civilians and members of the armed services from the communities of Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal during the First World War.
The project is led by Cittaslow Berwick, in partnership with the Berwick Branch of The Royal British Legion, and will provide opportunities for local people of all ages to engage with Berwick’s First World War heritage through workshops, activities and events.
Volunteers are working with Berwick Record Office and The King’s Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum to research archive material, examine contemporary accounts and record family memories. The material will be used to create an exhibition and displays that will be staged during the Berwick 900 First World War Commemoration event in Berwick Town Hall on 25th and 26th April.
The project also includes a series of activity workshops with pupils from local middle schools, held on 23rd and 24th April 2015. The sessions were hosted by Longridge Towers School and the range of living history activities was created to help build a clear picture of life in the First World War.