Coldstream’s Flodden exhibition

Coldstream wall hangings
Coldstream wall hangings

Coldstream’s stunning Flodden wall hanging, which is now on permanent display in the town’s community centre, is the focal point of a Flodden exhibition taking place in the centre from Sunday.

The exhibition runs from September 8 to Thursday, September 12 between 10am-4pm (noon to 4pm on the Wednesday).

The exhibition also includes: Flodden 500 artefacts, which have been on display at the ‘Flodden: A Commemoration’ exhibition in Edinburgh until earlier this week; examples of palaeography (document transcriptions) provided by Berwick archivist Linda Bankier; ‘Flodden 500’ pop-up boards that tell the story of the battle; paintings by local artists; a poem by local poet Arthur Parsons; the original wall hanging drawings, plus photos of it being made, and a hands-on display of the tracing, cutting, sewing, and quilting processes; and written articles by local school children.

The Flodden wall hanging featured on BBC 1 North East and Cumbria’s ‘Inside Out’ programme on Monday this week during a piece about the Battle of Flodden (for those who missed it you can catch if on the BBC iPlayer. until the beginning of next week).