Local history societies share Flodden stories

Linda Bankier steps of Guildhall
Linda Bankier steps of Guildhall
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Bygone Boderlands are being celebrated in a community-led exhibition in Berwick’s Guildhall on May 18 and 19.

As part of the Flodden 1513 commemorations the exhibitions of local insight and knowledge will combine with minute-by-minute accounts of the battle developed by the Flodden 1513 team.

“We know from experience, Bygone Borderlands has a huge appeal to visitors, local individuals and families interested in learning more about the Battle of Flodden, the history of north Northumberland and the Scottish Borders,” said Berwick archivist Linda Bankier.

The event brings together local family history and heritage groups showcasing their own past. Groups with a part in the Flodden Story will highlight the role their community played 500 year ago.

Taking part are: Ayton Local History Society, Old Parish Of Bamburgh Local History Archive, Berwickshire Naturalists Club, Borders Family History Society, Border Archaeological Society, Glendale Local History Society, Norham and Ladykirk Local History Society, Lowick Heritage Group, Northumberland and Durham Family History Society , Till Valley Archaeological Society and Northumberland and Durham and Borders Family History Societies.