Naturalists club visits Norham

THE Berwickshire Naturalists Club’s fourth meeting of the 2012 season was held in Norham last Wednesday.

Sixty members met in Norham’s village hall for coffee and cakes before the morning programme. After a short introductory talk about the village Jim Gibson gave an illustrated talk on the River Tweed fisheries.

This was followed by a short talk on the artist, John Blair, who painted many border landscapes and examples of whose work were on display, together with other photographs and items of interest.

The morning concluded with a recitation of Border ballads by Davy Grant.

Five Norham residents had generously agreed to open their gardens and members had the opportunity to visit these during the lunch break.

In the afternoon members proceeded to the Norham station museum, which is looked after by Mrs Short, the wife of the last station master. Members were fascinated by the collection of railway memorabilia.