Archive 2018: Barc Boathouse

2018 Venue 2

Come and see the most northerly boathouse in England. Built in 1869 for the Berwick Amateur Rowing Club, this wooden boathouse has recently undergone conservation work. It all began in early 1869 when a meeting was called in the town to form a rowing club, which was to promote the sport of rowing in 'a friendly and gentlemanly manner.' The present site was given to erect a boathouse which was completed in that same year. The club is still thriving today and uses its boathouse on the New Road for training and rowing events.

New Road (the path along the River Tweed, past the New Bridge)

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.

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