2019 Berwick venues and events – 17

Tweedmouth and Spittal

Medieval Tweedmouth (Walk)

Venue 26

Join local historian, Dr Catherine Kent in a walk through Tweedmouth’s historic core, discovering how local and national events from pre-Roman to Elizabethan times have defined and shaped the streets we see today.
Saturday 12:00 and Sunday 12:00 (about one hour) (booking required)
Meet at the junction of Tower Road and Mount Road. The walk includes steps and an unmade path but this section can be omitted by anyone who wishes.

Sandstell Fishing Shiel

Venue 27

The word “shiel” refers to the seasonal accommodation used by fishermen and in North Northumberland by salmon fishermen. The salmon fishing season lasts from 1st February until 30th November. The shiels were equipped with bunks and fireplaces, and were also used as storage for the fishing gear. Sandstell Shiel in Spittal is a Grade II listed building. Records of its existence go back to 1735 and it is the only surviving unmodernised example of this type of building on the River Tweed.
Saturday 10:00-16:00 and Sunday 10:00-16:00 (no booking required)
Sandstell Fishing Shiel, Sandstell Road, Spittal.

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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