Heritage Question Time Answers from our Experts

Full recordings of all our Live Events are featured on the website page Live Event Recordingsbut if you want to get quickly to a particular question on Heritage Question Time then this is the page for you.

Our experts, Jim Herbert, Linda Bankier and Dr Catherine Kent were asked pre-submitted questions from the public and each question and its answer are featured individually on this page. Go to the Team page for an introduction to our panel.  

Heritage Question Time #1 Sunday 13th September 2020

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  • Question #1 - David Mumford

  • Question #2 - Rev'd Smith & Robin Kent

  • Question #3 - Susan Charlton

  • Question #4 - Sheila Kent

  • Question #5 - Antony Chessell

  • Question #6 - unknown

  • Question #7 - Janine van Vliet

When and why, did Berwick cease to be a port of national importance? - David Mumford

Heritage Question Time #2 Sunday 20th September 2020

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  • Question #1 - Johnny Hannah

  • Question #2 - allison Longbone

  • Question #3 - Allison Longbone

  • Question #4 - Chris Thorpe

  • Question #5 - Judith Davison

  • Question #6 - David Welsh

  • Audience Question - Tamara Kelly-Becket

  • Audience Q & A

How much whaling happened from Berwick? Were there particular captains/whalers? Or particular boats? Did they catch any whale? Or only certain types of whale? For example, do you know of any scrimshaw pieces by Berwick whalers from sperm/killer whale teeth? Any info would be appreciated. - Johnnie Hannah

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