Since 2013, the Society has held a summer exhibition at Heatherslaw Mill. In 2016, the exhibition ran throughout July on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11.00am until 4.00pm. The exhibition was entitled 'Local History Update' and featured old maps, documents, photographs and census returns. It also gave details on the progress being made with the Branxton & Crookham Village Atlas. So, there was lots to see.
The Society also exhibited at the Kirknewton Festival from 19th to 21st August and the Etal Show on 4th September.
Arising from the archaeological excavations at Flodden and elsewhere in the area, an ongoing project is the washing and cataloguing of finds, at the Society's store at Etal. Apart from being a good social occasion, it is interesting to see and handle such a wide variety of artefacts, one after the other. A Roman brooch may be followed by a buckle, a flint microlith, a coin, a piece of clay (or smoking) pipe or a rim or base from an early or late glazed earthenware pot.
A new list of photographs of Branxton have been added to the archives.
See Archaeology News for information about our dig at Mardon
Congratulations to Ford School! See 'Village Atlas News' for details or follow the link to the Berwickshire Advertiser for more details. http://www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/heritage-heroes-are-the-first-in-england-1-4519447
ADVANCE NOTICE OF 2017 SUMMER EXCAVATION
Some very good news!
Please click on Archaeology News, above
FLODDEN 1513 WEBSITE
This website continues in a new format and is being kept up-to-date with information about the battle, the ecomuseum, the 41 sites on the network and much more. Please click on the Links page, above, in order to access the site. There is also information about 'The Way Ahead' on the Archaeology page, above.
The Society has an extensive collection of documents and photographs held in its secure archives. These are invaluable for members wishing to study the local history of the area or wishing to gather information for e.g. the Village Atlas Project. Please click on the tag above to see the catalogues. Anyone wishing to access the archives should contact the Society's Archivist, Maureen Charlton or the Assistant Archivist, Julia Day.
MEMBERS' WRITTEN CONTRIBUTIONS
Please see a new section on the website—click on the appropriate tab above. Please let us have your thoughts, in prose or in verse.
BRANXTON & CROOKHAM VILLAGE ATLAS PROJECT
There are some important meetings of the Activity Groups scheduled over the next few months. Please click on the appropriate tag above, which will take you to the Village Atlas page and give you all the dates, times and places of the meetings.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, TILLVAS MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER ATLAS GROUPS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY OF THESE MEETINGS (except the Steering Committee).
Please click on the Latest Newsletter page to see information for the current month.
PREVIOUS LECTURE AND OTHER REPORTS
Click on Reports on Events, above, for detailed accounts and press reports.
The Society operates a bookstall at all its meetings.
Items for sale include:-
1. The Society's first publication Breamish and Till: From Source to Tweed at £10 per copy and
2. Vivian Wilcock's Andrew Todd 1844-1908 ( with research input by TillVAS members) at £5 per copy.
See the Publications page for more about these books. Copies of Breamish and Till are also available in Cornhill Village Shop and the Lavender Tea Rooms and Village Shop in Etal.
There are also archaeological books and journals for sale. Net proceeds of sale go to TillVAS funds.