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News

The Cap-a-Pie Theatre Company is about to go on tour with a new production, Woven Bones, about the soldiers’ skeletons discovered on Palace Green, Durham. The play is touring from Dunbar to Durham (following the soldiers’ journey) at various venues including Elsdon Village Hall at 7pm on Tuesday 26 June.  Other venues include Berwick and Newcastle.
 
Follow this link for more information and ticket options
 

Ceramics expert to give a potted history of his work

Thursday 28 June, 7pm

Berwick Museum & Art Gallery

Free Entry

Graham created six ceramic vessels inspired by the natural and cultural heritage of Holy Island and the adjacent coast for the exhibition ‘Fragments’ which is currently on display in the museum. This free event will give people an opportunity to see the exhibition and hear a very entertaining account of a life working with clay.

The Start of the Border Story

Carham 1018

 

Living History and Reenactment weekend

 

To commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Carham 1018 a Living History and Battle             Re-enactment Weekend will be held on 7th & 8th July 2018  at Carham (Postcode TD12 4RW) on the south bank of the River Tweed.  Proceedings will begin each day at 9.30 am and end at 4.30 pm. Full agenda, when available, will be on the website, and fully publicised.
This will be an educational and fun day for the family, with two battles each day and demonstrations of life in this area one thousand years ago.
The event is Lottery funded and therefore this is a Free Event  -  No entrance fee and  Free Parking

 

 

 

The next TillVAS talk is on Weds. 5th September at 7.30pm in Crookham Village Hall when Dr Brian Moffat  from Edinburgh will tell us about ‘Medieval Medicine and its use in the present day’.

The report for Mardon has now been completed. See the Archaeology section for more details. HLF has awarded a grant to TillVAS for further work in autumn  2018.

TillVAS AGM

Many thanks to all who attended our AGM and talk where Dr Richard Carlton gave a very good account of the Mardon Dig. For more details see 'reports on events'

Data Protection - please see the new TillVAS policy statement on the membership page

TillVAS ARCHIVES

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.

BOOKSTALL

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.