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Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Postby Madeleine » Tue May 14th, 2013, 9:16 am

I'm just back from a walking weekend in B-upon-Tweed. Very enjoyable, we went to Holy Island/Lindisfarne which was lovely, and on Sunday got a bus to the border and then walked across the River Tweed into Scotland, to a village called Coldstream (where the famous Guards originated) and which is very near the site of the Battle of Flodden, although that actually took place back in England. There was a bit of info about the battle, with a monument in the form of a sword pointing in the general direction of the where the battle took place, and a brief history of the battle in the local museum. It's the 500th anniversary of it this September, so it looks like there'll be quite a few commemorative events. The weather was glorious for once and we had a lovely walk along the river.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Tue May 14th, 2013, 9:37 am

I always enjoy visiting places like this. Berwick-upon-Tweed isn't a place I've visited but would like to.
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Heavenfield by L J Ross & Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue May 14th, 2013, 10:04 am

Yes it's a nice town, on a lovely bit of coast and with quite a bit of history. It also has one of only about 5 churches from Oliver Cromwell's time, which we visited. And it's a good base for visiting other places, if that makes sense eg only about 1 hour from Edinburgh. Not many restaurants for the evening though!
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland


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