Berwick Upon Tweed, The Tweed Bridge c.1960

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Caption for Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Tweed Bridge C1960: The 1405ft long concrete four-span Royal Tweed Bridge, designed by L G Mouchel & Partners, was built in 1925-28 to take traffic off the old stone bridge that still stands nearby. The old bridge dates from the 17th century. It has fifteen segmented arches of varying height and width; it is 1168 ft long and built of red sandstone. There is a third bridge at Berwick. It is Robert Stephenson's magnificent 28-arch Royal Border of 1850, which carries the railway 120ft above the river. It took three years to build, but when completed it allowed through running of trains between Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

Memories of Berwick-upon-Tweed


I spent most of my childhood in Berwick staying at my nana's house in Wallace Green and then at my aunt's pub, the Harrow Inn in Tweedmouth. I would spend days on the beach, either Berwick or Spittal where they had trampolines on the beach. My nana's house was opposite the fire station and they used to practice on the (...Read full memory)

While I was on a family holiday in Northumberland, I went to Berwick one Saturday in March 2004 and enjoyed a rare sunny and mild day doing two things I enjoy: a walk on the pier to sniff the sea air and secondly a football match! I went to watch Berwick Rangers play Hamilton which was the first (...Read full memory)

A memory and what a memory it was! There were eleven of us lads who had booked a fishing trip on one of the boats that went out from the harbour in Berwick. It was early in the day when we went out for a five hour trip; we went out as far as five miles where the skipper, having a fish finder radar, began to (...Read full memory)

As a child we often travelled to Berwick just to see the lighthouse. We live in Ayrshire but my great grandmother, Robina Burgon, was from Berwick and the last person to man the lighthouse before it became operated by electricity. She took over from her father who worked on it for 9 years before falling ill. I loved visiting there and listening to the stories. Fond memories.

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Caption for Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Tweed Bridge C1960: The 1405ft long concrete four-span Royal Tweed Bridge, designed by L G Mouchel & Partners, was built in 1925-28 to take traffic off the old stone bridge that still stands nearby. The old bridge dates from the 17th century. It has fifteen segmented arches of varying height and width; it is 1168 ft long and built of red sandstone. There is a third bridge at Berwick. It is Robert Stephenson's magnificent 28-arch Royal Border of 1850, which carries the railway 120ft above the river. It took three years to build, but when completed it allowed through running of trains between Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

An extract from Northumberland Tyne and Wear Photographic Memories.

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