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Jun 13, 2012 - On the walls

Long before England and Scotland were united in 1603 Berwick-upon-Tweed was a border town which changed hands fourteen times between 1174 and 1482.During Elizabethan times there was the continued threat from the Scots so Elizabeth I built fortifications around the town. These fortifications remain today and one of the main attractions is to walk the walls. But before we did that we visited the Berwick Barracks. The barracks began in 1717 were one of the first purpose built barracks in England. Within the barracks there were three museums....

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Jun 20, 2011 - Another grave search and the Hogarth Ancestors

We go back north first thing this morning to visit the Falkirk Wheel – a very different type of canal lock. A pair of huge ‘water toughs’ connected each end to big, big wheels which in turn are gear driven and as they rotate the ‘troughs’ are raised and lowered all the while maintaining a horizontal position. The purpose being to drive boats and barges into the troughs, close the watertight gates and drop or raise the vessels to the next level on the canals. As the barge goes in displaced water is pumped out and nary a drop spilt on...

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May 31, 2007 - From York to Berwick-Upon-Tweed

This morning we got back on the train and headed further north to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, a quaint little town of about 26,000 people. Upon our arrival, we found a wonderful B & B just across from the train station owned by Liz & Graham Thompson. After seeing our room we dropped off our packs and explored the small town, which also has a wall around it....they boast that it is the most complete walled city in all of England, and they say that the town changed hands from Scottish to English many times and eventually wound up being English (the...

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