Berwick 900 commemorated the 300th anniversary of the capture of Holy Island Castle by two Northumbrian Jacobite sympathisers on 10th October 1715.
During the weekend, almost 600 people visited the displays, talks and performances in Berwick Town Hall on 10th and 11th October 2015 and a recreated 18th century printer’s workshop at No 2 Hide Hill.
A highlight of the commemorative programme was a dramatic recreation of the Inquiry held in Berwick following the capture of Holy Island Castle two Jacobites, Launcelot and Mark Erringtion, and their subsequent escape from the gaol in Berwick Town Hall. The performance was produced by Chris Green and was staged by local amateur performers.
1715: Our Jacobite Story -10th & 11th October 2015