April 25th 2015 marked the centenary of the first day of the Gallipoli Landings and the Battle of St Julien (2nd Battle of Ypres). Battalions recruited in Berwick and the surrounding area played significant roles in each of these actions.
Berwick’s contribution to the First World War, at home and abroad, was commemorated by a programme of talks, interactive workshops for schools, performances and re-enactments and an exhibition illustrating the actions of local men in the campaigns of 1915 and life for civilians on the home front in Berwick.
1915: Our First World War Story -23rd to 26th April 2015
Workshops at Longridge Towers School
World War One Event - 25th & 26th April
Living History - 25th April
Recruiting Party - 26th April
The events were part of a year long project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.