Thanks to Martha Andrews

Martha Andrews is very much thanked for giving an excellent talk at the history society last Thursday. Her talk was on Norham and district and was particularly well supported by excellent power point photos. Thanks Martha.

Martha must like us as she has joined our committee!

By Gerald Tait

Thanks to Peter Munroe

Thanks are extended to Peter Munroe on a splendid talk at the history society on 2nd February. His enlightening talk was on 'Treasure and a Coldstream Lad'.


By Gerald Tait

Conservation of Medieval Lennel Kirk

Today, Coldstream's Heritage Ltd (Community Interest Company) is 'borrowing' the history society website to do three things:-

1) to alert volunteers that further archaeology will commence either in early or mid-March;

2) the stonemasonry repairs will be commenced on 3rd April by a firm from Blyth called Team-Force Restoration Ltd; and

3) we want to re-acknowledge the £136k cash funding for the project from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, Fallago Environmental Fund, Scottish Community Landfill Tax Fund, The Headley Trust, Douglas and Angus Estates, Lennel Estates, Flodden 1513 Club, Coldstream and District Local History Society and private donations.

By Gerald Tait

Aileen Orr - Talk on Wojtek the Bear

Grateful thanks are extended to Aileen Orr of Hutton for her wonderful talk last night on the famour bear of World War II. In front of a good audience Aileen never used any notes and talked spendidly about the famous Wojtek and the impact the bear had on the military. It was a wonderful presentation with the audience asking salient questions. Thanks Aileen and good luck with the book and film on the famous Syrian bear. Society secretary, Lynne Burgess, thanked Aileen for her enthusiasm for the topic. The same day a wonderful feature appeared in the 'Berwickshire News',

By Gerald Tait

Coffee Morning to raise funds for Lennel Kirk conservation project

Coldstream's Heritage Ltd, a Community Interest Company set up to conserve and research the medieval Lennel kirk, is hosting a coffee morning in the British Legion next Saturday (7th) at 10:30am. Donations of bakes and raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated, as would volunteer help. Donations can be deposited with Trevor Swan, Will Murray or Gerald Tait.

By Gerald Tait

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