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Berwick-upon-Tweed – the northernmost town in England

Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England can be found in the county of Northumberland. It is only 2.5 miles from the Scottish border. Because of its proximity to Scotland, they played an important role in the border wars of Scotland, although the city to a strong culture. The city has been a part of England since 1482nd

Once the city was part of England, it was strongly fortified by Queen Elizabeth I. This fort was based on a new Italian style, continue toArtillery and functional addition to merely defensive. Today, the barracks and the town is the castle walls are still standing.

The local dialect of Berwick is a mixture of the northeastern English accent and Lowland Scots. With each new generation is slowly losing his Scottish accent elements. Much of the population over 60% are employed in the service sector.

The old bridge is a popular tourist attraction, as it is built around an arched bridge made of sandstone. The bridgeis still in use and is part of the main link between Edinborough and London. It was built in the early 1600s. The Royal Border Bridge was built as a railway viaduct with 28 arches. Queen Victoria was the bridge in 1850 and the East Coast Main Line uses.

Berwick has produced many famous people. John, that a famous Scottish reformer had a preaching job in Berwick. The author of the report, Beveridge, William Beveridge, who lived in Berwick. The painter LS Lowry painted myWorks of art in the beaches and the town of Berwick. The footballer Peter Ramage was born in Berwick. The actor Henry Travers, best described as the angel Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life became known was born in Berwick. Jeremy Purvis, the Liberal Democrats, there were recent. The model Natalie Pike lived in Berwick for a while.


December 24, 2009 - Posted by | Mary Travers Articles | , ,

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